Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Honored Scraps Buy My Store

Special Limited Time Offer
Buy Honored Scraps 'Buy My Store' for $8 and
get a $2.00 coupon good towards anything else in the store!
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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Another new tag using Honored Scraps

Honored Scraps has done it again.... She has released another beautiful kit! Lots of people love fall. There is just something about it; I don't know if it is the smell in the air or the changing of the leaves but fall is one of my favorite seasons. Autumn Romance fits perfectly. With its varied papers and elements it's perfect for any tag or layout you may want to do! Right now you can find Autumn Romance on sale over at DreamScape Imaging

Here are the tags I did



Wednesday, September 26, 2012

New Tag Using Some Beach by Honored Scraps

Here is a new tag I made last week made using the awesome kit Some Beach by Honored Scraps. This kit has a variety of uses!

Check Honored Scraps Blog Here and you can find Some Beach and all her other amazing kits at her store Honored Scraps Here



Saturday, September 22, 2012

New Scrap Creations Blog

Hey Folks.... My New Scrap Creations Blog Is Up!

I am in the process of removing the layouts from this blog and have already put them up on my new blog!

For all my new layouts please come visit me over at My New Blog


I will continue to post any new tags I make here as well as post about life and share some amazing recipes I find!

I will continue to share any new wordart I make or any of my own scrapkit creations on this site only!


Thank You :)

Rae Lynn

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Changes Coming Soon!

Some changes are coming soon to this blog. In order to separate my hobbies of digital scrapbooking and sig tags from each other. I will be opening a new blog that will be strictly for my digital scrapbooking stuff. I will still be posting my promo stuff here but any new layouts I do will be posted over there. I am doing this simply because many of the scrapbook artists I use are Family friendly themes while many of the Artist tubes I use may or may not be. This is a personal decision to do this. I will be updating both blogs often. I will be removing and updating my personal scrapbooking stuff that I have created including links as when I shift my other layouts, links may get broken. I will get them fixed and back up as soon as I can. This will take about a week to do all this stuff so please bare with me.


Be on the lookout for the new blog and hope to see ya there too!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

New Tag Using Scrapkit By Honored Scraps

It's been awhile since I have been able to do any tags using Honored Scraps so finally got the chance this morning to do one. Since it was chilly this morning and they were talking about Autumn on the news I decided to do a Autumn tag. I chose Honored Scraps Falling into Autumn. It's such a beautiful kit with lots of variety and color choices. You can check it out at her store HERE

Make sure you check Honored Scraps Blog for lots of awesome previews and deals going on at her stores ::)

Honored Scraps Blog


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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Where to begin???

Oh boy where do I begin?? It's been a long crazy crazy summer here in the Simpson household.

Let me backtrack to May. On May 18th, the life I had before changed. Why you ask? because that day I had a seizure for unknown reasons even to this day.  What do I mean by changed? It means that Until the end of July I didn't go anywhere if I had to go inside some place ( like a store ) If I had to go to the doctor's it took medication ( sometimes a double dose) to be able to go in and sit in the waiting room without having a meltdown. I was and still am to a point a wreck. I am slowly getting better thanks to my awesome neurologist who switched my meds and put me on something to help me and it has. I have been able to go to my doctor appointment's without losing it and have been able to walk into the shoppette without completely freaking out... Just baby steps but for those that know me... those are huge steps! During this time... I really stepped away from what I loved doing. Creating on my computer. I didn't have the heart. I honestly never thought I would get it back and then one day I sat down and opened up PSP and the love of creating was back. It was slow at first but it's building back up again. Something that many don't know about me unless you are on Facebook is that I love doing Digital Scrapbook Layouts. Sometimes I just use Quickpages and sometimes I create my own. I also participate in challenges in a forum for the Digital Scrapbooking Studio .
I do have a lot of fun in there. I have met some awesome people in there!








You can see the rest of my layouts here....Layouts

Thanks and see ya soon!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

New Tutorial Tested-Rawr! By Sezy

Sezy  has a super easy new tutorial up called Rawr!....This tutorial is very easy to follow and the only limitations are your imagination! You can check out the tutorial itself HERE and while you are there why don't you check out all her tutorials......Invented By Sezy Designs

Here is my examples of this easy tutorial using the beautiful work of Caron Vinson

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Friday, June 15, 2012

New tag made from GORGEOUS new kit from Honored Scraps called Dark Cinnamon. You can find it at her store... Honored Scraps Store


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Sunday, May 6, 2012

New Tutorial From Laine's Highway

Super Easy Peasy Tutorial...Uses a beautiful FTU scrapkit....Hardest thing about it??? Deciding which tube to use! lol


You can find the tutorial HERE

Here is the tag I did



Awesome New Tutorial By Wicked Little Cupcake

Called PSP Addict! Y'all need to check it out! The tutorial can be found HERE
Here is the tag she made for me :)




Homemade Italian Pasta Salad

It was a beautiful and HOT day here in Oklahoma today! Record setting temp of 99 degrees today! Michael, Jayson and I spent the morning hitting the on-post yard sales! We walked around and found some really good deals( 8 brand new blu ray movies for a total of $21)Got a air mattress for my brother since he still hasn't been able to find a bed and a couple of decorative lamps. Then went to Walmart and spent way to much money again there lol... But it was for a good cause...We need to get the carpets cleaned and so we needed the stuff to do them with! Man this stuff has gotten expensive! Anyway finally came home and needed to decide what I wanted to cook for dinner. Even with the AC going it was still hot in here and wanted something easy but filling. I knew I had rotini pasta, black olives and Kraft Tuscan House Italian dressing. So my mind starting forming a thought....Hmmm a version of Antipasto..with my own twists..... So here is my recipe 1 full box of rotini pasta ( I use Barilla) 1 bottle of Kraft Tuscan House Italian Dressing 2 small cans of sliced black olives ( or 1 can of Jumbo black olives sliced) 1 small pack of pepperoni slices ( used about 12-15 slices) 1 1/2 cups of shredded cheese ( I used a 6 cheese blend from Sargento) 3/4- 1 cup of crumbled feta cheese 1/2 green bell pepper sliced into small chunks(optional) Cook pasta according directions on box with draining and rinsing in cold water to stop the cooking process and to somewhat chill the pasta. Let the pasta sit for about 2-3 minutes. Making sure there is no water left empty pasta into a large bowl. Add 1/2 bottle of Italian dressing and mix thoroughly. Add in olives and the cheeses. Taking the pepperoni tear them into at least 4 pieces each. ( I know extra work but I like it this way). Mix all ingredients together. Add about another quarter of the bottle of dressing ( I think it would be about 1/2 cup give or take) and again mix well. Cover and put in fridge for at least 20-30 minutes just so the flavors can meld a bit. This was an easy and filling dinner. This would also be a great side to take to a potluck or any type of get together. As always if you try this let me know what you think!

Yummy Penne Pasta Sausage Bake

As is the normal I am always scouting new recipes to try. Michael and the kids will give me their verdict whether the recipe is a keeper or not. More often than anything, most are keepers ( I will admit their has been a couple that I was advised never to make again lol) I knew I had beef smoked sausage in the fridge but wanted something different that what we had been having. So as usual I wandered over to Pinterest and started looking. Did a search for smoked sausage recipes and found this wonderful recipe. It looked yummy as well as amazingly easy. Of course I always add my own little twist to something but still an easy recipe( Even Christina could make this!) The original recipe can be found over at Taste Of Home This is my modified recipe: Ingredients 2 cups uncooked penne pasta 1 pound smoked sausage, cut into 1/4-inch slices 1-1/2 cups 2% milk 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom with garlic soup,(or you can use just regular) undiluted 1-1/2 cups french-fried onions, divided 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheese,( I used a Mexican 4 cheese blend) divided Seasonings of your choice ( I used Adobo,Mrs.Dash Table Blend and Iron Skillet Woodsman) Directions Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, brown sausage over medium heat for 5 minutes; drain. In a large bowl, combine milk and soup. Stir in 1/2 cup onions, 1/2 cup cheese, seasonings and sausage. Drain pasta; stir into sausage mixture. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Cover and bake at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until bubbly. Sprinkle with remaining onions and cheese. Bake, uncovered, 3-5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 6 servings. This is just before going into the oven after sprinkling the cheese and onions on
This is when it was completely done. Look at all that yummy goodness.....If y'all decide to try this let me know what you think!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

On The Prowl..New Tutorial By Laine

Great Little Tutorial by Laines Highway designs called "On The Prowl" Easy Tutorial..Had a great time testing it! Photobucket You Can check out her site HERE and the tutorial HERE

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Check Out This Gorgeous Tag From Wicked Little Cupcake

My friend Sarah made this tag for me using the gorgeous artwork of Rachael Tallamy and one of my photos from when I went to DC.
Amazing Creativity..... Check Out her site here for some awesome tuts

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

What our birthmonth means

JANUARY ( Michael)
* Ambitious and serious
* Loves to teach and be taught
* Always looking at people's flaws and weaknesses
* Likes to criticize
* Hardworking and productive
* Smart, neat and organized
* Sensitive and has deep thoughts
* Knows how to make others happy
* Quiet unless excited or tensed
* Rather reserved
* Highly attenti! ve
* Resistant to illnesses but prone to colds
* Romantic but has difficulties expressing love
* Loves children
* Likes to point out people's mistakes
* Loyal
* Needs to improve social abilities
* Easily jealous
APRIL ( Me)
* Active and dynamic
* Decisive and hasteful but tends to regret
* Attractive and affectionate to oneself
* Strong mentality
* Loves attention
* Diplomatic
* Consoling
* Friendly and solves people's problems
* Brave and fearless
* Adventurous
* Loving and caring
* Suave and generous
* Emotional
* Revengeful
* Aggressive
* Hasty
* Good memory
* Moving
* Motivate oneself and the others
* Sickness usually of the head and chest
* Easily get too jealous
MAY ( Jayson and Christina)
* Stubborn and hard-hearted
* Strong-willed and highly motivated
* Sharp thoughts
* Easily angered
* Attracts others and loves attention
* Deep feelings
* Beautiful physically and mentally
* Firm standpoint
* Easily influenced
* Needs no motivation
* Easily consoled
* Systematic (left brain)
* Loves to dream
* Strong clairvoyance
* Understanding
* Sickness usually in the ear and neck
* Good imagination
* Good debating skills
* Good physical
* Weak breathing
* Loves literature and the arts
* Loves traveling
* Dislike being at home
* Restless
* Hardworking !
* Hi gh spirited
* Spendthrift

Green Eggs and Ham used in Court

On September 21, 2007, U.S. District Court Judge James Muirhead used Green Eggs and Ham in his court ruling after receiving an egg in the mail from prisoner Charles Jay Wolff who was protesting the prison diet. Muirhead ordered the egg destroyed as he stated in his judgment:

I do not like eggs in the file.
I do not like them in any style.
I will not take them fried or boiled.
I will not take them poached or broiled.
I will not take them soft or scrambled,
Despite an argument well-rambled.
No fan I am of the egg at hand.
Destroy that egg! Today! Today!
Today I say!
Without delay!
4 minutes ago •


( yep true story!)

25 Uses for coffee filters!

Better than paper towels and a lot less expensive....................

Coffee filters -- Who knew! And you can buy 1,000 at the Dollar Store for almost nothing.

1. Cover bowls or dishes when cooking in the microwave. Coffee filters
make excellent covers.
2. Clean windows, mirrors, and chrome... Coffee filters are lint-free so
they'll leave windows sparkling.
3. Protect china by separating your good dishes with a coffee filter
between each plate, bowl, and cup.
4. Filter broken cork from wine. If you break the cork when opening a
wine bottle, filter the wine through a coffee filter.
5. Protect a cast-iron skillet. Place a coffee filter in the skillet to
absorb moisture and prevent rust.
6. Apply shoe polish. Ball up a lint-free coffee filter.
7. Recycle frying oil. After frying, strain oil through a sieve lined
with a coffee filter.
8. Weigh chopped foods. Place chopped ingredients in a coffee filter on
a kitchen scale.
9. Hold tacos. Coffee filters make convenient wrappers for messy foods.
10. Stop the soil from leaking out of a plant pot. Line a plant pot with
a coffee filter to prevent the soil from going through the drainage
holes.
11. Prevent a Popsicle from dripping. Poke one or two holes as needed in
a coffee filter.
12. Do you think we used expensive strips to wax eyebrows? Use strips of
coffee filters.
13. Put a few in a plate and put your fried bacon, French fries, chicken
fingers, etc on them. It soaks out all the grease.
14. Keep in the bathroom. They make great "razor nick fixers."
15. As a sewing backing. Use a filter as an easy-to-tear backing for
embroidering or appliqueing soft fabrics.
16. Put baking soda into a coffee filter and insert into shoes or a
closet to absorb or prevent odors.
17. Use them to strain soup stock and to tie fresh herbs in to put in
soups and stews.
18. Use a coffee filter to prevent spilling when you add fluids to your
car..
19. Use them as a spoon rest while cooking and clean up small counter
spills.
20. Can use to hold dry ingredients when baking or when cutting a piece
of fruit or veggies.. Saves on having extra bowls to wash.
21. Use them to wrap Christmas ornaments for storage.
22. Use them to remove fingernail polish when out of cotton balls.
23. Use them to sprout seeds. Simply dampen the coffee filter, place
seeds inside, fold it and place it into a plastic baggie until they
sprout.
24. Use coffee filters as blotting paper for pressed flowers. Place the
flowers between two coffee filters and put the coffee filters in phone
book..
25. Use as a disposable "snack bowl" for popcorn, chips, etc.


OH YEAH -- THEY ARE GREAT TO USE IN YOUR COFFEE MAKERS TOO! ;-)

New Tutorial by Mis

This tut does need some moderate to advanced knowledge of PSP but it is an awesome tutorial....
You can check it out HERE
The Tut is called Bad Like Mom & Dad Made Me

Here is my example of the tutorial

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Awesome New Kit From Honored Scrap

This gorgeous new kit is called ChocoMint. Lots of great elements and wonderful papers to make that gorgeous layout or create a signature tag with. Anyone who loves Chocolate and Mint would LOVE this kit.
You can find this kit and many more of Honored Scraps amazing kits at Treasured Scraps and Taggers Delight
Here is one tag I made using this gorgeous kit. Artwork is ©Barbara Jensen





Saturday, April 7, 2012

My Chocolate Cake

I have been craving chocolate cake for about 3 weeks. I finally got around to making one tonight. The cake is from a mix but the frosting was something I threw together almost like a butter cream.... Don't ask me what I used and measurements lol I have no clue I just was kind of tossing stuff in there and it came out amazing!
Here is a picture of it!



Wednesday, March 21, 2012

French Toast Cupcakes

Over on my recipe blog I just posted the most amazing recipe I just found. It's called French Toast Cupcakes and let me tell you they are YUMMY!http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif

Go HERE and check it out for yourself!


Here is a picture of one of them as a teaser! lol

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Friday, January 13, 2012

Valentine's day ideas and crafts

Valentine's Day crafts-1
Valentine Mailboxes Materials: Red construction paper
Shoeboxes (one per child) Paper scraps Valentine
Stickers Anything to decorate the outside of shoe box
Directions: Teacher glues red construction paper on
the shoeboxes ahead of time. The children decorate
their shoebox any way they want to with stickers,
paper scraps, or whatever is available. The mailboxes
are for putting in the Valentines each child receives.
Teachers can put treats in as well.
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Heart Sponge Painting
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Heart Cookie Cutter Painting
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Red Playdough
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Water Table With Red Water
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Valentine Sticker Collage Cut big red hearts out of
construction paper. Give children Valentine stickers
to put on the heart.
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Valentine Collage Each child has a piece of contact
paper taped to the table. Provide them with Valentine
tissue paper (red, white, and pink), ribbons (red,
white, and pink), bows, paper hearts (red, white, and
pink), pom poms (red, white, and pink), feathers (red,
white, and pink), etc. to put on their collage.
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Valentine Heart Mobile Materials: Yarn (different
lengths) Wire Hangers Construction Paper Hearts
Glitter Markers Stickers Directions: Teachers precut
hearts. Children decorate them as they wish. Attach
hearts to wire hanger (older children do this
themselves, younger children have teacher do this).
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Valentine Kisses: Makes 4 - 6 Ingredients: 6 cups
Krispy Rice Cereal 1 Package Of Marshmallows 3
Tablespoons Margarine Vegetable Cooking Spray
Utensils: Microwave Oven Large Microwave Safe Bowl
Funnel Sprayed With Cooking Spray 12" Square Of
Aluminum Foil For Each Child 1" x 11" Strip Of Paper
Per Child Waxed Paper Mixing Spoon Directions: Label
each strip of paper to say "A Kiss For You!" Follow
directions on cereal box for making treats. Allow the
mixture to cool until easy enough to handle. Have
children mold it in the funnel. Place on waxed paper
to cool completely before wrapping. Wrap kiss and
strip in aluminum foil. Give as a gift to a special
someone.
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Hanging Valentine Make 2 huge hearts and let the
children decorate them as desired. Staple edges
together, leaving an opening, and stuff with scrap
paper or newspaper. Staple edge completely. Streamers
(pink, red, and white) can be attached to the bottom,
a string or ribbon on top, and hang them up.
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My Valentine Heart When I say I love you (Point to
lips) It comes from my heart (Hand on heart) You hear
it in your ear (Point to ear) And it sounds very smart
(Point to head) I love it when you're proud of me
(Stand very tall) You say it all day long (Stretch
arms wide) And when I hear you say it (Point to ear)
My heart sings a merry song (Hand on heart)
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Be My Valentine Sung to Mary Had A Little Lamb You're
a special Friend of mine Friend of mine Friend of mine
You're a special Friend of mine Be my valentine!
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Five Big Valentines Five big valentines from the
corner drug store I mailed one to a friend - then
there were four Four big valentines, lovely ones to
see I mailed one to my Mommy - then there were three
Three big valentines - red, shiny, and new I mailed
one to my Daddy - then there were two Two big
valentines, the best is yet to come I mailed one to
Grandma - Then there was one One big valentine, the
giving is almost done I mailed it to Grandpa - and now
there is none
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Thumb-body Loves You Cut various shaped hearts from
white and pink construction paper. Using red paint
decorate the hearts with children's thumbprints. Set
hearts aside to dry. On a 4 ½ by 8-½ inch paper write
out "Thumb-body Loves You". Tape the paper to an empty
12-oz. Juice can. Glue a painted heart to the can,
then glue the remaining hearts to Popsicle sticks.
Press a small amount of clay into the bottom of the
can. Then tuck a small amount of red tissue into the
can, and then insert the sticks through the paper and
into the clay.
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Valentine Fingerplay Let's count valentines One, two,
three Let's count valentines All for me! Let's count
valentines Four, five, six Let's count valentines
Match and mix Let's count valentines Seven, eight,
nine Let's count valentines I'm glad you're mine
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I'm A Little Valentine I'm a little valentine Red and
White With ribbons and lace I'm a beautiful sight I
can say, "I Love You" On Valentine's Day Just put me
in an envelope And give me away
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Red And White Day On red and white day have prepared a
big red heart with a smaller heart in the middle of it
with "I Love You" written on the smaller heart. On red
and white day have children sit in a chair and hold
the heart in front of them. Take a close up picture of
each child. Take individual pictures of each child.
Then have the children make the following cards.
Materials: Red construction paper White construction
paper Glue Poem (from below) Directions: Fold red
construction paper in half. Cut out a white heart or
use a white doily and glue on the front of the card.
Then glue the following poem on the front of the card.
Someone loves you Do you know who? Take a look inside
and see The one who loves you is me! Inside the card
glue the picture of the child that you took with the
heart
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Love Is Ask children what they think love is. Record
each of their responses on a white heart shaped piece
of paper, with the caption "Love Is." above it. Let
the children mount the white hearts on red
construction paper. Doily's and glitter can be used to
decorate the "Love Is" hearts even more.
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Valentine's Day crafts-2

Valentine Dolls Valentine dolls can be made with a
small heart for the head glued onto a tongue depressor
or Popsicle stick for the body. A small lace doily can
be used for a dress. Have the children add facial
features with a crayon or marker.
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Talking About Love The teacher brings in a pretty
valentine candy box or old valentines to school. The
children discuss love - whom they love, how they show
their love, etc. The teacher leads the discussion into
showing love to others and the importance of loving
people. This is a good human relations lesson -
accepting a new child, not excluding certain children
in play, and not making fun of someone who is
different.
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Love Somebody Love somebody? Yes I do! (Nod yes) Love
somebody? Yes I do! (Nod yes) Love somebody? Tell me,
who? Love somebody, but I won't tell who! (Shake head
no)
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Mother Dear Mother dear, can you guess? Who it is that
loves you best? I'll give you three guesses, 1, 2, 3.
There! I knew you'd think of me!
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Special Valentine Prepare 5 valentines and 5 envelopes
to use on the flannel board. Look at all these
valentines; (put valentines on board) I made one for
each friend. I'll put them in some envelopes, So each
one I can send. How many valentines do you see? Start
to count them now with me. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 One for
______(name of child) One for ______ One for ______,
too. One for ______ And here is one for YOU! (Point to
child) Repeat until each child's name is mentioned.
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Heart Flowers Materials: Red, pink and green
construction paper Glue Scissors Tongue depressors
Markers Directions: Cut out hearts (either red or
pink) for the flower. Cut out two smaller green hearts
for the leaves. Glue the flower to the top of the
tongue depressor and the leaves to the middle of the
tongue depressor. Draw a face on the flower and give
as a gift to your favorite valentine! You can also
collect all the hearts and place them in a vase for a
centerpiece for a Valentine's Day party. When the
party is over, the children may take their heart
flowers home.
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Valentine Bracelet Make the bracelet from a strip of
construction paper. Glue small hearts on the paper or
use cute valentine stickers. Staple or glue the strip
to fit over the child's wrist.
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To My Valentine If apples were pears And peaches were
plums And the rose had a different name. If tigers
were bears And fingers were thumbs I'd love you just
the same.
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I'll Send You One Valentine I'll send you one
valentine, that's what I'll do. I'll send you one
valentine, and maybe two! I'll send you two
valentines, wait and see. I'll send you two
valentines, and maybe three! I'll send you three
valentines, from the best store. I'll send you three
valentines, and maybe more! I'll send you four
valentines, that's what I'll do. But on each one, I
will write, "I Love You!"
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Valentine Here is a valentine. I made it just for you.
With paper and ribbons And lots of Elmer's glue! I cut
it with my scissors And designed it with my paint. If
I tell you that I love you, Do you promise not to
faint?
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Sponge Heart Prints Give each child a large heart cut
from glossy paper and let them use a heart shaped
sponge to paint heart prints on the paper.
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Heart Lacing Cut a large red heart shape from
posterboard. Punch holes around the perimeter using a
hole punch. Let children lace yarn through holes.
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Counting Hearts Children can count the pre cut hearts
from a basket.
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Matching Hearts Make several pairs of matching hearts.
Have children find the matching pairs.
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Heart Headband Make a headband out of heavy paper for
each child. Trace 2 heart cookie cutters onto pink or
red construction paper for each child and let the
children color and cut them out. Tape them to pipe
cleaners to make antennae and attach to headband


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Valentine's day crafts-3
Nursery Rhyme: The Queen Of Hearts
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Heart Rubbings Cut out different sizes of hearts from
sandpaper. Tape hearts to table and lay a sheet of
white typing paper over them. Use side of crayon to
lightly rub over hearts, making a pattern on paper.
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Heart Straw Trace and cut out heart from colored
paper. Use a hole pinch and make 2 hole in center of
heart, not side by side, but one under the other,
about an inch or two apart. Thread a drinking straw
into one hole and back out the other.
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Stuffed Heart Draw a large heart onto double thickness
of newspaper. Cut out and staple all around, leaving a
small opening. Let kids decorate their hearts with
fingerpaint. After drying, stuff with crumpled
newspaper. Staple opening shut. Cut long pieces of
pink or red crepe paper streamers and, making a tail,
staple to bottom point of heart.
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Heart Puzzle Cut a large heart from red or pink
posterboard. Cut into several pieces, making a puzzle.
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Heart Shaped Waffles, Sandwiches, Cookies, etc.
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Gingerbread Valentines Materials: 1 cup shortening 1
cup sugar ½ teaspoon salt 1 egg 1 cup molasses 2
tablespoons vinegar 5 cups sifted flour 1 ½ teaspoons
baking soda 1 teaspoon each of ground ginger,
cinnamon, and cloves 1 package red hots candies 1 jar
silver ball candy decorations Directions: 1.
Thoroughly cream shortening, sugar, and salt. 2. Add
egg, molasses, and vinegar. Mix well. 3. Sift together
dry ingredients. Add to molasses mixture, mix well. 4.
Chill about 3 hours. Roll out, ¼ inch thick, on
lightly floured surface. 5. Trace children's hands
onto paper and cut out with scissors. Place paper
hands on dough and cut around with a knife. 6. Place
on greased cookie sheet and let children decorate
their own hands. Use red hots for fingernails, silver
balls for rings, etc. 7. Bake at 375 degrees for 6 - 8
minutes, cool on wire rack. Makes about 15 hands.
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Loveable Cookies Materials: 1 20 oz. Roll refrigerated
sugar cookie dough, chilled 1 16 oz. Can pink frosting
Powdered sugar Heart shaped cookie cutters - 1 small
and 1 large Directions: Prepare sugar cookies
according to directions on the package for rolled
cookies. Cut hearts in dough using a cookie cutter.
Use knife or smaller cookie cutter to cut out a heart
in the center of half the cookies. Place cookies on
ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 7 - 9
minutes. You can bake the baby hearts, too, for 5
minutes only. Let cool. Spread each big solid cookie
with frosting and top with a cutout cookie. Sprinkle
with powdered sugar.
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Heart Brooch Use the following recipe for playdough to
make a heart shaped brooch. Make the dough - then
shape into hearts. Before the heart is dry press pins
into back of hearts. When the heart is completely dry,
paint with valentine colors.
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Playdough - For above recipe Materials: 1 cup flour 1
cup warm water 2 teaspoons cream of tarter 1 teaspoon
oil ¼ cup salt Food coloring Directions: Mix all
ingredients, adding food coloring last. Stir over
medium heat until smooth. Remove from the pan and
knead until blended smooth. Leftovers can be placed in
an airtight container when cooled. Will last for a
long time.
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Valentine Holder Materials: 1 and ½ Styrofoam plates
Stapler Hole Punch Colored Yarn Kids Plastic Sewing
Needle Directions: Turn ½ plate upside down on the
full plate. Staple in 2 - 3 spots around the edge to
keep it from slipping. Hole punch through both plates
all around the sides the 2 plates touch. This will be
sewing holes for older pre-k's to sew. Show them how
to sew their plates together and then decorate with
stickers or whatever. Hang them up with ribbon and use
them as mailboxes.
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Magnets Use plaster of paris or any dough that
hardens. Pour into candy size paper baking cups. Let
harden. Paint like a piece of candy. Glue a magnet
strip on the back.
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Mouse Cut a large heart shape from construction paper.
Glue a small length of yarn for a tail at the top of
the heart but let it hang off of the heart. Fold in
half like a teardrop. Stuff with a little cotton. Glue
edges of heart shut all around. Tail should be hanging
out. Cut a small heart for his ears. Fold heart in
half. Glue on rounded part of big heart so they form
an ear on each side. Add whiskers, eyes, and a little
pink nose.
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Pasta Fun Dye different shaped pasta in food coloring
and rubbing alcohol. Use shades of red and pink and
then string or glue onto a heart shaped paper.
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Contact Paper Fun Cut a heart shape out of the middle
of a paper plate. You will need the paper plate, not
the heart shape. Cover the back of the plate with a
piece of contact paper. Sticky side facing the front
of the plate. Have a variety of cake sprinkles,
ribbons, confetti, etc. for the kids to choose and
decorate the sticky part of the contact paper.
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Cookies Let the kids decorate their own cookies to
take home for mom and dad. Or make sugar cookies,
frost them, and put each child's name on them.
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Bunch Of Hearts Cut out a bunch of felt hearts for the
kids to use as counters. You can use paper hearts
also.
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Button Covers You can make button covers out of felt.
Cut hearts out of felt. Cut a slit in the middle of
each to fit a button. You can decorate with wiggly
eyes for a neat effect.
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Textures Try drizzling collage with pink colored glue.
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Stained Glass Hearts Melt red crayon on heart shaped
waxed paper. Use warming tray and supervise the
melting.
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Cookie Cutter Heart Prints Use paint and construction
paper
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Name Tags Use heart shaped paper for nametags.
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Sponge Paint Heart Prints Use paint to sponge paint
hearts onto construction paper.
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Valentine Hat Make a red headband out of construction
paper with heart pipe cleaners as antennae.
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Cookie Race Hang heart cookies from string. Kids try
to eat them like Halloween donuts.
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Happy Smiles - Face Painting How about face painting
red hearts on cheeks!
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Puppet Play Have a puppet play of The Queen Of Hearts.
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Barney Song - I Love You Use sign language for the
words "I love you."
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Tactile Red cornstarch and water
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Broken Hearts Give each child a half of a heart that
is cut in two. Have them find their match. Use for a
buddy project or they can find the other half hidden
in the room. Can also do this with a capital letter on
one half and a lowercase letter on the other half.
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Vinegar Hearts Paint a piece of paper with vinegar and
place colored tissue heart cutouts on the wet paper.
Once dry, the hearts will fall off and their images
will remain.
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Fingerpainting Use vanilla pudding tinted pink or red
and pink and white paints.
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Playdough Use red playdough and heart cookie cutters.
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Heart Relay Set up two teams. First person in each
team runs up to a pile of hearts which have an action
written on them. (Hop, jump, clap, etc.) Do that
action back to the next person on your team in line.
The first team to finish wins.
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Candybox Puzzle Use the shape of a heart candy box and
cut a puzzle out of construction paper, wallpaper, or
felt, etc. You can store several puzzles in the closed
box.
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Different Hearts - Science Find pictures of a real
heart and a play one. Tell about the differences. Have
them take turns listening to each other's heart with
their ears to each other's chests.
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Heart Crackers Buy heart shaped crackers and top them
as desired.
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Heart Shaped Pasta Cook according to directions, add
butter, and toss with parmesan cheese.
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Jell-O Jigglers Make as directed on Jell-O box for
jigglers. Let the children use heart shaped cookie
cutters to cut out heart shapes. Use red Jell-O.
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Valentine Waffles Use cookie cutters to make heart
shaped waffles.
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Valentine Sandwiches Make a strawberry jelly, cream
cheese sandwich on white bread for each child. Let
them use a heart shaped cookie cutter to make heart
shaped sandwiches.
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Valentine Roll Ups Have the children spread cream
cheese and strawberry jam onto a tortilla. Have the
children roll the tortilla up like a log. Cut the
rolled up tortilla into sections.
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Heart Crowns Make crowns for the children by cutting
out headbands from grocery bags and glue construction
paper hearts to the headband. Provide collage
materials to decorate the headbands such as feathers,
ribbon, shiny bits of wrapping paper, etc.
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Ten Little Valentines - Song - Sung to Ten Little
Indians One little, two little, three little
valentines, Four little, five little, six little
valentines, Seven little, eight little, nine little
valentines, Ten little valentines here!
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Five Little Valentines Five little valentines were
having a race The first little valentine was frilly
with lace (hold up one finger) The second little
valentine had a funny face (hold up two fingers) The
third little valentine said, "I love you" (hold up
three fingers) The fourth little valentine said, "I do
too" (hold up four fingers) The fifth little valentine
was sly as a fox (hold up five fingers) He ran the
fastest to the valentine box (make five fingers run
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Valentine Poem 5 little valentines just for you The
first one says, "My love is true." The second one
says, "You have my heart." The third one says, "Let us
never part." The fourth one says, "Won't you please be
mine?" The fifth one says, "'Til the end of time."
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Circle Time Heart Match Game Make a valentine for half
the number of children in the group. Cut each heart in
half in a zigzag or swirly fashion, so that each cut
is fairly unique and identifiable. Each child is given
part of a heart and must find his/her partner by
matching the valentine halves.
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Flying Hearts Glue a red and a pink heart together
back to back. Put this special heart plus about three
dozen plain hearts in the center of an old bed sheet.
The children hold onto all sides of the sheet and
gently toss the hearts up and down. At the shout of
"Hearts high!" the children toss the sheet high into
the air, making the hearts fly. The child who picks up
the most hearts and the one who finds the special pink
and red heart are the winners.
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Valentine Mail Vest Materials: Brown grocery bag
Scissors Glue Red paint Pencil White tissue
Directions: 1. Cut a brown paper bag along the seam.
Then cut the bottom out so that you have a long strip
of brown paper. Fold the strip in half and cut a neck
hole at the fold and a 4-inch slit down the back. The
bag should now fit over your head like a vest, with
half the bag in front of you and half in back of you.
2. Fold the two front, bottom corners of the bag up
and in to form the bottom point of a heart. Glue them
together. This will form the pocket for your valentine
mail. Sketch the top part of the heart on the vest.
Then paint the entire heart red. 3. When the paint has
dried, outline the heart with white glue and stick
bits of shredded tissue around it like lace.
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Heart Mouse Materials: Red and pink construction paper
Scissors Stapler Black marker Glue Flat lollipop
Directions: 1. Fold a piece of red construction paper
and cut a half heart about 3 ½ inches high on the
fold. Leave the heart folded to form the body of the
mouse. 2. Cut a smaller heart from the red paper for
the head of the mouse. Cut a slit about halfway up
from the point of the heart. Wrap the two sides of the
slit around to form a cone nose and staple them in
place. Use a black marker to draw eyes and a nose.
Staple the head to the pointed end of the heart body.
Staple the rounded end of the body so that it forms a
pocket. 3. Cut a tiny heart from red paper. Write PULL
on the heart and glue it to the stick end of the
lollipop. Write your valentine message on this heart
and glue it over the wrapper. Tuck the lollipop into
the body of the mouse so that the stick end is
sticking out to form the tail of the mouse.
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Valentine Puppet Materials: Red construction paper
Scissors Glue 4 Large rubber bands Markers Directions:
1. Cut two hearts of the same size from red
construction paper. Make them bigger than your hand.
Cut 4 1 inch hearts from the red paper for the
puppet's hands and feet. 2. Cut each of the rubber
bands so that they form elastic strings. Glue the
rubber bands to the sides and bottom of one of the
large hearts to form the arms and legs of the puppet.
3. Glue the tops of the two large hearts together with
the ends of the rubber bands between them. Leave the
bottom part open to slip your hand in. 4. Glue a small
heart to the end of each elastic arm and leg. When the
puppet has dried completely, draw a face with markers.
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Postman, Postman Everyone gets to participate in this
game involving a hidden valentine. Choose one child to
be postman and give him or her the postman's hat. (Red
strip of paper with pink heart that says Postman.) The
postman must hide his eyes while you give another
child a valentine to hide behind their back. Then the
postman uncovers his eyes and faces his classmates who
say, "Postman, postman, where's the mail?" The postman
gets three guesses to find out who is hiding the mail.
If he guesses correctly, he continues as postman. If
he guesses incorrectly, the person with the mail
becomes the postman.
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I'll Make A Valentine - Song - Sung to London Bridge
I'll make a bright red valentine, Valentine,
valentine. I'll make a bright red valentine, And give
it right to you. I'll trim it with lace and bows, Lace
and bows, lace and bows. I'll trim it with lace and
bows, And give it right to you.
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Valentine Bunny Materials: Baby food jars Cotton balls
Construction paper Glue Scissors Picture of child
Directions: Fill jars with cotton balls. Cut out 1
large heart, which is just a little taller and wider
than the front of the jar. Cut out a medium size
heart, which is about 1 inch larger than the base of
the jar. Cut out 2 small hearts (about the size of a
penny or dime). Glue large heart to the face of the
jar so that the top of the heart extends beyond the
top of the jar (gives the appearance of ears). Glue
medium heart to the base of the jar so that the top of
the heart extends beyond the bottom of the jar (top of
heart sticking out from the base will look like feet).
Glue small hearts on the sides of the jar in the
middle (looks like hands). Glue a cotton ball to the
back of the jar (looks like a cottontail). Have kids
draw the face on the large heart before gluing.
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Smelly Valentine Materials: Paper Glue or stapler
Cotton balls Perfume Directions: Cut out 2 large
hearts the same size; decorate as you wish. Spray
perfume on cotton balls. Staple or glue around edges
of hearts, leaving an opening. Stuff the cotton balls
inside. Seal the opening.
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Valentine Cone Materials: Ice cream cone Pink frosting
Small candies Directions: Cover an ice cream cone with
pink frosting. Let the kids decorate with candy
hearts, red hots, sprinkles, etc.
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Valentine's Cards Take an old deck of cards. Pull out
the hearts cards and poke holes in appropriate places
for arms and legs.push some pipe cleaners through the
holes for arms and legs. Glue a cut out valentine on
for a head and decorate with eyes and mouth. Have the
"hand" hold a lollipop and pass to a favorite friend
for a special valentine.
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Hug Banners A big hug made from long paper. Use any
poem and put child's hands on ends, circle for face on
top.
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Kindness Coupons Talk to children about kindness -
make kindness coupons for those they love.
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Magic Hearts Write a secret message on a white
construction paper heart with a white crayon. Have
them press hard. Then have the kids paint the hearts
pink or red. Magic message will appear.
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Caring Tree Decorate a branch in a pot or other
container. Hang hearts from it that contain the
children's versions of what "caring" is.
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Pink Toast Bits of milk with tiny bit of red food
coloring, kids paint bread then toast it.
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Pretzels Make heart shaped pretzels, adding red food
coloring.
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Finger Heart Sandwiches Make any type of sandwich and
cut out with a heart shaped cookie cutter.
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Pink Freeze Ice cream and pink lemonade concentrate
melted, mix it together then refreeze it in a 9 x 13
pan and serve with a strawberry on top.
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Pizza Hearts Cookie cut an english muffin. Have the
kids cover with pizza sauce and mozzarella cheese.
Bake.
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Healthy Snack Bright red strawberries sitting on top
of strawberry yogurt.
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Rice Crispy Treats Treats that are red and shaped like
hearts.
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Popcorn Balls With heart shaped red hots.
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Cornflake Wreaths/Hearts You make them like you make
rice crispy treats with marshmallows, butter, and use
cornflakes instead of rice krispies and add food
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Valentine Wreaths Materials: Construction paper
Scissors Paper plates Glue Yarn or ribbon Directions:
Cut out different sized, smaller hearts from red and
pink paper (a whole bunch of them). Then cut the
middle out of a paper plate and glue the hearts all
over the plate to make a valentine wreath. Make bows
with some yarn or ribbon.
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Valentine's Day Flowers are sweet (nod head) That is
true (point at self) I'll choose you (point at someone
else) And you and you and you (point to many at a
time)
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The Queen Of Hearts The queen of hearts She made some
tarts All on a summer's day The knave of hearts He
stole the tarts And took them far away The king of
hearts Called for the tarts And told the knave no more
The knave of hearts Brought back the tarts And vowed
he'd steal no more
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My Valentine My valentine is red (nod head) My
valentine is blue (point to self) We'll cut and cut
(make cutting motions) And glue and glue Then send it
home to you (point to children one by one)
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My Valentine - Song - Sung to Muffin Man Oh do you
know my valentine? My valentine, my valentine? Oh do
you know my valentine? His name is _______ (child's
name) Repeat until all the children's names are sung.
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Hearts And Flowers - Song - Sung to My Darling
Clementine Valentine, valentine Valentine will you be
mine? I will be your friend forever If you'll be my
valentine. Hearts and flowers, hearts and flowers
Hearts and flowers I will send If you'll only be mine
Hearts and flowers I will send.
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A Valentine Song For You - Song - Sung to If You're
Happy And You Know It Oh, this valentine song is for
you! I don't need crayons, scissors, or some glue!
Yes, this little song I'll sing. Hugs and kisses it
will bring. Oh, this valentine song is for you!
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Here Is A Valentine - Song - Sung to You Are My
Sunshine Here is a valentine, a great big valentine I
made it special just for you It's red and lacy with
lots of kisses It's for you 'cause you're my friend
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Big Red Hearts - Song - Sung to Are You Sleeping? Big
red hearts, big red hearts Made with lace, made with
lace Sent with love and kisses, sent with love and
kisses To our friends, to our friends.
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Be My Valentine - Song - Sung to Mary Had A Little
Lamb You're a special friend of mine Friend of mine,
friend of mine You're a special friend of mine Be my
valentine
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I've Got A Big Red Heart - Song - Sung to For He's A
Jolly Good Fellow I've got a big red heart That I will
give to you It brings you love and kisses Because you
are my friend
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Yes, This Is A Special Day - Song - Sung to Oh Dear,
What Can The Matter Be? Yes, yes, this is a special
day Yes, yes, this is a special day Yes, yes, this is
a special day I can give hearts to my friends
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Yes, I Do - Song - Sung to Three Blind Mice I love
you, I love you Yes, I do, yes, I do I love you every
night and day I love you when I work and play I love
you in so many ways I love you!
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A Great Big Hug - Song - Sung to The Wheels On The Bus
Oh, I just love your hugs and kisses Hugs and kisses,
hugs and kisses Oh, I just love your hugs and kisses
Come and give me some A great big hug and lots of
kisses Lots of kisses, lots of kisses A great big hug
and lots of kisses Ready! Here I come
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Hugs And Kisses - Song - Sung to My Bonnie Lies Over
The Ocean My mother says, "I love you" My father, "I
love you, too" I give them hugs and kisses Cause I
love them, too! Hugs and kisses Hugs and kisses, I
love you Hugs and kisses Hugs and kisses for you
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Please Be Mine - Song - Sung to Pop Goes The Weasel
Here's a special card for you Will you please be mine?
It's filled with hugs, and lots of love Be my
valentine! Yes, yes, watch me close Watch me while I
sign I love you, yes, I do Be my valentine!
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Good Morning Valentine! Today is Valentine's Day Today
is Valentine's Day We love you and want to say "Happy
Valentine's Day!"
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Five Valentines Five cheerful valentines from the
ten-cent store I sent one to ______; now I have four
Four cheerful valentines, pretty ones to see I gave
one to ______; now I have three Three cheerful
valentines with flowers pink and blue I gave one to
______; now I have two Two cheerful valentines, my
story's almost done I gave one to ______; now I have
one One cheerful valentine, one and only one I gave it
to ______; now I have none
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Colorful Carnations Cut the ends of three white
carnations and put them in a vase of warm colored
water. (Colored with food coloring.) Wait for a while
and soon the color will creep up into the flower.
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Open Faced Sweetheart Sandwiches Mix softened cream
cheese with a couple of drops of red food coloring.
Spread cream cheese mixture on bread slices. Cut bread
with heart shaped cookie cutter.
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3-D I Love You Card With older children, have them
trace and cut out their handprint. Glue the handprint
to a piece of paper, then glue the middle and index
fingers to the palm, and you have a valentine that
says "I Love You" in sign language.
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Valentine Candy Cards Cut out a large heart from red
cardboard or construction paper. Write your message
and glue your candy as part of your message. Use your
imagination. -It feels like "Pay Day" when I'm with
you. -Just "Twix you and me - I like you!"
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Musical Hearts Like musical chairs except use large
heart shaped cut outs on the floor.
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Play Doctor Listen to each other's hearts with a real
stethoscope, if possible.
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Honey Hearts Makes 12 Mix: 1/3 cup butter ¼ cup honey
Add: 2/3 cup oats 1/3 cup dry milk 4 teaspoons water
Mix Well Add: ¾ cup flour 1 teaspoon baking powder ¼
teaspoon salt Roll dough ¼ to ½ inch thick. Cut with a
heart shaped cookie cutter. Bake at 325 degrees for 10
- 15 minutes. You can chill dough after mixing
ingredients.
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Hug O' War I will not play at tug o' war I'd rather
play at hug o' war Where everyone hugs Instead of tugs
Where everyone giggles And rolls on the rug Where
everyone kisses And everyone grins And everyone
cuddles And everyone wins

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