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Celebrating Valentine's Day with Mother Goose Time

I love the Celebration Kits that come with every month's Mother Goose Time curriculum.  We didn't use the first one at Christmas Time because Christmas is a crazy time of year and we had a newborn.  But every month we get a kit with preschool crafts, games, and snacks to go with the holiday theme.  These are kind of designed more for a classroom, and come with invitations and stuff, but we usually use them as extra fun stuff on days that Hadlee and our girls are not in school.  I am a big fan of holidays but I am not good at coming up with things to do to celebrate, so these are a huge bonus to me!

This month the Celebration Kit was (of course) Valentine's Day.
Valentine's Day Circle Time Display

 We started out with a Storytelling Set about a prince that wants to get his friend, the princess the perfect Valentine.  It was an adaptation of an Indian folk tale, and was a a cute story.  The girls were a little disappointed that there was only ONE princess LOL.

Next we played a Healthy Heart game.  I LOVE how much thought is put into everything that Mother Goose Time sends us.  Not only is a heart perfect for Valentine's Day, but our shape of the month is a heart, and our theme is Food and Fitness.  This game was perfect.  We did it more like bowling than beanbag tossing, and they kind of cheated trying to get the ones they wanted, but it wasn't a game with winners, and everyone was up moving around, so I didn't really care.  

The last thing we did was a Lovebug headband.  It was really cute and Little Guy adores it.  He wears it around all the time, and always asks "Can I have my lovebug?" when its out of reach.  The girls didn't get to do one, because it would be absurd to order a 6 child kit when the girls are only here at Mother Goose Time time for 1 out of 21 days.

There were a lot of other activities that could be done, like a snack, and some free play activities, but we skipped those because, well I suck, and always for get to prepare things.  Plus the snack was little heart shaped pieces of bread with jelly on them, and that was suspiciously close to the lunch my kids have almost every day, so it didn't seem like a well rounded snack choice if we were going to do snack that day (we are not a snacktime family).

Our Valentine's Day mini celebration was a lot of fun.  All the girls are to old for Mother Goose Time (6-11) but they really like to participate when they are home, and Little Guy gets a kick out of having more participants (even though SOMETIMES he gets a little upset when they get a turn with something).

Little Guy and I (and all the girls!) are so blessed to be able to use the Mother Goose Time curriculum free of charge in exchange for our honest blog posts showing the activities we do each month.  All opinions are my own and not influenced by the awesome "price" I get!


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