We had a Valentine Card Making Party for toddlers at our house today. I aprepared for complete and utter mass chaos, but it went very well! .
There were 8 toddlers from 1-4 years old, 5 Mommies, and at least 56,782 foam stickers, most of which miraculously stayed on the table or on the cards.
We wisely let them play for a while to start with to deplete some of their energy resources.
Then the fun began. We had just enough table space to let all 8 kids sit around the tables, while us Mommies hovered and helped and kept them from sticking stickers to their eyes or to their neighbor’s hair.
This craft amazingly kept their attention for around an hour, in which each kid made several cards each and between all of us we made QUITE the mess:
Here’s Mia and Ali
clutching tightly showing off their card collections:
Then we had some more play time to further prepare them to have awesome naps.
Ali and Averi had some bonding time:
Averi discussed the philosophical implications of her book while Ali was more interested in studying her cookie:
Ali showed all of her friends how to make “silly hair” out of her shakers, which was quite a hit.
And, as everyone was leaving, one forlorn little Valentine stood at the window, wishing it didn’t have to end so soon: