Saturday, February 16, 2013

An Enchanted Childhood Playschool ~ February 12th-16th ~ Valentines Week

Valentine's Week

Two favorite book's from Hannah's childhood!
Hugs and Kisses
and the cutest "I love you" hands around!

 The "bingo" markers are always a big hit!

Friday, we made a special craft with some canvas and red paint...

Then the children used the left-over paint and some toilet paper rolls to stamp hearts!

One of our mamas sent a special treat!

We have started a new Friday tradition: Friday Fun Food!
(known as muffin tin meals or use up what's in the fridge!)

This week's offering: brocooli and cheese sauce, organic peas, organic cherry tomatoes
organic carrots and ranch, little slices of baked parmesan chicken, and organic chick peas

The "twos and threes" playing happily together!

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Each week I joined several linky parties!  What a fun way to share and learn! 
Monday's Kid Corner, Hey Mom, Look What I Did!, Montessori Monday, Made by Little Hands, Homemade Mondays, Mama Moments Monday {Link Up}The Children's Bookshelf,  Little Wonders' Days,  Mom's Monday Mingle,  Hip Homeschool Hop, Tuesday Tots, (tot school tuesday)Tactile Tuesday,  The Tuesday Baby Link-Up, Keep Calm Craft On {crafting on}, Teach Me Tuesday, TOO Cute Tuesday, Open Call Tuesday, Backyard Farming Connection Hop, Waldorf Wednesday, It's Playtime, Mom's Library, Kid Lit Blog Hop, We Made That Linky, What I Learned Wednesday, Super Link Party, Artsy Play Wednesday, Healthy 2Day WednesdayMommy Club Link-Up,  Adorned From Above, Frugal Days, Sustainable WaysKids Crafts,  Kid's Co-Op, Link and LearnHearts for Home Blog Hop,  Thrifty Thursdayneedle and thREAD, Made U Look, Natural Living Link-Up,  Family Fun Friday, For the Kids Friday, Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday, Read. Explore. Learn., Preschool and Kindergarten Corner, Friday's Nature Table, Creative Friday, Friday Flair Link Party, Shine on Fridays, Friday FavsWeekend Whatever, Outdoor Play PartyTGIF Linky Party,  Do Something Crafty, Sharing Saturday, Share It Saturday, Country Kids, Link and Learn, sharing creative, ideas {all weekend}, Show and Share Saturday, The Sunday Showcase, The Preschool Prekinder Nook, Fun Sparks, The Sunday Parenting Party

And each week I co-host two such parties:  The All Year Round Blog Carnival and
Eco-Kids Tuesday Link-Up!


  1. This is a great collection of Valentine's Day activities! Thank you for sharing with us at Share It Saturday!

  2. Your "I Love You" hands are so sweet! What a great way to learn (and review) signs. Wishing you a happy weekend!

  3. Hi! I found you through the Show-and-Share Saturday Link-Up. I am looking forward to exploring your site more. :o) It looks like lots of fun!

    I love the little hands craft that you have in this post. I usually make a similar craft with my storytime friends around Mother's Day. Here is where you can find it ~ if you are interested. It is a Mother's Day gift that is only a few more steps:

    Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!
    ~ K ~

  4. I love the hand print hearts and the 'use up whats left in your fridge Friday' !!

  5. Looks like the kiddos had a fun Valentine week!

    Thanks for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

  6. The heart shaped snacks look delicious.

  7. It looks like you had a great week! I love the handprint hearts! I pinned your post to my Kids' Valentine's Day Activities Board at

  8. i have never used those bingo dot things, but they look like loads of fun. :) and i love the "i love you" hands, what a wonderful idea. <3

  9. I love those I love you hands. Thanks for sharing at The Children's Bookshelf.

  10. This is so cute, seeing the little ones playing together. Thanks for sharing. Linda following you also.

  11. I love all these ideas. You celebrated Valentine's day in such great ways! Great work! Jodi @

  12. Wonderful set of activities and ideas. The kids look really into it all.

    Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!


  13. Wow you are so creative. Thank you so much for linking your wonderful ideas into the kidlit blog. Cheers Julie Grasso

  14. Hi, I'm stopping by as part of the Kid Lit Blog Hop. Thanks for sharing some fantastic ideas :)

  15. Bingo markers are fun for kids, especially when they want to do dot painting. I hae a book and make a handprint of each of our grandkids every Christmas, to see how much their hand has grown throughout the year.

    You've got some great ideas here, I enjoyed reading through.

  16. Aw...they all look like such fun activities. I really like the handprint craft. I totally want to do that with my kids! Thanks for linking into the Kid Lit Blog Hop!

  17. Great inspiration for kid activities.Thanks for linking up at Family Fun Friday!

  18. I love the watermelon hearts. It looks like you did a ton of hands-on activities. That's awesome!