Valentine’s Activity for Kids: Hunt for Love

I decided that we needed some kind of Valentine’s Day activity to do, instead of just crafty and artsy ideas. We did a heart hunt last year, with great success. But this year, I wanted to make Henry think about love a little. So I came up with a Hunt for Love. To start, we […]

The Heart Project: Sneak Peek of the Hearts

February is the month of The Heart Project here on the blog. [and 70 other blogs too!] Every Friday through February, I’m going to give you a sneak peak into the“The Heart Book”,  featuring a few of the ideas that are included. One from each of the categories outlined in the book. In the book, there’s […]

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Valentine Craft for Kids: Strings of Hearts Chandelier

A learning Valentine craft for kids to this Valentine’s Day! String up some pretty [and easy!] hearts to your dining room chandelier and it’ll set the mood with every meal. I cannot tell you all the levels of learning that Henry worked on when making this chandelier of hearts. Counting Patterning Cutting Threading Sequencing Just […]

Melted Crayon Art with crayon shavings

Melted Crayon Art: Crayon Shavings

I’ve seen various ways to make melted crayon art around, so we wanted to make one ourselves using crayon shavings. Henry, Grandma and I made some pretty art with crayon shavings! And it was fun to do! The crayon shavings are what makes this art so pretty, but it also gave Henry some time to […]

10 Valentine’s Day Crafts & Activities

Here are 10 Valentine’s Day Crafts & Activities for the kids to do! What I may love even more than doing the crafts and activities themselves. The outcome of the craft. Look at my mantel!  All homemade crafts done by my very own 2 year old. They may not be perfect – but they look pretty awesome all […]

A Valentine’s Day Activity or Two: Patterning & a Heart Hunt

Here’s a Valentine’s Day activity or two. We didn’t just do crafts to get ready for Valentine’s Day… Scavenger hunts are always a blast, this is an easy version of one. Plus a chance to practice patterns! Patterning as a Valentine’s Day Activity: I’ve noticed other blogs with toddler’s doing patterns. I’ve never once tried […]

Stuffed Heart Balloon

Henry made his own balloon!   (disclaimer: this is not really a balloon…  it cannot be flown around: Henry was extremely disappointed) This was a two day project. We set out painting some butcher art paper (a brown paper bag would work too). I told Henry to cover as much of the paper as he could. Here […]

Valentine’s Day Craft: Tissue Wreath

This is one of my favorites so far! Henry got busy painting a piece of white butcher paper [we get it from the bakery, you could use any kind of construction or art paper roll]. While he painted, I cut out a wreath shape from cardboard [Chalk in My Pocket, where I got this idea, […]

Yummy Edible Valentines

Growing up, frosted graham crackers was one of my favorites. Every time my mom made cupcakes, cake or brownies, the extra frosting always went on graham crackers. Even though these are pretty yummy, I’m not sure why they were a favorite, maybe its just the memories that are my favorites – or maybe its just […]

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Valentine’s Day Activity: Countdown Tree

A pretty simple Valentine’s Day activity, that’s also a pretty decoration, that your toddler or  preschooler can make for Valentine’s Day! Paint one small tree branch. Stick branch in small pot. Decorate tree. Look at and smile. I just cut a couple of branches off one of our trees [probably not ideal during blizzard conditions]. I was planning […]