Please tell me that I’m not the only one who genuinely adores Valentine’s Day?? I love it, and since Noah is now in preschool twice a week, you better believe I seized the opportunity to make homemade Valentines for his classmates.
Since I’m also Noah’s Room Parent, I always like to do a little something extra to put in the kid’s lockers. It isn’t necessary, but that’s my personality – I sincerely get joy from making events, holidays, birthdays, feel a little extra special.
Everything I used to make the Valentines and goody bags with, I found at Hobby Lobby. I wanted to keep the bags simple, so I got a pack of red and white paper sacks, and we filled them with heart-shaped straws, bubbles, and little Valentine’s rubber bracelets. I was originally going to buy candy, but with a holiday inundated with bite-size sugar rushes (not that I’m complaining), I thought we’d do something a little more kid-friendly.
As far as making our Valentines, I wanted to use sensory items to keep the boys interested. So I grabbed some fuzzy pom-poms, jewels, heart shapes from different materials, and of course googly eyes. Since all of the pieces would require glue, I told the boys to build their hearts however they wanted and I would glue the pieces down when they were done.
It definitely took more time making them than just having Noah scribble his name on some preprinted cards, but the boys had a ton of fun building their own. Noah asks me at least once a day if it’s time to give them to his friends.
I think this weekend I might get some stuff for us to make this tasty looking Cupid’s Crunch that I came across on Pinterest. The boy’s love anytime we make chex mix, so we usually make a big movie night out of it, complete with a pallet on the floor. 🙂
So what are your weekend plans? And do you have anything in particular that you like doing together as a family during Valentine’s Day? Leave your ideas in the comments below, because I would love to try them! Hope you guys have an amazing weekend! XO
P.S. Mini Style for Valentine’s Day and Valentine’s Day Photo Shoot.
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