Sunday, January 12, 2014

February - Heart activities

It's been a while since I did a blog review of another blog (or two) and I stumbled across one (or two) that I came across from a link on the website. I'm always looking for fun activities to do with the 2 kiddos I watch in the afternoon. They are old enough now that they like to be creative and make their own masterpieces and I love that! I love to do crafts & art and it's been so fun this fall & winter being creative with them.

I'm one of those people that doesn't mind messy activities in my tiny apartment & I try to find art & crafts that the kids aren't going to do at school. We have done everything from playdo - to playing baker with flour (yeah that was a mess!) Sierra (4) is in preschool and Connor (6) is in kindergarten. I've never had a problem getting Sierra to do fun activities like art - but Connor until this fall wasn't interested and would start a project only to lose interest after his hand was printed. This year both kids are asking me 5 minutes before their parents walk into the door.... "Can I do a project?" I hate telling them no - you're folks are almost here. In fact, I've texted their moms and asked to keep the kids later - or asked them to let me know when they are 5 minutes away so I can get them washed up and smocks off and so they don't have to stop on a dime and quit their projects. Such fun!

We have several holidays coming up - Valentine's Day, Easter, Mother's & Father's Day and today I thought I'd share a few activities (some art/crafts & some learning activities) we are going to do... and where I found them:

(Sierra's going to LOVE this one - and I'm sure I'm going to hear 
"I LOVE my Mom!" over and over again from Connor)
and.... it might take us at least a week for this craft - I'm sure I'll have a lot of hands on too!


Montessori-Oriented Pipe-Cleaner-and-Bead Valentine's Day Activity
(Invitation Crafting - tray with goodies for the kids to make their own FUN things)
Alternate: Pipe Cleaner Counting Activity

Montessori-Inspired 100 Acts of Kindness Project
I really really like the idea of incorporating lessons on Kindness and Giving to Others
and I am going to look into this project closer - click here. Pinterest Board FULL of Ideas

Week One, Week Two, Week Three

Books to read: of course! lol
Valentine's Day Chapter Books for Kids from Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas

Do you have Valentine's Activities that you'd like to share? I'd LOVE to see what you are doing with your kiddos! Link Up below.....


  1. Hello! This is such a cool blog! My name is Courtney and blog over at The Brown Girl with Long Hair, and I just wanted to introduce myself and say hello, as I am a newbie who has just joined in on the Saturday blog hop for the first time. I made sure to bookmark your blog page, and I just “liked” you on Facebook. Have an awesome weekend!

    1. Hi Courtney! Thanks for stopping by! I tried to get to your blog via phone and it didn't happen so I'll go visit right now! =D Thanks for stopping by!