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Little Easter Critter at AlphaMom

Flower Planting Kit at Let’s Explore

How To Get Your Child To Read by Scribbit

Huge Crayola Giveaway at Blissful Kids

Creative Vacation Souvenirs by yours truly (!) at Family Bliss

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Make an Art Gallery by Sarah Jane Studios (and a free printable template!)

Pie-in-a-jar by Little Birdie Secrets (yummy.)

Dr. Suess’ Thing at Skip to my Lou

March Holidays at Family Bliss

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A Valentine’s Day Round Up

photo from riptheskull's flickr

photo from riptheskull's flickr

Valentine’s Day is like THREE days away. Seriously? Holy cow. I totally wanted to make little gifts for all the kids in our neighborhood. Plus a fun gift from Lydia to her Daddy. *sigh*

As Lydia gets older, I’ve been wondering what to do about these little mini-holidays like Valentine’s and St. Patrick’s Day. One of the girls on my messageboard gave me some great advice–she has them focus on handmade gifts. The idea is not to receive something or wonder about the big gift you’re going to get…but to make something handmade for siblings and friends. This might mean not buying anything from Target’s Valentine aisle for your kids. *GASP* I seriously love this idea. I want Lydia and Asa’s first response to a holiday or special event is to want to GIVE.

Hopefully, I’ll get in the groove and crank out something super cute for Lydia and I to make together. Here’s a few great ideas I’ve found today…

Fancy Folded Envelope at Blissful Kids

Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Hearts at Make & Takes

Cute Cupcake Valentines at Danielle’s Place

The Best Free Printable Valentines from Alpha Mom (could I love this site any more?!)

Kids Activities for Valentine’s Day from Helium (beyond crafts and candy!)

I browsed Amazon and cbd.com for some Valentine’s Day books. I am really interested in a book about the actual history of Saint Valentine. But everything looked kinda boring. Do you know of any fun or interesting Valentine books?

Leave your favorite Valentine’s Day tips, books and activities in the comments!

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L.O.V.E Shaped Candy Canes from Make & Takes

Organizing Kids’ Crafts from Organizing Your Way

Coat Trick from Heavenly Homemakers (this is how Lydia puts on her coat, too!)

Lifting Hands (a praying-for-your-kids blog. outstanding!)

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Toilet Paper Roll Kazoo at flipflops and applesauce

Toddler Activity Bags at Chasing Cheerios – this is an older post, but thanks to my blog reader going crazy this week, I got to revisit some fun posts!

Marble Painting at World Preschool Mom

Make Your Own I Spy Bottle at Little Window Shoppe

Have fun!leighsig-3

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For discussion…

Should we still mind our manners? from Simple Mom

And other fun links…

Free Downloads from Living Locurto

New Year’s Interview for Kids from Blissful Kids

Snowman Greeting Card from AlphaMom

Getting Control of the Toys from Organizing Your Way

Upcycling Peanut Butter Jars from Plum Pudding

Enjoy!

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For your reading pleasure…

Idea Cards & a Junk Box from Let’s Explore

Simple Paper Streamers from Little Window Shoppe

Cowboy Party Part 1 & 2 from Stephmodo

Happy Saturday!

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