How it works
- I found some 3.25 x 3.25 envelopes lying around my armoire. I'd bought for another project but never used. I got my heart punch and some scraps of red paper to cut out hearts to decorate the envelopes. Of course, you can decorate with stickers, markers, or anything you'd like.
- I printed and cut the Valentine's Countdown Cards I designed. You can download your own at the bottom of this post. There are 18 cards to choose from.
- We decided to start our countdown on February 1st and do it for 14 days, but you can do it for less days, even starting the Sunday before Valentine's Day since it falls on a Saturday. Once you decide how long you will do it, look through the cards and choose the ones you think you can do. I didn't lick the envelopes so I could switch them out if needed.
- I inserted the cards into the decorated envelopes and displayed them with red mini clips (recycled from Christmas) on twine in the living room.
- To carry out each activity, I went on PInterest to search for ideas and inspiration. I created a Valentine's Countdown board for you here. Every day, the kids open an envelope and guess the activity from the pun.
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When people hear about the things I do with my kids, they usually follow it by, "I could never do what you do" or "I don't know how you can do it!" But my friends that have actually tried these activities will testify they're not only easy, they are simpler than what they were doing. The anticipation, the smiles and the memories will be well worth it!
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Happy memory making!