It is hard to believe we are almost at the end of January and with February brings Valentine's Day. For some reason I enjoy Valentine's Day especially decorating for the special day. This year I added some new decorations for the kids.
I went to Hobby Lobby hoping to find some metal mailboxes and did not have much luck. But I did find some paper mache mailboxes. I then found some unfinished candle sticks at Micheal's. I brought them all home and painted them and this is what I came up with.
My thought is to put something new in the mailboxes each day for the kids to find in the morning. I was looking around on my favorite website: Pinterest and found this great idea from Not Consumed.
I also reached out to some family members and asked if they would write a quick note to the kids that I could put in their mailboxes to find. I think they will really enjoy that.
Then I got to thinking, I have always wanted to do a Christmas book advent but let's be honest December is crazy. Next year right?!? So I thought I could test it out with a Valentine's Day book advent. The plan was to read a book and do a related activity for each day. So I wanted to share the plan here with you. My hope is to take pictures and share how it is going along the way. So here is the plan:
Book: The Giant Hug by Sandra Horning
Send a hug in the mail
Book: Plant a Kiss
Hand Print Heart Tree Craft
Book: There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Rose
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Rose sequencing activity
Book: Snowy Valentine
Book: Happy Valentine's Day, Mouse
Sticky Heart Suncather
Book: One Heart: A Valentine Counting Book
Valentine Number Matchup
Book: The Day It Rained Hearts
Cloud Kid Craft
Book: My Heart Is Like a Zoo
Heart Animals and Poem
Book: Pete the Cat: Valentine's Day is Cool
Make valentine's for kids Sunday school teachers
Book: The Kissing Hand
Book: Roses are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink
Make kids' valentines for friends
Book: The Shape of My Heart
Activity: Chocolate Play Dough in Chocolate Heart Box
Book: Secret Sparkling Valentine
Activity: Love For the Birds: Cheerio Bird Feeder
Book: The Berenstain Bears' Valentine Party