I am playing "Secret Cupid" every night at my nest. What, you ask? Yes, I got the idea from the blog How Does She. So long Santa I miss you & Charley, our Elf on a Shelf terribly, but we are doing 14 days of Secret Cupid at our Nest to learn that Valentine's Day is not about the gifts but about acts of love! It is really fun, and my kids and husband love the little "love" notes they are finding each morning addressed to them telling them the different things
The next thing I am going to show you is the craft that I will be doing with my son's fifth grade class for their Valentine's Party. Fifth Graders, need I say more? Okay, I will. Last week my 11 year old needed 50 cents. Lets just say my status on Facebook that morning was this, "Candy Grams?!? Wish that 50 cents going to school today was for his Mommy, but I have a feeling it's not." There was even a "like" note involved- glad I intercepted it. When it came time to buy the Candy Gram, he backed out. Come to find out, the girl was pressuring him to buy her one. Obviously, she is more mature to handle a relationship than him right now. So, the craft we will be making for Valentine's Day in the fifth grade class is going to redirect the students from the love of boyfriend/girlfriend and to more of a Teacher's Appreciation type gift from the heart of the students. This idea originally came from Pinterest. I made the full size version for my son's teacher at the beginning of the year, but decided to scale it back a bit.
|Supplies: Empty 16.9 oz water bottle, goodies, a few pens, ribbon, tape, box knife, ribbon, label & raffia!|
|Here is the label that I made. Just right click on your mouse and hit save as if you wish to use.|
See what I mean about tweaking ideas and making them my own? It's so much fun. None of these are elaborate gifts at all, just simple little acts that say, Happy Valentine's Day, Your Special, Thank You, or I Love You without spending a fortune. Do you put together any similar gifts or acts of kindness? If so, tell me about them.