Holidays are always a wonderful time to take a simple learning activity and turn it into a fun, themed game. We made this literacy game a few years ago and it still gets pulled out with our Valentines decorations each year and ignites new enthusiasm every time. Plus, as is my way, it's super simple to create and play (and cheap!).
Valentines for Veterans is a special way to help your children show their appreciation for some important members of our community.
The purpose of the program is to have community members send a Valentine to a Veteran to show our appreciation and thanks for their sacrifices, but it's also a great opportunity to take those conversations we had on Remembrance Day and put them into something more concrete and give some love to others in our community.
I am upcycling some of the kids' artwork into these super simple, yet super charming, greeting cards.
Little kids love sparkly things so for Valentine's Day we created these little bags of "gems" and chocolate, and then my five year old and I co-designed a card to go with it that you can download for free!
Here's my super easy tutorial so you can make custom clips for any occasion (especially adorable for a parade of Cupid babies on Valentine's Day).
Patchwork Valentine window decorations for toddlers - easy, low cost and quick (though the potential for glitter abuse is high).