Wrapping up the week with two ideas I hope you'll LOVE.
You've got Mail.
When I taught school I loved the month of February. I created a post office in our classroom. The kids would write letters to each other and the "postman" would pass them out into their mailboxes each day. When I became a mom I wanted to carryout that same idea in our home. I found mailboxes at Target and we started the tradition.
Each year about a week before Valentines day I set out the mail boxes along with some stickers and paper and we write little notes of LOVE, thanks for a kind deed, or something we noticed that was great, to slip into that siblings mailbox. Ty was an emergent writer last year, and his notes were darling...if you could phonetically sound them out:) This year I was in need of another mailbox and couldn't find one anywhere... so we are switching it up.
I found little pails for .75 cents at the party store and used stickers to put each persons name on their pail. I set it up yesterday and the kids were excited. Brooklyn is the emergent writer this year and is anxious to prove she can write notes all by herself! This is a super fun and easy idea. It's only good for about a week though, so you still have time...let me know if you do it and what you think!
This is a game I came up with to play during Ty's classroom Valentines party last year. The kids absolutely loved it and it's now a family favorite in February. If you are in charge of a game for a classroom party, this is what you'll need.
1 box of wide straws. (the basic grocery store straw with stripes.)
I box of Q-tips
2 large bowls (heart shaped are cute, any dollar store has plastic heart shaped bowls right now)
Divide the group, or family up into teams. Place a heart shaped bowl in front of each team and place some tape about 2 feet back from each teams bowl. Each team member needs a straw and the team needs a large pile of arrows (Q-tips). Tell the "Cupids" they have one minute to get as many "arrows" into their heart as possible. To do this you must place the straw in your mouth, load it with an "arrow," and then blow the "arrow" out the end of the straw towards the heart bowl. The team with the most arrows through the heart wins.
I promise you will LOVE this game, but Good Luck you might not LOVE the headache from all the blowing:)
Have a happy weekend.