February Calendar Cards

I am a day late, but there’s a good reason.  I wasn’t planning on using any special cards in our calendar this month.  Last month we used our Baby Animal Calendar Cards and my daughter loved them.  When she walked in the schoolroom today and saw my boring numbers she was highly disappointed and asked me where the fun cards were. She told me she wanted some animals with hearts for Valentine’s Day. Thankfully I had some clipart I used for the Valentine’s Day Q-tip Printables that I knew would work and I whipped some new cards up for her!

In case you want to use them I thought I would share, even if it is already February 1.

 February Calendar Cards

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Here’s another set from Homeschool Creations which you might like better!



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Valentine's Day Printables and Ideas


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Valentine’s Day Q-Tip Painting Printables

Valentine's Day Q-Tip Painting

I have been looking for cute animal clipart with a love theme for years and finally found a set to use for some fun new Valentine’s Day printables! These adorable animals are a great way to get some extra fine motor work in, while also featuring beginning sounds!

A is for alligators, B is for bears, C is for cows, E is for elephants, H is for hippos, M is for monkeys, P is for pigs, and S is for snails!

If your child is ready, there’s also a place to practice tracing, “I love you,” a great phrase to learn to write during the month of love!

Each animal is available in color or in BW so your child can color the animals. I hope many of you enjoy these free Valentine’s Day Q-Tip Painting printables!

Valentine's Day I Love you Q-Tip Painting Printables

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Valentine's Day Printables and Ideas


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Valentine’s Day Printables and More

We have quite a few free Valentine’s Day printables and ideas. I have gathered them all together here for you so you can easily jump around and see what you might want to use!

Valentine's Day Printables and Ideas


One of the very first things I created was a Love Tot Pack.  We have used these printables for years and still do!  Lots of fun with hearts! Another oldie for us ~ our Love Printables focused on 1 Corinthians 13.  We have used these since Krash was tiny and still enjoy pulling them out each year!

Love Tot Pack Valentine's Day Printables  1 Corinthians 13 Activities for Kids

We’ve shared a couple of Love Theme homeschool wrap up posts.  LOVE Preschool Theme, and another Love Homeschool Theme.

Love Homeschool  Home Preschool Love Theme

Our simple Valentine’s Day Sensory Bin has provide years of fun for my kids.  Even the older boys still love to play.

Valentine's Day Sensory Bin


Our Love Coloring set includes some non Bible based pages and also some Bible verse tracers featuring verses about love!

Love Bible Verse Coloring and Tracing  Just Color Valentines Day Love


Here’s some of our favorite LOVE themed books for kids

Books About Love for Kids


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Love Theme Preschool Fun

Home Preschool Love Theme

We celebrate LOVE the entire month of February, not just on Valentine’s Day.  Obviously we celebrate love every single day, but we make it a school theme in February!  We had a lot of fun these past few weeks, Ladybug loved the LOVE fun we had.  It probably helps that her favorite colors and red and pink!


LOVE Theme Preschool Printables & Activities We Used ~

The Valentine’s Sensory Bin was a big favorite this year.  She played with it SO much!

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The first day she set out to investigate and sort out all of the items in the bin!

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Then it was creative time!

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Very happy with her creation!

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We made a new batch of play dough, and used it almost daily alongside of the sensory bin.  Her favorite was making candies!

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This Love Tot Pack has been well loved in my house!  It has been around since Krash was a tot.  Ladybug enjoyed mending the broken hearts…

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She told me love bug matching was way too easy!

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She loves ABC order and had a great time making the heart snake with me!

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Complete with eyes and a tongue!

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Matching numbers on hearts

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She also enjoyed a few of the printables from the Valentine’s Do-A-Dot Printables. Here she was completing the patterns…

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All of these ideas and more are pinned here ~

Love Theme Pinterset Board

See our love preschool post from last year below!

Love Homeschool

See more theme based printable packs here!


See more home preschool fun over at Preschool Corner!

Love Activities for Kids {1 Corinthians 13}

Love Activities for Kids Based on 1 Corinthians 13

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Years ago, Laura from 10 Million Miles wrote a series on LOVE over at Totally Tots and I developed some printables to extend her ideas.  You can read the ideas she shared to go along with these printables here on her blog. This series was all centered around love activities for kids based on 1 Corinthians 13.  Laura shares some simple and beautiful ways to teach these verses to younger kids.

The first year we used these printables, we made a wall and added a new heart everyday, you can see it in this post! The following year I was inspired by another blogger and created a bouquet out of our printable hearts! Hers are much more beautiful than mine.  Why I used black instead of green I don’t know, but I am too lazy to change them now! Here’s our bouquet, which we have used for years!

Love Activities Based on 1 Corithians 13

Each day one of the kids chooses a heart flower from a bag and we read about that phrase/word.  Then it is added to the bouquet.

Love Activities Based on 1 Corithians 13


I adapted these ideas for PacMan when he was 7.  I created a notebook with versesIMG_1419 copy to copy which allowed him to earn money to show love to someone else.  You can read all about what we did here!

I updated the printables and in the download link {scroll down} you will find all of these printables as well.  I had a great time digging out his old notebook to take some pictures for you.  He could work on as many or as few as he desired each day, usually he did 1 per day.  The verse was chosen by him each day and copied directly out of his Bible  He worked on this when he was about the same age as Krash, look how little he looks in the photo!

Copywork Based on 1 Corithians 13

Copywork Based on 1 Corithians 13

At first he had a hard time copying, so I shared another post how I was helping him with Bible verse copying.

Copywork Based on 1 Corithians 13


We have used these printables year after year, and even had a family bible night based on them!  Here’s an old Tot School post showing them in action also.

Love Activities   Love Activities

There are many things you can do with these printables, please be sure to leave a comment if you use them and have a new idea to share, with a link if you blog!

Download the LOVE printables here!

Here’s a few book suggestions, all with a Christian message…

God Gave Us Love  My Valentine for JesusI Love You This Much  God Loves Me More Than That