This year for Valentine's Day I thought it'd be fun to have a little activity each day to show love for someone. So I came up with 14 ways that my preschool-aged children could do that. One thing that I is great about this idea is you can take it and mold it to fit your own situation in life. You can use my 14 ideas or come up with some entirely new ones. You can choose to follow the way I am presenting my ideas or come up with a different way. Hey, you could even have it been something for you and your spouse if you wanted.
I am going to show you what I did to make our countdown.
I came up with 14 ways of showing love. I tried to have a good variety in there. Here they are:
1. Bake cookies and give away
2. Make a valentine for someone
3. Give someone a hug
4. Tell someone you love them
5. Read a book about love
6. As a family take turns saying reasons why we love each member of our family
7. Put a puzzle together with someone you love
8. Send a valentine in the mail to someone you love
9. Sing a song with/or to someone
10. Give someone a kiss
11. Do an act of service for someone
12. Watch "Be My Valentine Charlie Brown" with someone you love
13. Give a compliment to someone
14. Play a game with someone you love
After I came up with the ideas I wanted to use I found an assortment of patterned paper to use as pockets. Since I don't have any daughters I tried to find paper that wasn't too girly. I then cut the paper 3 inches long, 4 inches wide.
I got some poster board and cut out a large heart. (I don't have the greatest heart drawing skills...)
Then I took the paper that I'd cut and folded half inch in on each side and an inch up on the bottom and glued the bottom to the sides to form a pocket.