You and your child can easily create — and write — cards for all of your family and friends. Begin by gathering card-making supplies, you could include:
- Colored card stock pieces
- Heart stickers
- Scraps of colored paper
- Markers, crayons, colored pencils
2. Write Your Own “Love Book”
Get your children involved as authors and illustrators by having them write their own book about the people and things they love most. Simply staple a piece of red or pink construction paper to 5 pieces of white paper. Cut everything into the shape of a large heart. Once that is done, let the creativity begin! Have your student brainstorm the things they love the most: mom, dad, pizza, playing etc. Then they can write and illustrate their own story relating to these things.
3. A Special Valentine’s Day Read Aloud
Any day is a great day to read aloud with your child — whatever their age. Add a Valentine’s twist by asking your child to choose the book (or books) they love most for you to read. Or, choose one of the following heartwarming stories to read together:
- “I Need a Hug” by Aaron Blabey
- “Rotten Ralph’s Rotten Romance” by Jack Gantos
- “Roses are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink” by James Stevenson
Enjoy and Happy Valentine’s Day from us at TLC!