... With three and four year-olds!
In my preschool classroom, we were busy bees this week getting ready for Valentine's Day! The kids make cards for each other at home, and bring them into school to "mail" to their friends on our Friendship Day (because, when you're three, it's really about friends, and not mushy gushy stuff).
We also always have a special snack. The kids get to decorate heart-shaped sugar cookies with icing and sprinkles, and our classroom gets a nice little coating of icing and sprinkles. We made Valentine's with the kids for their parents, and decorated bags for "mailboxes".
In total, there were 40 cards made for moms and dads, 400 Valentines given to friends, tons of cupcakes and sugar cookies eaten (and lots of fruit, too!), 40 red balloons, all part of four parties!
In our house, we're decorated with heart garlands, a yarn heart wreath, and a few other red details. We don't have much planned to celebrate, but I'm looking forward to spending the day together.
Our weeks lately have been busy with school, grad school, and progress reports for me, and lots of very long days for Rich due to coaching basketball, so our weekends have been a nice time to connect a bit!