5 Repurposed Uses for Valentines--Art Projects, Crafts, Gifts

Little Miss took her neatly-labeled valentines to school and arrived home with reciprocal Valentine cards from friends. So now, what to do with these prized missives? Clean freaks will surrepititiously toss them when she isn't looking. Sentimental (ahem, packrat) parents will encouraging saving. Artsy (aka messy) moms won't know what happens to them as valentines will filter into the child's general room litter. None of these is very satisfying considering cost and work put into valentines. Here are five cheap, homemade recycled ways to repurpose kids valentines.  Special needs teachers, use these crafts for all-age self-contained classrooms or resource room crafts. Teach recycling with these hands-on art projects--perfect for occupational therapy! Repurposed Uses for Valentines--Art Projects, Crafts, Gifts

Free Printable Valentine Worksheets, Crafts for Preschool, Special Needs, ECSE

Recently, I came across a blog managed by two moms called Over the Big Moon. The gals have created a 31-page printable packet of Valentine's Day activities for preschool children. The kit is perfect for little ones ages 30 months to six. It would work well for ECSE special needs, developmentally disabled kids, too. The activities are mostly for pre-readers and emergent readers. All the activities have a valentine flavor. Valentine Crafts, Lessons Printables, for Preschoolers

Free Lessons on Blizzard Emergency Preparedness

A major blizzard is heading for parts of the U.S., this February 2013. What causes severe weather, fire, earthquakes and natural disasters? How can families stay safe? Here are resources to help children learn more about weather, earth science and emergency preparedness. Written about earthquakes,  many websites have weather disaster information, too. Free Lessons About Earthquakes, Weather, Earth Science, Emergency Preparedness

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