Monday, February 7, 2011

Gearing Up for the Second Biggest Holiday of our Preschool Year

Valentine's Day is a huge big deal at my preschool. Our school has a long-standing tradition of a big, fancy Valentine's Day Brunch that the parents attend. The children work for weeks with the music teacher learning some love-themed songs to sing for their moms and dads. The children also make gifts for their parents and the parents give a class gift to the teachers (usually something fabulous that is handmade by the kids.) Then, we do a class Valentine card exchange. In class today, we made the bags that will act as our Valentine mailboxes next Monday (I will hopefully have some pictures of those to post later in the week...they are really cute!) This weekend, I made the goodie bags for my students. I used the Slumber Party Lite Cricut cartridge to make the scalloped edge polka dot hearts. I used regular sandwich sized Ziploc bags to hold the mini cans of Play-Doh and the animal finger puppets that I picked up at the Target Dollar Spot a while ago(this is the monkey, but there are also lions, frogs, and elephants.) I think they came out really cute. I can't wait to hand these out next week! I hope the kids like them. They tend to get a lot of Valentine cards with candy attached, so hopefully these will be something a little bit different.

7 comments:

  1. I wish I had gone to your preschool as a kid. These are very cute I know the kids will love them! TFS

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  2. Super cute!! I agree with CarrieAnne TFS

    I have a give-a-way over at my blog
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/

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  3. Hi there! I am happy to be your newest follower! I found your blog through Robyn's challenge. Love your project - adorable!

    Jillian
    jillianbeancrafts.com

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  4. Too cute! thekids will love them! Dina

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  5. Those are absolutely adorable! What lucky students you have! :o)

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  6. Found your blog through Robyn's challenge. Love it! I am always looking for ideas for my granddaughter's preschool and now that everything has to be storebought (bummer) it is hard to come up with things. This is a fantastic idea!

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  7. Love this idea...
    Just became your newest follower..
    Would love it if you decided to follow my blog.
    Minta
    http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

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