Valentines Day at Home

February 14, 2011

We had to spend Valentines day at home this year. I feel like I am spending all day every day at home with my kids.  That isn’t really all that bad except 2 are sick and the other is bored.  I am coming close to the end of my rope!  My pre schooler couldn’t go to her valentines day party today because of her fever.  I attempted to throw my own Valentine party with 3 grumpy kids in order to relieve the crying about missed school and to conquer some of my own frustration from being cooped up for what feels like weeks!  Pennsylvania winter is really kicking my behind this year y’all!  Well the party lasted pretty much 20 minutes but at least we got this cute decoration out of it…

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I looked up Valentine games and there were some really cute things out there!  One was called “hide the heart”  in which you cut out hearts and hide them around the classroom for kids to find.  I changed it up a bit so that my 3 kids would all enjoy it.  I cut out 30 hearts and wrote nice compliments on each heart.  Each kid hunted for 10 hearts.  Once all the hearts were gathered, we took turns reading each pile and made it so the compliments described each kid.  It was really very sweet.

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Then I sewed them together in a line which was inspired by Dottie Angel’s tutorial.  Now each kid has their own sweet garland to look at when they need some compliments!  That was certainly the best part of an otherwise “going crazy at home all day again with sick kids and terrible weather” kind of day. It was a very successful Valentines Day at home!

XXOO  to you and Happy Valentines Day!

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