Loc: Left Field.
|Posted: 2/2/2013 2:48:17 PM|
I'm working on our 3rd grade party. One thing we are doing is to give each child 6 of the conversation hearts, and a piece of cardstock. They'll write Valentine "love notes" to a parent, friend, sibling, grandparent, etc., gluing the conversation hearts in their sentences. They turn out pretty cute.
Our craft is just going to be decorating shoe boxes to hold their Valentines.
Last year I did a couple of "Minute to Win It" style games...stacking the most conversation hearts in a tower, passing the most hearts from one dish to another using chopsticks...
|Dave Barry on Christmas...
"In the old days, it was not called the Holiday Season; the Christians called it 'Christmas' and went to church; the Jews called it 'Hanukka' and went to synagogue; the atheists went to parties and drank. People passing each other on the street would say 'Merry Christmas!' or 'Happy Hanukka!' or (to the atheists) 'Look out for the wall!'"
|Posted: 2/2/2013 3:07:42 PM|
How about having them make Valentine's for some lonely folks and have a parent volunteer ready to deliver them to a local nursing home or veteran's hospital that same afternoon?
|Posted: 2/2/2013 4:32:16 PM|
I saw a cute game on a blog the other day where you had to pick up m&M's form a bowl by blowing into a straw and creating suction. Looked like fun! You could use valentine's colored candies or heart shaped bowls.
I found a template on the family fun magazine website to make valentine's day i pod's - super cute. You wrap construction paper around a box of smarties or candy hearts and then cut out templates for the dial and screen. You use plastic lace and hershey's kisses to make ear buds.
Fruit skewers with the strawberries cut into shapes are easy too!
Pea-ceful and Hap-pea
|Posted: 2/2/2013 7:56:48 PM|
My favorite Valentine craft ever was hearts that the kids wrote on. They wrote what they liked about their teacher. Then they taped each note to the teacher so she was one big Valentine. I took a picture of them all around her. And yes, she was crying. It was GREAT! Hah. Her tears did make it all worthwhile!
When one door of happiness closes, another opens; But often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.