Valentine’s Day Flower Shop

11 Feb

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?!

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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…)

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The notecards are a definite fave.  HINT: Use an erasable colored pencil–so far no errant pencils marks.  Plus there’s paper readily available.

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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. 🙂

2 Responses to “Valentine’s Day Flower Shop”

  1. Giselle Schroer February 12, 2013 at 2:47 pm #

    Seriously adorable! You are so creative!

    • Ashley Niehaus February 12, 2013 at 8:51 pm #

      Aww, thanks! 4 years of Early Childhood Ed. classes pay off every now and then. 🙂

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