Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite times of year. I know it is a very commercial holiday, but I love how excited kids get about this day. I have fond memories of exchanging valentines and I know my kids love it too.
Each year we decide on a theme and create a valentine based on the theme. It is so fun. We also do a few crafts to help get our house looking festive. This year we did a sun catcher craft that I love. It is so colorful and it was so easy that any age group can do it. The instructions are below.
We also read a few Valentine’s Day books to help us feel festive. Here are a few of our favorites.
- Valentine’s Day by Anne Rockwell
- Dinosaur Valentine by Liza Donnelly
- Clifford’s First Valentine’s Day by Norman Bridwell
If you have a dinosaur lover then Dinosaur Valentine is a great book for them. It is about a little boy and his day delivering valentine’s. It is a cute little story and even gives some fun dinosaur facts.
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Valentine’s Day Sun Catcher Craft
- tissue paper
- glue/water mixture
- construction paper heart(doubled) with center cut out
- wax paper
- paint brush
- hole punch
- ribbon or craft stick
- Cut various colors of tissue paper into small pieces. We cut our into heart shapes since we are making a Valentine’s day craft. We used a variety of colors.
- Brush glue/water mixture on to the wax paper. It is okay if the glue and tissue paper go out side of the frame of the heart, the excess will be cut off. Cover the wax paper with glue and then the tissue paper hearts. They may overlap.
- Next, glue the second heart over the top. Do your best to line it up with the one underneath.
- Allow to dry and cut off the excess wax paper and tissue paper.
- Punch a hole through the middle. Tie a ribbon around it and hang it in the window for everyone to enjoy.
I also like to write my daughters name and the date so I can remember when she made these little treasures.