As early as preschool your children may come home with a list of classmates for exchanging Valentine’s Cards. Read all about my interesting experience with my preschooler.
I got a lecture from my four year old because we didn’t “play” Sunday. On our way home from school Monday, I asked her what she wanted to do when we got home. The idea came up of writing out her Valentine’s Cards to take to school for Friday’s Valentine’s party.
I remembered that I had cards at home and that we would have some time time while dinner was cooking.
Here’s how the process went:
Pick a box of Valentine’s Cards from mom’s post-Valentine’s clearance stash.
Count the number of students to ensure you have enough cards.
Mom will separate the cards.Daughter will separate the cards.
Mom will write the classmates names.Daughter writes classmates name.
Daughter will sign cards (in all UPPERCASE letters).
Daughter will seal with stickers.
Mom puts them in an envelope to take to school tomorrow.
Addressing Valentine’s Cards is great practice for:
- letter recognition
- letter writing
- letter sounds
- differentiating between lowercase and uppercase letters
- writing their name
- recognizing their classmates names
- actively participating in class projects
- building a team spirit
- giving to others
:: Resist the temptation to take over the process. When they want to add extra characters, writing, and stickers to every card, it’s ok. I told myself that it adds character to the cards.
:: Use pencil. It will save a lot of meltdowns, heartaches, and frustrations. So glad I did!
:: Stickers make everything more fun. ‘Nuff said.
Writing out Valentine’s Cards is an example of how to find quality time with kids and get something necessary done at the same time.
Still looking for Valentine’s ideas? I found 10 Easy Ideas for Valentine Cupcakes.
If you’re anything like me, you’ve waited until the last minute to get everything ready. Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered! Check out Mom’s Last-Minute Guide to Valentine’s Day for cards, gifts, and activities to get you through V-Day.