Saturday, February 1, 2014


This is a simple Valentine gift that parents will treasure.  Let children wrap a small box or a piece of Styrofoam with wrapping paper and a ribbon.  (It would be extra special if the children designed their own wrapping paper.) Add this note:
            Here is a little gift
            That you can never see.           
            The reason it’s so special,
                        It’s just for you from me.
            Whenever you are lonely,
            Or even feeling blue,
            You only have to hold this box
            And know I think of you.
            Please never unwrap it,
                        And leave the ribbon tied.
            Just hold the box close to your heart,
                        It’s filled with love inside.

Here’s one of my favorite cards you can make from a flip book.  Fold a sheet of paper in half lengthwise (hotdog).  Fold in half again (hamburger).  Fold again (juice box).  Open and cut down three creased lines to the center fold as shown.  Fold in half to make little flips you can lift up.  

Draw packages as shown and write the following:
                  Some gifts are round.
                  Some gifts are tall.
                  Some gifts are large.
                  Some gifts are small.
Open and write:
                  But a gift from the heart is the best gift of all. 
*Glue the child’s photo or let them draw their picture on the inside.