Making Valentines Day about the kids

  If you have read my blog over the years, you know how I feel about Valentine’s Day. I take this opportunity to make my children feel special.  It is all about them, from the moment they wake until they go to bed. I just shower them with all these cheesy gifts or crafts of love. Don’t get me wrong I show them love all the time, but for some reason this holiday is always a big deal and them just knowing I love them or the fact that I show my love all the time is not enough, they…

It’s All About the Kids

They grow up so fast.  Every year I can see my children age just a little bit more.  It will be a while before we are empty nesters, but the thought makes me sad sometimes. My husband and I never thought we’d have five children, but I can’t tell you just how great it has been watching them all grow and become their own person.  When we had our first child we said Valentines Day would be for our children.  It is true we show love throughout the years, but we always said we didn’t want our children waiting on…

Valentine Sensory Play

We enjoyed a leisure day of sensory play.  I wanted to change out my 2 year olds sensory bucket so she could play with some different textures and scented objects. This is our valentine sensory bin for valentine’s day week. pink rose petals red rose petals glitter poster board hearts hard plastic hearts foam conversation hearts scented potpourri decorated sand paper hearts Another fun activity we did was pretending to mail little foam hearts. I am learning how to sew, so I made these pink and red envelopes out of felt and a mailbox.  I apologize for the dark picture….

A Valentine learning game

Can you believe it’s almost time for Valentine’s Day?  Time is waiting for no one.  My little one is going crazy being trapped in the house because of this cold, cold winter.  Anyway I was forced, yes forced to think out of the box and find some new activities for her to try.  We have been working on categorizing shapes, putting them in order from smallest to biggest and I thought of a game we could play. I had an old tissue box that gave me the idea of having her match the heart shapes (I chose hearts because of…