We are not huge Valentine's Day fans. We can take it or leave it, and personally I think it's a made up holiday to sell candy and cards and flowers. The last thing I want my kids consuming during flu season is tons of sugar, but we did spend the day doing some crafts and hosting a get together.
I always pull my favorite storybook out for some readings as soon as we get into the month of February.
I have looked high and low for other books for Valentine's Day but most of the books are just silly. This book, however, is perfect.
We decided to make our own heart rain clouds.
Tissue paper crumbled up and glued to the back of a cardboard cloud shape.
Some hearts cut from paper and taped to dollar store string was easy enough too.
Soon we had heart clouds decorating the kitchen.
The kids also chose Valentines to make for their homeschool co-op classes. They spent an entire day crafting them and hand writing on them for a co-op party. Sadly, the co-op was canceled because so many kids were sick with the flu.
We wanted to still have a Valentine hang out though, so we invited some friends over for treats and some outside playtime. Because the flu has been rampant we served kefir and yogurt smoothies and lower sugar queen cakes. We also had hummus and fresh veggies.
Perfect Valentine's Day? Absolutely!
Another Heart Day in the books! Now bring on spring!