We’ve been having fun with our Valentine’s Day countdown. It has been a wonderful way for R (4 yrs) to learn about kindness. I wanted to do something else in the lead up to Valentine’s Day which focused on why we loved each other. After seeing this super sweet Valentine’s Day idea at Skip To My Lou, I decided to do something similar for R. The idea is that beginning February first, you add a heart shaped note to your child’s door each day leading up to Valentine’s Day. The notes are filled with the reasons why you love them. How adorable is that?
Rather than stick the notes directly on R’s door, I attached a sheet of pink craft paper on his door and have been adding heart shaped love notes to that each day. I add the notes at random times of the day (each morning would be great but I just haven’t been that organised!) When I let him know that a new note has been added to his door he sprints to his door and asks me to read the next note. I’ve also been writing “xoxox” on the notes and when he learnt that these meant hugs and kisses and he gives me a kiss for every “x” I write and a hug for every “o” I write on each note. I’ve been writing notes such as “I love you because you are kind, because you give the best cuddles, you are helpful” etc If I’d been a bit more organised I would have written all fourteen notes ahead of time – maybe next year! I have however written out the very last note, the one R will receive on Valentine’s morning. It reads “I love you because you are YOU!” The very best reason of all.
If you love this idea as well, then it’s not too late!! Sure, Valentine’s Day is tomorrow but why not write out a few love notes today and pin them on your children’s doors over night so they wake up to see them on Valentine’s morning? We decided to make one for my husband and we didn’t start it until February 11. On that day we wrote out 11 reasons why R loves his Daddy and we’ve been adding a new heart each day since then. My husband LOVED it when he came home from work and read all the notes. So here’s what we did.
We cut out fourteen heart shapes from pink paper. R told me the reasons why he loves his Daddy and I wrote them out for him. R glued the first eleven hearts onto some pink craft paper – eleven because we made this on the 11th and wanted to add a new heart each day after that leading up to Valentines. If you are making this today to give to someone tomorrow just add all fourteen hearts at once, they’ll love it!
After he had glued on the hearts, R then decorated the page with metallic cut outs of hearts and other shapes – just some craft bits and pieces we had on hand. That’s it! Simple, quick and easy Valentine’s craft and a wonderful way to show someone how much they are loved!
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