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Mary is the co-author of The Grandparent Connection: 365 Ways to Connect With Your Grandchild's Heart.
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Thursday, February 5, 2009

Valentine Fun!

Friday's Fun

Valentine’s Day is almost here, with its endless opportunities to make crafts, cards, recipes, etc. with the grands.

I searched the web and here are some of my favorite ideas:

Play Clay Hearts This is a fun craft project. The online description says, “You’ll love this two-in-one project: a highly original valentine that moonlights as a usable ball of clay.”

Raspberry Tarts (I might just have to make these for Pops!)
Delicious heart-shaped cookies

Cupid's Coupons The online description says, “Cupid's Coupons, redeemable for extra-nice favors." You'll even find ideas for blank Love Checks to help you "write your own tickets to niceness.”

Creative Valentine Ideas

Kids Valentine Hat

Animal Heart Facts The heart of a blue whale is as big as a … (a) car; (b) gallon of milk; (c) tire. If you said “a,” you were right! Read 10 Animal Heart Facts for Valentine’s Day

Cut-out frog card to make for Valentine’s Day (or any day) – This is cute!

Discuss the history of Valentine’s Day

Here are a couple of final ideas:

Read 1 Corinthians 13 and discuss its meaning with the grands (and/or Grandpa). Pray that your family will be filled with the love of God.

Go to biblegateway.com with your grand (in person, together online, etc.) Then do a search for Bible verses that have the word “love” in them. Select several and discuss them.

Have fun preparing for Valentine’s Day!

He is able,
Mary May Larmoyeux
author of Help for Busy Moms: Purposeful Living to Simplify Life

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Karen Jordan said...

You always have such great ideas. I'm sending these to my grandkids. Thanks again!

Mary May Larmoyeux said...

Thanks for the comment, Karen. It's amazing what great resources are on the Internet! I hadn't thought about forwarding the entire "Valentine's Fun" blog to the grands. That's really a wonderful idea--especially for those who live out-of-town. Thanks for sharing. -- Mary