It's hard to believe but Valentine's Day is only a few weeks away. It is never too early to start planning. Try the following ideas for your party this year.
I like to provide time for my kids to prepare their own valentine specials for their friends and family.
Here are a few simple ideas that are great for all the age ranges you may have from the youngest on up.
NO-BAKE CINNAMON SHAPES
(Start these a few days or weeks before your holiday celebration so that they have time to dry well.)
1 cup ground cinnamon, 3/4 cup applesauce
Blend cinnamon and applesauce in mixing bowl. Stir until a stiff dough forms.
Roll out dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into shapes with cookie cutters.
Air-dry several days on a wire rack, turning occasionally.
Tips: To make sweet-smelling holiday ornaments, poke a hole at the top of the
shape, lace string through the hole and tie a loop for hanging.
Heart Paintings & Jazzy Glue!
Need: oak tag or construction paper.
Heart Cookie cutters, all sizes,
A creative way to jazz up plain old white glue and make a new way to paint is to add kool-aid packets of various flavors( colors) into approximately 1/4 cup of glue. Mix thoroughly with paint brushes and amazing colors come through.
Show your children how to trace the cookie cutter onto construction paper.
Have them decorate their shapes with glue, glitter, crayons, or paint.
This smells great and when it is dry it is glossy. A wonderful sensory activity!
I hope you enjoy these ideas and can plan for a fun Valentine's Day celebration with your kids.
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Until next time,
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Saturday, January 19, 2008