for our annual valentine craft party, i planned two fun crafts and a coloring sheet.
this pipe cleaner heart mobile idea is from michaels.com and requires only a few SUPER easy to find supplies, like pipe cleaners and yarn.
kids also enjoyed our paper plate heart suncatcher craft! i found the idea HERE.
all you need is contact paper, red paper plates & tissue paper dot confetti.
we decorated this simple coloring sheet with both regular and scented dot art markers.
attendance was down compared to the craziness of last year, but the kids who did attend had a wonderful time! snacks and drinks were provided, of course.
for this year's toddler programs, i was thrilled to realize that i had tucked away some super cute heart hat craft kits purchased from oriental trading.
parents & kids really loved this one and it was so easy to do! sadly, i see it was discontinued.
in our mystery box this year, we found my friend Maisy the mouse and she showed us a special heart called a VALENTINE!
we sang this cute song from Jbrary. they show sign language motions but we just skipped those.
I'm a little valentine red & white
with ribbons & lace
what a beautiful sight!
i can say i love you on valentines day
just put me in an envelope & give me away!
we read To Maisy With Love and sang our flannel board song "Red Heart, Red Heart, What Do You See." then i passed out felt hearts to everyone for our "Hold Your Heart Up High" rhyme.
we also used our hearts for Laurie Berkner's song There's a Little Wheel a Turning in My Heart! then we mailed our hearts away in my festive mailbox (a fantastic new purchase from Target!) all the kids loved putting their felt hearts in the little slot.