valentines day: ideas for cards, candy, and fun
Valentine’s Day is around the corner–here’s the teachmama round-up, the throwback post!
Before I share this year’s Valentines, (okay, so they’re not finished yet–you got me!), I thought I’d go flashback for tonight and highlight some of our Valentine’s Day fun from years past. . .
. . . some of these activities are so cute that they’re totally worth bringing back into the mix. And if you only have a second to sneak in some early reading skills, make your kiddos work a bit for their Valentine’s from you!
these are so cute, it’s nuts
- Happy Face and Flower Valentines: These are really going to be hard to top if you ask me. They turned out waaay sweet last year.
pink, sparkly, and full of hearts and people we love
- Our Love Tree: This year it’s been too wet to even think about bringing sticks into our house, but I think we’ll do some variation come spring.
stained glass hearts
- Stained Glass Hearts: on sunny days, nothing was more beautiful if you ask me. I’d like to keep them up all year.
patterns and counting and hearts, oh my!
- Candy Heart Patterns: any way to play with candy is worthwhile in my book–and if you can sneak in a little math disguised as fun–even better!
And that’s it from this not-all-that-crafty crafter until the hearts and glitter and stamps and tattoos (yes, tattoos!) start flying in a Valentine’s-makin’ frenzy in the next few days! Cheers!
If you found something–or you’ve done something cool for Valentine’s day, please share a link here!
Or consider taking a jump on over to we teach, join the forum, and check out what the we teach: crafts, we teach: holidays, and other groups are doing in the spirit of Valentine’s Day! See you there!