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Valentine's Day for Preschoolers - Mother Goose Time

Every month our Mother Goose Time box includes a Celebration Kit.  It is generally fitting with the time of year, and separate from the regular curriculum.  They seem to be the same every year, which I honestly thought was a little lame, until it came to Valentine's Day.  We don't use our Celebration Kit every month, but last year we did the Valentine's Day Celebration, and Little Guy made a Lovebug Headband.  Which was in the garbage by the next day because he wore it around and it got ruined and we don't keep ruined things in our house.

2016 Lovebug Headband
He has talked about his Lovebug since then, as recently as last month I believe.  So I was pretty excited that he was going to be able to make a new one. 

I kind of forgot about it on Valentine's Day though, so we did it today.  I handed him the stuff to make it, then I started making one so that he could see how to do the part with the heart cutouts (we didn't do that last year).  Unfortunately mine didn't fit very well, and masking tape is NOT very strong.  I think I packed my scotch tape in with my Christmas stuff...

2017 Lovebug Headband

Mama had to make one too

Little Guy also played a game I will call "Un-Break the Hearts" where he matched capital and lowercase letters to complete mini heart puzzles.  He actually did this twice, because I was dressing  Baby Girl while he did the puzzles and before I could tell him not to, he scrambled them all together again.  Since I wanted a picture I had him do them again.  Matching capital and lowercase letters is no problem for him, and it is really nice that he is able to do some activities independently now.  Last year he needed guidance on almost everything.

I wonder why there is a "g"?  The rest of the letters make sense... Maybe I am missing something.
Last we read a Participation Story:

The Prince's Valentine is a short story about a prince finding a present for his friend the princess.  It came with storytelling pieces.  After I read the story I asked Little Guy some comprehension questions and then he retold me the story.

There was also a Healthy Heart game, but we didn't do that one this year, since we (and by we I mean Little Guy) are working on remembering to be CALM in the living room.

Celebration Sets from Mother Goose Time are a great way to use the holidays throughout the year as learning opportunities.

And Little Guy has already ruined his headband from this year, wearing it as he rolled down the stairs (on purpose) and losing an antennae.  Maybe next year he will keep it nice for more than a day...

I receive Mother Goose Time for free in exchange for sharing my experiences!  All opinions are my own.


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