Getting ready for a valentine’s day party

Today we started getting ready for our Valentine’s day party which we will have next week on Valentine’s Day! It seems like we have been out of school for every major holiday there has been so far this year so it is nice to finally get to celebrate at least one holiday on the actual day of the holiday…

I thought for our Valentine bags, we would try the popular paper tube heart printing. I didn’t try this ahead of time so when Miss Abby and I sat down at the very last minute to make our tubes, we had a few of them looking a little lopsided…

Basically, what you do is take the end of a paper tube and fold it in to make the heart.  I can’t really explain it but if you look at this photo shared by one of my readers over at Teach Preschool on Facebook, you will see she did a great job making her heart shaped paper tubes…

Photo contributed by Mandy B. Leech

Mandy said that she folded the tubes then added a piece of tape to keep the fold in place better and to keep the kids from squishing the fold out! Wish I had thought of that

Photo contributed by Mandy B. Leech

But ours still turned out pretty cute and the kids enjoyed painting with the tubes. Anytime we get to use a new tool for painting, my kids enjoy it…

Most of our kids stamped with the tubes to make hearts and then we had a few that preferred to rub the tubes all around their bags – so they have a more of a painted mural for their valentine bags….

I don’t think it will make any difference in the end whether the children had cute valentine printed bags or beautiful shades of pink and red murals – they will still all hold the same amount of cards and treats which, I assure you, will be all that matters come Valentine’s day…

The Kid Blogger Network presents…

Valentine Ideas Blog Hop!!

This post is part of a crazy cool blog hop that you do not want to miss out on!  Just check the linky below for some terrific ideas for Valentine’s day! I was blown away by all the really cool ideas this year. Well done blogging friends!!

Valentine's Day Ideas Blog Hop
Participating bloggers…

Mama Pea Pod, Let Kids CreateMy Creative FamilyHands on: as we growLa Dolce Vita: The Sweet Life,  AngeliqueFelix.comThe Golden GleamTeach PreschoolCritters and CrayonsLiving at the Whitehead ZooThe Iowa Farmer’s WifeNurturestoreKitchen Counter ChroniclesThe Chocolate Muffin TreeJamie’s JumbleThe Outlaw Mom BlogMama SmilesThe Mommies Made Me Do ItDinosaurs and OctopusesMom to 2 Posh Lil DivasToddler ApprovedMessy KidsRainy Day Mum, JDaniel4sMomGlittering MuffinsRed Ted ArtMommy and Me Book ClubPutti PrapanchaDilly-Dali ArtCreative Connections for KidsMommy LabsDe tout et de rien: Activités pour le PréscolaireImagination Soup.netRockabye ButterflyClassified: MomKids Creative ChaosA Mom with A Lesson PlanPlayDrMomRainbowsWithinReachLiving Montessori NowCurly BirdsGrowing A Jeweled RoseThe Home TeacherA Little Learning For TwoSun Hats and Wellie BootsThe Imagination TreeMummy Mummy MumCritters and CrayonsLa-La’s Home DaycareCome Together KidsTinkerlabDirt and BoogersMultiple Mummy

 Looking for even more Valentine ideas?

Check out my Valentine’s Day Pins on Pinterest!

By |2012-02-08T02:16:25+00:00February 8th, 2012|

About the Author:

Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.


  1. artsy_momma February 8, 2012 at 3:23 am - Reply

    We did this craft too- our tp hearts looked funky too. I wish I had read this post or seen that photo beforehand…her heart tubes look perfect!!!

    • artsy_momma February 8, 2012 at 3:32 am - Reply

      Oops! Was this not an open link party? I can’t delete my link- it’s the Owl one #157. Sorry! 🙂

      • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. February 8, 2012 at 7:28 am

        Haha – I have no idea but I think it is open to join us! I am happy to have you 🙂

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. February 8, 2012 at 7:29 am - Reply

      Don’t they? I was glad she shared that with me for future reference!

  2. Joan February 8, 2012 at 7:44 am - Reply

    Wow! Love ALL these great ideas!!! So much fun, so little time to do them all. . . . . .. LOL!!!!!

  3. pitici voinici February 8, 2012 at 8:36 am - Reply

    oau! there are so many great ideas! congrats to all of you!!!
    these show the beauty our your souls 🙂

  4. Esther February 8, 2012 at 9:03 am - Reply

    We have to make these prints! I have been pushing it behind for quiet sometime:-(

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