Today we had written on our calendar “Make Valentines,” so my oldest daughter and I started working on the Valentine magnet bookmarks that she wants to give to her classmates. She had drawn a sketch of her plan for the bookmarks earlier. We went through my scrapbooking supplies and chose some red and pink cardstock. She used a ruler to draw the size she wanted the bookmarks to be so that I could figure out what size heart to cut from my Cricut Doodlecharms cartridge. We got as far as cutting all the pieces and then she took a break. A while later she managed to glue the hearts onto the bookmarks, but we will have to work on it again soon to finish it up. I will add a completed photo and some directions once we finish them, but you can find a similar tutorial for a magnet bookmark on my blog as well.
For lunch today my second grader also decided to help me. She did most of the work to make grilled sandwiches, other than the heating and flipping. To make the sandwiches special since she had helped, I decided to pull out a heart cookie cutter for the girls’ sandwiches. This is any easy way to make a simple lunch just a bit more special.