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Valentine’s Day

In DIY, Freebies, Holidays on
February 11, 2018

Love Letters to Kids [FREEBIE!]

 

Three days until Valentine’s Day! Last week, we prepped preschool Valentine’s and for the past couple days, I decided (for some reason…darn you Pinterest!) it would be fun to make themed meals on Valentine’s Day. Just breakfast and dinner so I’m not crazy, right?! I’m picturing heart-shaped toast with nutella and banana slices, bacon (who doesn’t love bacon?!), pink-colored milk, and strawberry yogurt with red/pink sprinkles. And we’ll end the day with a heart-shaped pizza, steamed green beans (a veggie my kids LOVE!), and cutout sugar cookies for dessert! All ideas at the moment…let’s see if I can execute! Ha!

Amidst all the ideas and planning, I did think of one craft that is probably the most important for the holiday of love. I have a 5-year-old who has taught me (and continues to teach me) quite a bit in my journey of motherhood. I have learned that my words are powerful. They can hurt (when this mama loses it) or they can build up, heal, and comfort. I know that, for myself, I remember specific words my parents or other grown ups have said to me at a young age and how crazy I carry those words into adulthood. So, what I realize is that at the end of the (lonnnnnng) day, I pray my children remember the loving, meaningful words I say to them that let them know they are loved, known, and seen.

Today’s FREEBIE is a very easy craft involving just a printer, pen, scissors, and tape…things we have in our home so no excuses for not doing this craft! Download the fill-in-the-blank love letter printable by clicking here, follow the simple instructions on the printable, and let’s fill our kids’ love tanks to the brim!

 

 

In DIY, Freebies, Holidays on
February 7, 2018

Classroom Valentine’s Card Printable [FREEBIE!]

 

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and if you’re a parent, you probably will have to prepare classroom valentine’s cards this or next week. I prefer non-candy goodies because let’s be real, my 5-year-old has plenty of energy and we don’t need to add to it. Plus, we just got rid of a big stash of Halloween candy!

These cute temporary tattoo packs from Target caught my eye and I thought putting them onto a card is a simple way to fancy it up.

You can download this FREEBIE printable card by clicking here. There are four cards per 8.5in x 11in sheet.

All you need is:

  • Color printer (or send to your local print store like Staples, Kinko’s)
  • Temporary tattoos from Target (check Valentine’s section. These come in a box of 20 packs)
  • Hot glue gun (or regular glue is fine. It will just dry slower)
  • Pen

Simply follow the instructions on the bottom right of the printable and you’ve got an eye-catching valentine’s goody that kids will “ink” is so cool! Get it?? Har har, I have a thing with puns so #sorrynotsorry