There’s nothing I love more than involving Riley in a holiday. Her enthusiasm makes everything that much more fun, which is why I put together a Valentine Calendar Countdown. The calendar includes toddler activities that promote our families loving relationship.
Riley loved our Christmas Countdown Calendar that it only seemed fitting that I make one for Valentine’s Day. Every morning Riley would come downstairs and eagerly remind me that we needed to open our envelope before we left for daycare and school. I reused the poster board from our Christmas Countdown Calendar because it worked so well for Valentine’s Day with the red ribbon and sheet music scrapbook paper. For the “clothesline” I used red baker’s twine, which has become a favorite supply of mine to incorporate into my projects.
The supplies for the Valentine Number Cards were: clothespins covered with Adhesive Ribbon Tape, Red Glitter Cardstock cut by an XL Circle Scallop Punch, Hot Pink Cardstock cut by a Heart Punch and White Lace Ribbon cut into 2 inch strips. You need to hot glue the white lace ribbon onto the scalloped glitter cardstock and then add the pink heart cardstock.
I added numbers to the hearts and then moved on to my favorite part. I added our toddler activities to the back of each card using a mini post-it. Our activities were simple for the work week and incorporated special events that were already scheduled.
Some of our activities included giving hugs to mommy and daddy, making valentines for Riley’s daycare friends, building a Build A Bear with daddy, planning a special dinner menu for Valentine’s Day and making Valentine crafts.
Valentine Calendar Countdown by Jenny Melrose