Children Making Valentines for Veterans

Making Valentines for Veterans

The children at our church have been busy the past week or so making Valentines for Veterans.  Not only does it teach them about the importance of saying “Thank you,” we also talk to them about serving our country and how soldiers keep America safe.

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Stickers or Finger painting

When it came to the actual decorating we gave them several choices. This little guy is finger painting dots on his valentine. Looks like he’s got all his “dots in a row!”

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Kids Love Stickers

These two gals are cousins. They preferred stickers to painting. I hope our veterans like stickers…lots and lots of stickers.

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Change of Heart

Then they decided that maybe painting would be fun after all and it was!

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This little dumpling just watched and enjoyed eating her fingers.

Bye Bye January

Hope your week is off to a great start! I can’t believe January is almost gone and February is here. More Valentines posts this week to get you thinking of things you can do with your grandchildren to celebrate!

Here are some other folks who do Valentines for Veterans. And here’s one more!

This is a blog hop. Be sure and link up and let me know what you have been up to!



Comments

  1. Do you have a set design for them to copy, or was it open ended and they could do whatever they wanted? It’s a fantastic project, and for a nice cause.

  2. What a wonderful idea.

  3. teresak 30 Jan, 2017

    Thanks! I didn’t think of it but it was a great thing for the kids to work on!

  4. teresak 30 Jan, 2017

    No set design. We just picked out a few simple things and let them choose. You could do it locally and take valentines to your local VFW club.

  5. Interesting. Nice gesture.

  6. Great way to teach!

  7. teresak 30 Jan, 2017

    Thanks Carol! Hope you have a great week!

  8. teresak 30 Jan, 2017

    Thanks for stopping by Lydia!

  9. Awesome idea!! <3

  10. What a wonderful idea. Look how happy the children are doing this. So sweet.

  11. That is such a wonderful idea. I bet the kids and especially the recipients found the experience special. My mother got a Chrismas card from a little one from a local Catholic school and cherishes it.

  12. Handmade in Israel 30 Jan, 2017

    How very sweet! Such a lovely idea. Thank you for stopping by my blog.

  13. Awesome and not to mention they have Relay shirts on!!

  14. I love the Valentine crafts, the fingerdots are cute!
    Have a great week!

  15. That is so cool. Thanks for doing this.

  16. Awesome project – love your photos!
    Have a wonderful week Teresa!:-)

  17. That looks like fun! What a great cause.

  18. This is wonderful. As a wife of a disabled vet, I can tell you how much projects like this matter,
    🙂
    Traci

  19. Great project – thank you for linking up at Impulsive Artistry’s Monday Feeling Inspired Linkup!

  20. teresak 2 Feb, 2017

    Thank you Charles!

  21. teresak 2 Feb, 2017

    Thank you so much for saying that and God bless you and your family!

  22. teresak 2 Feb, 2017

    Thanks Alissa! Have a great week!

  23. teresak 2 Feb, 2017

    Thanks so much for stopping by! Big hugs to you!

  24. teresak 2 Feb, 2017

    Thank you Patrick!

  25. teresak 2 Feb, 2017

    Yes they do! We keep em active!

  26. teresak 2 Feb, 2017

    You are very welcome! I enjoyed my visit!

  27. teresak 2 Feb, 2017

    Thank you so much for commenting Jeanna. I really appreciate it!