With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I have been trying to do something a little different with my boys.
Usually we host a small party for our co-op, but somehow I never got around to planning it this year. (oops!)
Instead of a party, I decided to keep it simple.
We’ll craft. We’ll learn about the history of Valentine’s Day. We’ll learn about God’s love for us.
So, my husband and I made a late night trek to the craft store and loaded up on goodies.
This craft is super easy to make, and our boys loved it!
You’ll need :
ribbon, or wash tape
a hot glue gun (if using ribbon)
The first thing you’ll need to do it paint the canvas. (even the sides)
Once painted, let dry.
Once your canvas is dry, lightly sketch a heart in the middle of the canvas.
Once the heart is drawn to your liking, use it to measure and cut various lengths of washi tape or ribbon.
Once ribbon pieces, or washi tape is measured and cut, glue or adhere to the heart.
Repeat until heart is full.
We alternated different patterns to give our hearts a unique look.
Once the heart is full, erase any remaining pencil marks.
After our hearts were complete, we added the word “love” with a permanent marker.
This was such an easy craft that even our 13 year old enjoyed!
You can add more embellishments, different ribbon/washi tape colors and patterns, different words.
Have fun and make it your own!
After our craft, we completed a Valentine’s Day acrostic poem that you can find and download here :
You can find a great free worksheet on the history of Valentine’s Day here.
Education.com has tons of great printables for Valentines day! We use their wonderful resources constantly and I highly recommend them!
Other activities you may enjoy this year are looking up various scriptures on love, then choosing your favorite that you can then memorize.
You can discuss what true love really is.
Our favorite activity for Valentine’s Day is just spending time together. Yes, our boys each receive a small gift (chocolate usually),
but we make it a point to put all other things aside and focus on our family for the entire day.
This holiday has become one of our boys’ favorites because they know that our priority is family time.
Whatever your family chooses to do this year, I pray that your day is blessed and full of love!