Valentine’s Day Treats and Games

I’m a Mom of traditions. Once we start something that works for us and we all like it, I tend to keep doing it. Whether that’s routines at home, habits, the way I organize things in the house (yes, I fold my towels the same way every time, place them the same way in the linen closet every time, and corners all should match, lol), or the way I celebrate special days.

We just had Valentine’s Day! My children wake up every year to a trail of hearts that lead to the dining table, decorated in all its red and pink splendor.

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One tradition we’ve done for about 3 previous years is to put hearts all over their door. The hearts have reasons why I love them and what is so wonderful about them written on them. This year, I decided to do something different. I still kept to a tradition of hearts on the door…and it’s still about love. The hearts were a printable (http://www.notconsumed.com/14-days-gods-love/) for 14 days of God’s love. I used them as an advent countdown to Valentine’s. We read 2 each morning before schooling and taped it on the door. I really appreciate this new version and this is our new tradition. ❤

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Now, since we’re still living “out of boxes,” I don’t have a lot in the way of decor, but I grabbed a few things to sweeten the morning. Thankfully, my children just love getting holiday surprises and they were thrilled!

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I made mini pancake kabobs, strawberries with chocolate fondue (in the center), and yogurt parfaits with heart confetti sprinkles.

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For lunch, they had chocolate covered strawberries, heart shaped cucumbers, pretzels and wafers with sprinkles, teddy grahams holding hearts, and I made 2 entrees. One child likes grilled cheese and one does not. So heart shaped grilled cheese and…

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heart shaped chicken quesadilla. Both were easy to make, at least!

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They had heart shaped brownies for dessert.

 

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And I made these cinnamon sugar covered tortilla “chips” for the first time. My son actually tried something new! ❤ Apparently, if I cover something in cinnamon and sugar, I have a chance.

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During their lunch, I read the Would You Rather printable to them. After lunch, we played bingo, draw a bug, and then had a heart hunt. I filled them with small favors, candies, and coins (much to their delighted surprise, lol). Better give them coins while they are still happy with that, haha.

Hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

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