February: the month of extended periods of cold, piles of snow, and hearts– lots of hearts. Now that January is over I feel an inch or two closer to spring. However, this month has been bitter cold and we have stayed home as much as we possibly can without going crazy. We have finally jumped on the bandwagon and started enjoying Valentine themed activities to get through these long days. Here is a list of 10 awesome Valentine’s day activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers. My 4-year-old personally helped me select these and she is determined to do them all!
10 Valentine’s Day Activites for Toddlers and Preschoolers
This Christmas season I have joined in with mormon.org and their #LIGHTtheWORLD 25 days of service challenge. I am posting a few weeks ahead, as my December is a whirlwind of crazy in our home, and I wanted to start sparking your ideas for service you can do! First up is our Christmas service of Gratitude.
The other day the cutest video came up on my Facebook feed. My friend was recording her little girl (3 yrs old) reciting a few of the LDS Article of Faith verses. Her pronunciation was so sweet and her running dialog very impressive as she spouted off doctrine about the beliefs of the LDS church with very little help. I felt guilty as I realized that I couldn’t remember more than 2 of the Article of Faith scriptures and my children had never even heard of them. The idea came to me to make these scriptures the focus of our weekly Family Home Evening (FHE) lessons to learn and (ideally) memorize the Article of Faith scriptures. I have decided to start with the first Article of Faith.
LDS General Conference is close upon us yet again, how exciting! I always enjoy fun and interactive notetaking while I listen and attend the conference. There are always SO many wise words spoken, but sometimes listening to and remembering 8+ hours worth of information is daunting. I am sure many others, like myself, need a more hands-on, creative approach to remain alert and attentive. While brainstorming for a youth activity for our 12 and 13 year old girls in the youth program, I came across the idea to create a General Conference journal. Our end product has enough pages to dedicate notes from each prophet and apostle’s talks for several years- along with plenty of room to take notes from other speakers. The journals were finished within an hour and a half, and the girls had so much fun personalizing them.
September isn’t quite here yet but the autumn chill is already knocking at the door. My fingers are still crossed that we get a few more hot days, but I can’t deny that I am all excitement for the new season. I adore autumn. Yellow leaves, crunching sidewalks, crisp air, pumpkins; so divine. My children love to do crafts. In preparation for fall, I began my search for crafts and activities to prepare. Holy moly there are a tonne! After scrolling through a million different ideas (some intriguing, some useless) I decided to compile a list of my favorite autumn crafts. I have no intention of doing all of these (who has time for that?), but the ones I don’t do this year can be done the next.
Each craft or activity I have selected is simple, easy, and suited for toddlers or preschoolers. None of these will cost much money and most of the items you probably already have at home (or in your backyard). Here are 20 Autumn, Halloween, and Thanksgiving crafts for your little kiddos to enjoy!