Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, so we decided to get in the spirit. Crafts aren’t a big hit yet, cookies and candies have too much sugar, so that leaves flowers and gifts. right?!
I decided to put the play food for the grocery store in rotation, and instead fill it with flowers for a couple of weeks. A few I had and a few I picked up at Hobby Lobby–that was a fun trip for the Wee One. He picked out the large blue one and the round pokey one (can’t you tell I’m flower literate? Ha!).
I also included some tissue paper squares, “vases” (oatmeal containers covered with paper), and a basket with notecards for writing messages. (Please ignore the ripped paper on the “vase” in the first pic, and I didn’t even notice it until after I took pictures…Matty jumped right into playing before I could snap pics. Apparently one should use twice as much adhesive as one thinks they need when dealing with a toddler…)
The notecards are a definite fave. HINT: Use an erasable colored pencil–so far no errant pencils marks. Plus there’s paper readily available.
It’s a nice way to bring a little more liveliness to the playroom. And it’s never too early to teach boys the importance of giving flowers.