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Groundhog Day & Valentine’s Day Displays

Curtesy of Miss Melinda in the Children’s Room…… I knew there was a reason I HAD to buy the groundhog puppet! How cute is that?

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Also Miss Melinda’s creation 🙂

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made e’m myself! (Valentine’s cards)

Again, with the Valentine’s…. I was just so happy with how my homemade cards came out that I had to share!

I made this one for my husband - sort of a running joke that Someecards got just right! I left the logo on the card to give them the credit - they deserve it!

This one was for my friend Ali. I loved this brown patterned scrapbook paper and couldn't decide whether to use it for the background or the cupcake paper - so I did both. The cherry is a red button 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I used an Ellison Die (mini bee.) So cute! And the background is scrapbook paper.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I made this for my friend Andrea cuz she rocks. 😉

 

This was the inside of the"You Rock" card.

 

I found the idea for this last valentine from The Fickle Pickle blog. The guitar and “You Rock” was part of a free printable, which I cut apart. I loved the idea they had with the two staples making an X. Gives it that edge. The inside was my idea though 🙂

 

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Valentine’s Day Story Time

So I was trying to find a good Valentine’s craft that wasn’t all pink or a card and I found the best thing on Pinterest (obviously!)

In finding a great craft, I also discovered a book I had never heard of and in fact, found the best Valentine’s Day story time ever.

The image from Pinterest lead me to a great blog called Storytime ABC’s. Where I discovered the book My Heart is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall. Perfect for Valentine’s Day because, as you can see, the lion on the cover is made entirely of paper hearts. And such a great book for storytime! It’s short enough to keep 2 & 3 year olds interested, and asking them what sound the animal makes is always helpful if they get a bit wiggly. For the older ones, it’s fun to have them guess what the animals are. The lion is easy enough, but not all the animals are as well-known.

In addition to reading the book, I made a flannel board of as many animals as I had time to make (the night before.) I passed out the animals to the kids and when they came up in the course of the story, I had the kids bring up the animal and stick it on the board. Of course, some kids can’t wait, or like to take other kids animals off the board, but I just go with it 🙂

flannel board for My Heart is Like a Zoo

For the craft, we made lion and penguin puppets. I pre-cut all the hearts for each animal and also made a mini poster showing how to put each one together step by step. (I did the mini poster for the Wednesday class, as the Monday class was a bit confusing!) Sometimes I forget that non-crafty mom’s don’t always see things the way I do! Sadly, my Monday class is the “guinea pig” group. Below are some pictures of how the animals came out – very cute! All in all, a great non-Valentine’s-ish Valentine’s story time 🙂

 

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