Smart Cookie valentine for your teacher {free printable card}

Smart Cookie valentine for your teacher

Valentine's Day is one of my favorite holidays but as a parent it also has me very busy this week. In addition to the fun Valentine's Day alien pops with outer space valentines I helped my daughter make for her classroom friends, I have been working on treats for all of her teachers too. I'm looking forward to handing them a jar of Trader Joe's Speculoos Cookie Butter with a cute printed valentine. If you're still looking for a perfect valentine to give your child's teacher, print the free Read More... {Read More...}

Recycled milk jug valentines mailbox

recycled milk jug valentines mailbox

Classroom Valentine's Day parties usually result in your child coming home with a backpack stuffed full of cute cards and treats. Teachers might ask you to help your child make a mailbox for collecting their valentines in the classroom. Use the opportunity to recycle a milk jug and have some fun getting creative with your child. If you are a teacher looking for easy valentine mailbox ideas in your classroom, ask each student to bring an empty clean milk jug to class. The easy mailboxes can be Read More... {Read More...}

Valentine’s Day alien pops with outer space valentines

Valentine's Day alien pops

Earlier this week I shared classroom valentines ideas with unique valentines from Cardstore. I recently ordered Outer Space valentines and created an alien pop treat for my daughter to hand out with the cards at her preschool classroom party. The treats were fun to make and I loved not having to spend hours crafting our own valentines.  Ingredients: large marshmallows (I used Kraft vanilla & chocolate flavored swirled marshmallows) white chocolate melting Read More... {Read More...}

Classroom Valentines Ideas

donut-valentines-with-printable-topper - Copy

Valentine's Day is one of my favorite holidays to celebrate in my preschool classroom. The children are so excited to come to school with their treats for friends. Some valentines are made by parents, some are bought from the store, and some are tiny handwritten notes from the kids themselves. Regardless of where they came from, each valentine is delivered with a big smile. This year I will be giving valentines to my students and also will be helping my daughter make valentines for her four and Read More... {Read More...}

Mommy/Daughter Valentine’s Day Date Idea: manicures and pedicures

Mommy Daughter Valentine's Date Idea

Every year for Valentine's Day my dad would give me a box of chocolate or other gift. He always made me feel extra special and taught me Valentine's Day is for celebrating the love you have for your family, not just a sweetheart. I want my daughter growing up with remembering how we made her Valentine's Days special too. She has a fun date planned with her daddy this year. Her and I had a special date too. Side by side manicures and pedicures are a great mommy/daughter Valentine's Day date Read More... {Read More...}

Strawberry Cookies baked with Nesquik

Strawberry Cookies baked with Nesquik

Getting closer to Valentine's Day means we are starting to pull out some of our favorite recipes for pink treats. My daughter and I made strawberry cookies baked with Nesquik this weekend and will definitely be baking more to share at her preschool Valentine's Day party! Ingredients: 2 C flour 1/4 TSP baking soda 1/2 TSP salt 1/2 C butter 1/2 C sugar 1/2 C Strawberry Nesquik 1 TSP vanilla 2 eggs  Preheat oven to 375°. Mix softened butter, sugar, Nesquik, and Read More... {Read More...}