Tuesday, February 2, 2010

TOTTV - Valentine's Day!

It's Tuesday and Time to Turn off the T.V. (TOTTV) and spend some quality time with our loved ones! (To see why we're doing this, go here.)

Todays Topic: Valentine's Day!

Yes, Valentine's Day is upon us - less than 2 weeks away! So today we're going to work on creating Valentines! (If it seems too early to you to start thinking about it, just remember that 1) you may need to go shopping or at least collect some supplies from around your house, 2) most things take longer with children...and 3) next week we'll be talking about "Sharing The Love" where we share our creations with others who could use a little love right now, so we need to plan ahead...)

Valentine's Day is such a fun holiday because you can really personalize Valentines to your and your children's ages, interests, likes, abilities, etc! You can make super-simple valentines that are still thoughtful and sweet, or go-all-out with ultra fancy ones; the choice is yours. The sky is really your limit - get creative, think about what you/your kids like/enjoy, and go for it!
Play Clay Hearts
Here are just a few ideas to get you started:

Homemade Heart Crayon - "Valentine, you COLOR my world" or "I melt for you!"
Homemade Playdough Heart - "Dough-n't you want to be mine?
Heart-shaped Popcorn balls - "Just Poppin' by to wish you a Happy Valentine's Day!"
Paper Airplane "You're just plane awesome"
Glow Stick "You make my heart glow"
Valentine Blossoms (lollipop flowers) "Let's watch our friendship bloom"
Thumbprint Bunnies "Somebunny loves you!"
Butterfly Card "You make my heart flutter"

Animal Lover Cards

*Most of these ideas were found at Family Fun - for more great ideas click here , here or here!

Happy Valentines Crafting!!!



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