As you may have read in a previous Valentine’s Day post of mine, I love finding ways to tie God in with the holidays. This year I did a scavenger hunt again (the boys LOVE them). I did this one a touch different though. I found some super cute printable cards here. They have the “How do I love thee, let me count the ways” theme. I wrote on each of them a different thing that Jeff and I love about the boys. On the back, I put bible verses found here that go along with conversation hearts. I found some cute little plastic heart shaped containers at the dollar store (I think there were 10 in a pack). I wrote a conversation heart saying on top of each that went along with the verses. Then, I filled each one with a couple of goodies. I hid the cards around the house with the matching heart and the kids had to find them…it was random, there were no clues. Once they found them and we read them, they were led to their final destination which had lots of goodies. I think I spent under $10 for ALL of the stuff they got this year…maybe closer to $5. The boys loved every second of it!
Here are the cards with their hearts:
Card 1, front
Card 2, front
Card 3, front
Card 4, front
Card 5, front
Card 6, front
Card 7, front
The final SURPRISE:
In the bowls were my simple way of making white chocolate covered strawberries. I just sliced the strawberries up and drizzled some melted white chocolate over the top. Then I put a Valentine sugar cookie heart the I made in the bowl. Super easy and super yummy!
I also made some cheesecake pancakes for the boys that day. I didn’t think they tasted all that great but the boys didn’t seem to have a problem .
Evan and I made the fun little bags pictured below for his friends at Classical Conversations but we were sick and couldn’t pass them out ourselves. Jeff dropped them off and our director passed them out for us. I found the idea for the “for crayon out loud” idea here. I thought it was quite clever and I just had to use it.
I hope you all had a Valentine’s Day filled with love and joy!