Do you know why I love Valentine’s Day? It’s not just because my husband never fails to come home with flowers and a beautiful card and some other gift he knows I’ll love (though that totally helps).
No, the main reason I love Valentine’s Day is because it lends itself so beautifully to crafting with littles. There are so many different activities you can come up with to make the holiday fun for kids. Who needs all that other stuff when you can spend the day creating memories?
Because I love ya, I’ve gotten together some of the best Valentine’s posts for this year from other bloggers and I’ve come up with 11 different things you can do with your littles to make February 14th fun.
You know I love the Bunting. And this book… Oh my, I have always loved it. Because of course bears should get to celebrate Valentine’s Day, too. They love each other, don’t they?
Well, Mr. and Mrs. Bear do, very much, and this fun book with its beautiful illustrations by Jan Brett (Are you kidding me? Both of them together?!) is sure to get your littles in the mood for a little V Day action. The kind that involves glue, glitter, and sugar cookies. Yeah yeah.
When I was a children’s librarian, my favorite part of the job each week was Story Time. I loved putting together activities to help all those littles enjoy books. I would pick one book and come up with crafts, activities, and snacks to go with it. It was so. much. fun.
Little did I know I was pretty much making unit studies. Until I left the workforce to become a homeschooling mama, I didn’t even know what a unit study was. And it took me a year of blogging to realize I could create Story Times for you, my beautiful readers, to use in your own homeschools, libraries, or classrooms. In fact, when I started Story Time, it was just supposed to be a series to celebrate October and all the wonderful books available for that time of year.
But I crush too hard on this Story Time stuff. And I love helping you out. So I did one or two in November. Then December. And a regular thing was born.
I love books about apples, especially at this time of year. But my very favorite apple book, Our Apple Tree by Gorel Kristina Naslund, deserves a full-on Story Time, and I can Never Resist a Story Time, and neither should you.
I mean, Come On.
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