Click here to print out your Valentine's Day Cards! What a great opportunity to not only print out and share these cards with friends and family, but, you have the chance to open up a discussion on each character and the trait that they represent! I'm not sure if your child(ren) are home learning or are able to attend their school, but, these Valentine's Cards are fun!
When our children were young, I was a Room mom for the class parties and one of my favorite things to do! I wish I had a picture of the fun Valentine Bag we would make and hang on the front or side of the child's desk. I don't! It was simple and we made it like this:
1. Use a lunch bag or empty cereal box
2. Cut out a large heart, red, pink, white and design your own
3. Using construction paper or print paper and cut out 1" strips to use for arms and legs. You'll fold them individually accordion style.
4. Cut out white or color of your choice in the shape of a heart or if you're able to cut out cartoon hands and cartoon feet to attach to the bottom of the arms and legs. Glue is best, tape works.
5. Now, glue the arms, one on each side of the top of the heart and do the same for the feet attaching at the bottom of the heart.
6. Glue your heart to the front of the folded lunch bag or empty cereal box.
7. Let your child(ren) get creative and decorate their valentine bags! Many times we added a baseball hat or a princess crown to the top of the heart!
In my world, everyday is Valentine's Day, trying to fill each one with love. It's a beautiful feeling to share your heart! For our Valentine's Day lunch/dinner I always made something red, like pizza, red sauce over pasta, tomato soup, etc. For desert we always had red jello with whip cream and sometimes a plain sugar cookie with red frosting or pink frosting, red and pink are traditional colors of love. You do you! Some of you may be way creative and it's a fun opportunity for your kids to make heart shaped cookies, heart shaped peanut butter and jelly sandwiches or pancakes with a heart cookie cutter. Involve your child(ren) in the kitchen!
Some fun ideas to gift your own child(ren) on Valentine's Day! And, let's not forget the old fashioned note giving! Who doesn't love a love note, a post it with a positive word put on a dresser drawer, a bathroom mirror, a bedroom door, etc. Waking up to a heartfelt word or message is a great way to start your day!
These are some fun and simple ways to tell your family and friends that you love them, that you care about them, that they matter and to simply wish them ...
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!
Married with children since 1981. Love working with children and sharing the Characters of Character.