Celebrating Valentine’s Day… in every way!

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Raccoons!

Puppets, treats and a craft for some Valentine sweeties!!

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xoxoxox!!!

Cupid’s Cafe

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Valentine Science!

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Available on Teachers Pay Teachers… here and here!

xoxox!!!

 

Top Secret Valentine!

These were our TOP SECRET Valentines from last year!!

Mason had so much fun searching for and making all sorts of detective style goodies for his classmates.  We stuffed all the TOP SECRET treasures into a treat bag and sealed it was a CLASSIFIED VALENTINE INSIDE banner…  copyright-katherine-marie-012815 The “Top Secret” card has teeny tiny Valentine jokes for kids to read with a magnifying glass.  We used the crayon resist technique (write message with white crayon then color over with dark crayon to reveal words) on the “Secret Message” card.

If you’d like to add a bit of detective fun to your treat bags this year here are the printables I used (FREE for personal use only!):

Bag Toppers:  HERE

Top Secret (Use magnifying glass to reveal):  HERE

Secret Message:  HERE

  I recommend printing on heavy weight card-stock so you can easily attach crayons and magnifying class with glue or tape!   (Personal use only please!)

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I ordered the mini magnifying glasses and “Operation Cupid” cards with a secret decoder from Oriental Trading Company.  The little red striped box of crayons is from Target.  You could also tape individual crayons (use a dark color for the message to show up clearly) onto that card!

xoxoxoxo!

 

New Years Eve Bash

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I hope your New Year is off to a sensational start!

xoxoxox!!!

Ten millions reasons I love Christmas!

Last holiday post until December 2015, I promise!!

WE only have 500,237 until next CHRISTMAS!!  :)katherine-marie-122914d katherine-marie-122914w katherine-marie-122914o katherine-marie-122914ykatherine-marie-122914n katherine-marie-122914r katherine-marie-122914u katherine-marie-122914q katherine-marie-122914t katherine-marie-122914e katherine-marie-122914s katherine-marie-122914b katherine-marie-122914x katherine-marie-122914c katherine-marie-122914             xoxoxo!!!

Christmas Fun Days!

We started “12 DAYS of CHRISTMAS FUN” a couple years ago!

It’s been a wonderful way to celebrate some of our favorite themes of the season.

See this post for details!

Planning:

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REINDEER DAY:

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GINGERBREAD DAY:

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GRINCH DAY:

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xoxoxoxo!