Count Down to Valentine’s Day

I love count down calendars…Christmas, birthday, first day of school, Valentines Day!  We are making a count down calendar starting for the first day of February.  I decided to incorporate Christ and His deep love for us in the count down by adding love scriptures to the calendar along with a fun activity, game, craft.

Here is what we did:

1. Cut strips of red, pink and white paper

2. Write or type and paste scripture on the inside of the ring and the activity/craft/game on the outside.

3. Tear one off each day beginning with February 1st!

Here are some ideas:

*Make a large heart shaped cookie, or small cookies with icing.

*See who can make the biggest stack of conversation heart candies in 1 minute

* Make a Valentine’s for family members

* Hide the heart.  Use a cut out heart and hide it around the house, give the kids clues to find it.

* Craft: conversation heart wreath.  Cut out pink, purple, red and white hearts.  Have the kids write Love Bug, XOXO, and other love phrases on the hearts.  Glue onto a cardboard circle.

* Treasure Hunt: Roll up small items in crate paper, like a pack of gum, stickers, etc.  Let your child unroll the crate paper ball to find the treasure.

* Go to the library and check out Valentine’s Day books

Have fun spending time with the little one’s you love!

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About mochellysue

I am former kindergarten teacher now a stay at home mom of two wonderful kids! My husband and I have been married for almost ten great years.

Posted on January 23, 2011, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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