Last Minute Easy Valentine’s Day Ideas for Teachers and Friends


It is not too late to get a bit festive for Valentine’s Day. I adore this day as a celebration of compassion and friendship. I wanted to bring a bit of that flavor and energy into my family’s life. I didn’t do anything crazy crafty, nor did I spend lots of money. Here is what [Read On]

Easy Montessori Valentine’s Day Activities


I added a few works to our shelves to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Enjoy! Large Bead Stringing is a wonderful entree into sewing for young children. The activity develops fine motor skills. The string is a lace we had from a lacing card set. The beads are from . Be sure to have “keeper bead” as [Read On]

Valentine’s Day Books for Young Boys


Most of us have a Love/Hate relationship with Valentine’s Day. Even when I was younger and didn’t have a significant other to celebrate the day, I always understood that the day was a celebration of more than romantic love. ┬áThe message and meaning I want to convey to my boys (ages 4, 3 and Due [Read On]

Easy Last Minute Valentine’s Activities for Kids


Scrambling for an easy, inexpensive last minute Valentine Activity for you kids? Here are two to help you get started… Heart Lacing Activity All you need is: a hole punch red paper scissors a lace, ribbon or yarn   Steps to take: Cut a heart Punch holes around the edge of the heart Lace away [Read On]

Create a Family Recipe {A Valentine’s Day Activity}


This Valentine’s Day family activity might be my favorite so far this year. The idea was brainstormed up by one of my classmates in Montessori training when covering the Peace curriculum. This activity is fun to do at any holiday and within a classroom setting. I figured what better time than Valentine’s Day? Concept: Create [Read On]

Valentine Pattern Activity


Pattern recognition and building helps build a strong math foundation for children. Here is a simple yet effective pattern activity for your preschooler. I like this pattern because it is extremely simply, isolating really just the pattern itself or the difference between “X” and “O”. Notice the color and size are the same. For our [Read On]