Cute As A Button DIY Valentines

Looking for a cute idea for Valentine’s Day cards? Country Woman magazine shared these adorable ones with me. They are easy to make and I think they are a charming way to let a friend or family member know how much you care.

Simply print and cut out a design of your choice and glue it to a larger square cut from colored card stock. Using a needle and thread stitch a few pretty buttons on to the valentine.

For a full list of instructions and materials, please visit: http://www.countrywomanmagazine.com/project/cute-as-a-button-valentines-card/

5 DIY Valentine’s Day Decorations Kids Can Help Make

Can you believe that Valentine’s Day is going to be here in just a little over a month!? I thought I’d gather some DIY Valentine’s Day decorations that kids can help make. There is nothing more precious than homemade hearts and other crafts made with love.

Heart Garland from Buggy and Buddy

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Cardboard Roll Heart from Kitchen Counter Chronicles

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Heart Suncatcher from Happiness Is Homemade

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Heart Ornaments & Valentine’s Tree from PlayDrMom

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Love Canvas from The Inspired Treehouse

Aren’t those all adorable? If you are a blogger and have a kid’s Valentine’s Day decoration post feel free to share a link in the comments :)

Love Notes {Printable}

{image via Paper Coterie}

Paper Coterie has another great printable out! This one is perfect for Valentine’s Day and with over 15 designs to choose from there is something for everyone. Find the printable here.

(Disclosure: This is not a compensated post.)

Valentine’s Day Sensory Table

My children have sensory processing issues that make sensory table a must have item in our home but I think sensory activities are a great activity for all young children. I like to create themed ones around Holidays or certain things that interest my children. Our latest table is Valentine’s themed.

 

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A close up of the items that are in the table

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Items in the table:

-mini themed erasers

-mini spiked balls

-clear decorative stones

-red heart shaped stones

-white feathers

-white pom poms

-red,white, pink shaped heart beads

-white yarn tied in bows

-pieces of white ball garland cut into smaller strands

-small heart shaped containers with lids

-heart shaped bowls

-Valentine’s themed cups

10 Valentine’s Day Themed Lunches

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10 Valentine’s Day Themed Breakfasts

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7 Valentine’s Day Decorations

Love these DIY Valentine’s Decorations {click on links to be taken to the posts they come from}:

Valentine’s Day Tree

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Yarn Love Letters

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Framed Prints

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Valentine’s Mobile

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Ribbon Tree

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Valentines Centerpieces

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Twig Heart

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Looking for more ideas?

Check out these 8 DIY Valentine’s wreaths :)

10 Valentine’s Day Treats

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{Update 2/2015: See the bottom of this post for 10 more Valentine’s Day dessert ideas!}

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Click on the below image for 10 more desserts!

8 Wreaths For Valentine’s Day

Time to start thinking about Valentine’s Day :) Enjoy this roundup of fabulous Valentine’s themed wreaths and click on the pictures to visit the sites they came from!

XO Wreath

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Heart Wreath

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Paper Heart Wreath

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Cockscomb Wreath

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Red, White, and Pink Wreath

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Button Wreath

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Valentine Book Wreath

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Double Heart Wreath

Top Ten Tuesday: Valentine’s Day Celebration

Here are ten of my favorite pictures from our day long family celebration of Valentine’s Day :) See more Top Ten posts at OhAmanda.

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Jacob built a block tower with mommy and daddy. Here he is being goofy :)

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Daddy reading Valentine Day books to Jacob while Jake snacks on candy hearts

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Jacob and Lucas opening their Valentine's Day surprises

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Luke tries on his froggie sunglasses

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Jake tries putting on his sunglasses himself.

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Lucas loved the chocolates. He only had one and couldn't figure out how to get the other ones out of the box.

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Jacob helped make sugar cookies

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Lucas fingerpaints for the first time. We didn't have much red so he used yellow.

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Jacob fingerpainted foam hearts (and then the paper)

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Lucas then decided to paint his face letting us know he was done painting.

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What about you? Did you do anything fun with your family yesterday?

Tot School- Love (2/15-2/19)

Since Valentine’s Day is today (the 14th) I decided to focus on the theme of LOVE for the week after the Holiday.

Activities:

*Color the snow- put some red food coloring in a spray bottle of water and spray the snow to color it

* Heart path- Hearts taped to ground, jump from heart to heart

* Make Valentine’s Cupcakes

* Make Jello Jigglers

* Gather all heart shaped toys and count them into a red valentine’s basket

* Play with red playdough- make a heart shape

Crafts:

*Potato Heart Stamp Project from Elise Blaha (found on Cafe Mom)

*Decorate a construction paper heart with glitter, crayons, and stickers

* Handprint Valentine w/ words “I love you this much” in between hands

* Love Collage- pictures of people Jacob loves glued on paper

* “Things I Love Book” (idea found here at Creative Homemaking)

* Love Bugs (from Just For Fun)

* Popsicle Stick Picture Frame decorated with hearts and will put picture of family in it

* Kissing Hand Necklace (idea from No Time For Flashcards). As a working mom I love the idea of this necklace. The Kissing Hand is a great book. I own it but it is currently in storage with the rest of my preschool books.

Songs:

* “I Love You” (The Barney Song)

* If You Love Me (to the tune of: If You’re happy and you know it)

* Jesus Loves Me

Board Books:

* I Love You Through and Through by Bernadette Rossetti-Shustak

* Mama, Do You Love Me? by Barbara M. Joosse

* Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney

* I Love You Very by Flavia Weedn and Lisa Weedn

* Daddy Kisses by Anne Gutman and Georg Hallensleben

* Max’s Valentine by Rosemary Wells

* Hugs and Kisses by Roberta Grobel Intrater

and a variety of other small books about love

 

Find my winter themed lesson plan here.

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FIND MORE TOT SCHOOL CURRICULUM THEMES HERE:

https://makingtimeformommy.com/lesson-plans-for-toddlers-preschoolers/