I love parties. I love hanging out with A in her classroom. I love seeing her interact with her friends. But I don’t love the idea of toddlers exchanging Valentines. I think it’s a bit early to start this merry-go-round, but I also don’t want A to be the only one not participating or feel left out because her mother was being a grinch. I was just going to do the regular plain cardboard Valentines but then another mom and I talked about how the toddlers are likely to just eat the cardboard. Then I overheard another mom talking about the Pinterest inspired Valentines she was making for the class. I decided to try to find a happy medium.
Luckily, this Valentine “craft” looks fun, is toddler appropriate and does not take hours or actual creativity. Since I couldn’t find the goldfish bowl-shaped bags the original poster references, I just used snack bags.
In less than 10 minutes, I printed the template, cut them out and added the goldfish. I’ll bring the rest for snack during the party.
Here’s hoping this didn’t set an unattainable president for the rest of Miss A’s time in school!