Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Family Traditions, 14 Days of Ways to Show Your Kids You Love Them

Instead of doing a "10 Easy and Inexpensive Ways to Show Your Kids You Love Them" post for February, I thought I would invite you to join me for 14 days of ways to show your kids you love them. A little something to do each day leading up to Valentine's Day. Now this isn't meant to mysteriously stop the day after Valentine's Day, it's just a little something fun and a way to get started doing little things each day. Nor is it meant to take the place of saying "I love you" a million times a day.

Juiciness asked to put our Valentine decorations out yesterday.  I love that he remembers that one of our family traditions is to decorate our house for certain holidays.  I think making family traditions is huge in making children feel loved.  

Valentine's day for kids

Only one little problem...I don't have any formal Valentine decorations. Do you? I guess a lot of people probably do, but this is one holiday that we do a few crafts and set those out, but I don't have valentine wreaths or anything.

valentine's crafts

After I gathered all the kids from school we came home for snacks and crafts.  I set out some store bought raspberry tea cookies and milk with strawberry flavor straws for snacks.  I set out bowls of foam stickers and craft papers for them to make pictures or valentines.  

Valentine crafts for kids

We decided to decorate our kitchen cabinets with their creations.  I had a few sparkly hearts that we hung too.  Hopefully after dinner there will be time to make this adorable paper chain.  You just need to email the blog author for the file and she'll send it to you.  

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Lindsay said...

What fun that he wanted to decorate! Those flavor straws look like a lot of fun!

Raising a Happy Child said...

I bought Valentine window clings this year - they look very lovely on the backyard door when the sun is shining through. Other than that, we don't decorate for VDay. In fact, I am just happy to get all the card making over with :)