Saturday, July 19, 2014

valentine's day with kids

Good morning! Yeah, it's the weekend again, so I'm late getting the BigTime Blogging Challenge started, but I've arrived!

Last night I went to a Sox game with one of my best friends, Holly, her husband, Mike, and the boyfriend. We had a great time and the Sox won...and...there was a great fireworks show last night, too!

Anyways, today's prompt is about our favorite holidays to spend with kids and mine is most definitely Valentine's Day! Especially in middle school, it was always pretty awesome because the kids went crazy, bringing in tons of gifts for their boyfriends/girlfriends, gifts like these:

But another reason why I love Valentine's Day is because I always do Warm Fuzzies. I already wrote about them in a post before, so check that out - it's a tutorial for making them. They're just these little yarn necklaces that you use to give appreciations to everyone. And then, when it's all said and done, there's hundreds of little yarn pieces all over the floor. (I always make the kids pick them up before they go though!)

I'm pretty sure I've done them every year over the last 11, and here's a few years worth of kiddos having fun on Valentine's Day:

Two girls from my third year - now in college!

Fourth Year Kiddos

Sixth Year

Last year - My first with kinders!
Anyways, the Warm Fuzzies are popular with all kids no matter what age. What I didn't anticipate this year with the kinders was the fine motor skills it takes to tie these super tiny strings on their necklace, but they love it just as much as the older kids! (and I think their teacher would do them again, too!)

Well, there's a little happiness for this Saturday morning. What's your favorite holiday to celebrate with your students?


  1. That is so neat. I may have to add warm fuzzies to my Valentine's Day agenda. Thanks!

    Mrs. Bartel’s School Family

  2. Adorable pictures of the kids. Valentine's Day is another great holiday to spend with students. Thanks for sharing! ;)

  3. Oh I do love Valentine's Day too! Such a nice day to celebrate friendship!

  4. This is such a great way to celebrate with kids!

  5. I remember these warm fuzzies being popular at Snowball in high school. I love the idea for spreading a little love for Valentine's Day!


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