This 31 Days of Love series that Maggy has put together is amazing. We are so excited to be participating! I’m Kristina of Toddler Approved! On my blog I share all sorts of movement & learning activities, crafts, and parenting tips that stem from our crazy life with my three kids (ages 5,3,1). Right now we are sharing a lot about kindness and love because we’re in the middle of our annual 100 Acts of Kindness Challenge.
As part of our kindness challenge we are trying to find ways to be kind to one another while also decorating our house for Valentine’s Day. Last week I heart attacked the kid’s bedroom doors with paper hearts while they were sleeping and this week we decided to make heart mailboxes. This way we can write each other secret love notes and have cute decorated doors too!
Materials needed for heart mailboxes:
- a big cardboard box
- big hearts made out of poster board
- packing or painters tape
How to make Valentine’s Heart Mailboxes:
To start I cut out two giant hearts for each child and we decorated one side of each pair of hearts with some marble painting.
If you haven’t done marble painting before I highly recommend it! Just put your large paper heart in a cardboard box, drop some paint into the box, and then add a marble or two. Move the box around and around to get the marbles moving and painting your paper!
Once you’ve gotten your heart poster board sufficiently covered, let it dry.
As you can imagine, the kids were super excited to start filling the mailboxes with treats and love notes!
The kids secretly snuck love notes and little treats into the mailboxes for each other and had so much fun opening them up and sharing them with one another. There were lots of little hugs too. It was positively darling.
If you enjoyed this project, you might enjoy these other Valentine’s Day ideas from my site:
We have an extensive collection of fantastic Valentines for Preschool here: