I used to think it’s a bit strange celebrating ‘valentines’ day with children, but now I’ve grown to think of it more as a day for sharing love and kindness ❤️! Educating my children in recognizing their words & actions have an impact on the people around them.
I begin on the 1st of Feb until the 14th I put a heart post-its on my children’s bedroom door, with reasons why I love them!
Breakfast on the 14th normally consists heart shaped pancakes & lots of red fruit!
Followed by a couple of little activities to get my children thinking about their actions…….
Let the children squeeze a tube of toothpaste or tomato purée onto a plate……
……then ask them to put it back in the tube….. after a while talk to them about unkind words and explain that like the toothpaste, once they have been said they cannot take them back.
Then, to end the day, needless to say a heart style tub-time…..
Plenty of different sized foam hearts, and plenty of red food colouring!! To get the bubbles looking pink, you simply dilute the red/pink food colouring in a water spray bottle and spray them.
Shaving foam and red, pink and purple food colouring.
-go easy on the food colouring, depending on the product they may stain your child.