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Valentines Activities

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I was going to do a video vlog today, however, I’m stuck on lazy and refuse to make myself presentable!   And for Valentines Day Crafts…don’t you think I should at least be showered? LOL

Last night (and right now actually), the kids started on the Valentines. And for us, with two in B&M and one Homeschooling, Valentines Day takes on a whole new meaning. It becomes a major social event and even a chance to learn! So without further delay, here’s a list of ‘must haves’, for Valentines Fun!

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Pipe Cleaners

Construction Paper

Glue

Scissors

Feathers

Tape

Staples

Felt

Foam

Crayons

Markers

Paint

Googly Eyeballs

Beads

Assorted Recycled Boxes

Old Jars

Glitter

Pom Pom Balls

Yarn

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And the list goes on, but you get the idea…

A hit at our house, is when we have each child decorate a shoe box! Then on Valentines, we put all the crafts that we’ve made for each other, in the boxes ❤ The kids love it! And don’t forget the Candy Hearts!

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Often times, the best course of action, is to just throw it all on the table and let them go!

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My little guy enjoys making Valentines Day Bugs! Obviously, there’s a million ways to get creative with bugs….the sheer variety of insects on the planet, keep them going for hours! LOL

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As for my daughter, bracelets are a favorite! She includes them in her Valentines to friends and family. She used pipe cleaners to string the beads. They hold up a lot better then string!

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Another fun task on Valentines is the decorating.  Hearts, hearts and more hearts!!! You really can’t have enough hearts! So we make decorative Valentines Flowers from Foam and Pipe Cleaners…PLUS…there’s no delivery charge! ❤

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Or how about a checker board! Using weaving, you can create a fabulous board, then use foam hearts as the pieces…

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My daughter came up with a cute Valentine Key Chain<3

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The idea being…the possibilities are ENDLESS! A box of odds and ends and an imagination that doesn’t quit!

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If you check out my Feb 4th Blog, you’ll find my Valentines Winter Squash Recipe…..Valentines Craft Days, are a great time to incorporate fun Valentines Theme Foods.

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The idea, is to completely immerse yourselves in the holiday! Think back to grade school, when we all traded those little brown paper bags or think back to homeschool, a time when your family spent endless hours, creating colorful memories.

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One of our creations last night, was a Valentine Tic Tac Toe. I’ve seen these made in multiple ways all over the net, but we went with simple. Construction Paper, Pipe Cleaners and Foam White and Red Hearts.

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And of Course, the whole point of Valentines Day…the CARDS!

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A way to tell those you care about, just how much you love them.

When we finished with all our paper crafts last night, we decided that a snack was essential! LOL

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So we made a tray of Cupcakes and used Foam Hearts and Twisty Ties (inserted in the center of the Cupcakes) , to create another food for the season….and yes…we were out of pink cupcake papers, so those are actually Christmas cupcake inserts. LOL

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Valentines Day is such a fun holiday and over the years, many websites have gone up filled with activities for our tots. So, I thought I’d post a few:

(They will open in New Windows)

Spoonfull

Primary Games

A Kids Heart ~ This one has a BUNCH!

Apples 4 The Teacher

The Kidz Page

And on Pinterest, I’d like to give a shout out for a few amazing crafts:

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This was found on : Browzer ~ DIY Valentines

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This one didn’t have a working link. But it’s a cute idea ❤

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These Jars are adorable! And here’s the link : extraordinarymommy.com

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How about instead of the basic paper chain, use hearts! Website: One Good Thing

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This one had no link, but was pinned by: Sarah Michalcik

The possibilities are endless!  And for my fellow Homeschoolers….here’s a fabulous site for a wonderful Valentines Day Lesson! The History Channel and the Meaning of Valentines

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My daughter just made it for me, I thought it was such a cute idea! A 3-D Hearts Flower ❤

As always, feel free to add your own links in the comments….ONLY those ON TOPIC! SPAM will not be TOLERATED! Thank you.

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