Thursday, February 9, 2012

Homemade Valentine's Cards

Today we read The Night Before Valentine's Day by Natasha Wing.  (This book is included in our February Book Basket.)  If you aren't familiar with The Night Before... series, they are rhyming picture books that are modeled after the famous Christmas poem.  In the Valentine's book, the kids eagerly prepare for Valentine's by making decorations and cards and having a Valentine's Day party.

As homeschoolers, the boys don't have a traditional class party, but Elliott was able to exchange Valentine's cards with his classmates at co-op.  We just did store-bought cards and attached them to semi-homemade candies.

However, Elliott decided he wanted to make homemade cards too, so we spent the morning crafting.

He made traditional cards for his daddy and brother.

He decided to make a pig for his maw-maw, so she would finally have a pig for her farm!  He made sure to use the "funny" scissors for part of his craft.

This frog is for his babysitter who is also like a 'maw-maw' to him.

The frog and pig are both similar to pictures in the book.

I was surprised he made that many cards, and he was way over crafting by the end, so I'm not sure if we'll get any more cards out of him or not.

Linked Up:  Thematic Thursday:  Valentine's, It's Playtime, Thinky Linky Thursday, Homeschooling on the Cheap, It's Playtime, Kreative Resources, Fun Frugal Friday, For the Kids Friday, Fun Stuff Fridays, TGIF, Read.Explore.Learn, The Play Academy, Sharing Saturday , Show and Share Saturday, Sunday Showcase, Link&Learn, Made by Little Hands, Teach Me Tuesday


  1. Very cute! I love the pig. Thanks for linking up at Thematic Thursday.

  2. Wow! Thanks, another great book to add to my buy list! I love the pig! :)

  3. These are super cute! What fun!

    Thank you for linking to Read.Explore.Learn.

  4. So cute!! I love them. Thank you for sharing them at Sharing Saturday!

  5. Awesome! They look great. Thanks for linking up to Thinky Linky Thursday!
    Lori @ Cachey Mama’s Classroom

  6. These are so cute! We're also doing an in-home Valentine exchange, but we have a few friends over for it. ;) I'm so glad you shared this at Teach Me Tuesday!