This post originally appeared on February 3, 2011.
Okay, so I have a confession. The reason that I did not post an activity yesterday is because I got stuck. Not the writer’s block stuck, or the I can’t think of an activity stuck. . . instead stubborn “I JUST WANNA!” stuck. I had my heart set on posting a how-to on these really, really cute snow globe valentines. I had the idea in December when the kids and I quickly assembled snow globes because Big M wanted to know if we could. It was so fun and they turned out so cute. But look. . . making one because you are so excited that your idea is coming to be and making 12 so everyone will get one are two totally different things. It has turned into a battle and I am becoming a really UNCOOL Mom. So I’m dropping the snow globe idea (well not entirely, because I am still going to make them. . .but they will be my project. . . not his.)
The reason I’m sharing this sad little story with you is this; it is easy to get caught up in the way things look. It’s easy to hope and hope that the final product will be met with “oh”s and “ah”s. The really good stuff though, the stuff that has your kids smiling through the day, the stuff they will remember, the stuff that actually TEACHES them something; doesn’t have to end pretty. It is the process that matters.
So I put away the snow globes and bought a red poster board.
Today we are making a really, really BIG VALENTINE!
what you need: red poster board ~ scissors ~ crayons
We read Little Mouse’s Big Valentine by Thatcher Hurd. In this cute book a mouse makes a really big valentine. You can read the rest of the review tomorrow. The book was the inspiration for this activity.
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