It's time to put your house in order! I'm teaming up with my fabulous friends again, and we're talking LOVE this month!
I'm going to show you how to encourage siblings to show love with a Valentine activity.
You can also do this activity with school classes (My public school students LOVED this!), Sunday school classes, homeschool groups, or at home with your own children like I did here.
Each child writes a Valentine to every person in the group telling what he or she loves about that person. On Valentine's Day, everyone gets to read all the loving things the others have written. Who wouldn't like to get a whole bunch of personal love notes to read and keep?
You will need the following materials:
- colored paper
1. Give each child enough materials to write one Valentine to every person in the group.
2. Explain that the Valentine should be a detailed example of what the child loves about the sibling/classmate. "You are nice." is NOT sufficient.
3. Help children as needed with spelling, grammar, or remembering that they DO indeed love their siblings.
4. Make sure Mom and Dad make some too!
5. Collect all Valentines and separate them into stacks belonging to each child.
6. On Valentine's Day, hide each child's Valentines, along with a few sweet treats in a gift bag, in a different spot. Have the children search for them, scavenger hunt style, with clues you have written and left about.
There you have it! A fun activity that encourages siblings to explain what they love about each other, PLUS they come away with a stack of love notes. It's a win-win!