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Homemade Valentine Cards

Materials:
  • Pink and red hearts cut from construction paper (various sizes)
  • Scotch tape
  • Elmer's glue
  • Markers
  • Paper heart doilies
  • Small white paper plates
  • Valentine stickers
  • Glitter
Directions:
  1. Spread out all the materials on a covered table.
  2. Depending on your child's age, show some examples of how to make valentines: layer hearts one inside the other; add doilies for a lacy edge; decorate with stickers and/or glitter.
  3. Glue the decorated hearts to a paper plate or piece of construction paper.
  4. Your child can add more designs to the background with markers and write a Valentine's message.
Take it Further: To help your child see that love matters to everyone, read Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch by Eileen Spinelli, illustrated by Paul Yalowitz. This is a great read for four-to eight-year-olds.

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August 27, 2014



Don't be afraid of fats! Healthy fats, like those found in nuts, avocado, or cheese, make great lunch additions or snacks, and will help keep your child full until the end of the school day.


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