Valentine's Day Advent Calendar for Families - Perfect for Educators to Send Home! Brought to you by Hungry for Books.
Welcome to a fun, unique way to celebrate Valentine's Day! You are welcome to modify whatever you want to this 14-day advent calendar to make it work best for you and your family. This calendar is designed to give you 14 different ways to say “I love you” with 14 activities.
How to Use the Valentine’s Day Advent Calendar: Each day, complete the task on the advent calendar space (three setup options, listed below under “Setup”). As noted in Option 3, you can also use the advent calendar as a “choice board.” The final day is a treasure hunt (clues on page 7-8), which will require some additional setup! Also included is a treat: 5 bonus challenges! Please note, the advent calendar is on page 2, and the page is unmarked for aesthetics.
- Option 1: Print the calendar and post it somewhere everyone can enjoy. Cross off the days or paste a heart cover image (your choice, pages 4-6) over the day after it is finished.
- Option 2: Print the calendar and tape the heart cover images (your choice, pages 4-6) over each day so you have a new surprise to peel off, or flip up, each day.
- Option 3: Do not use the calendar chronologically, but rather as a “choice board.” Decide together how you are going to mindfully show your love and appreciation for the day. Cross off or paste a heart over the activity once it is completed.
Why it Works: As noted by Gary Chapman and Ross Campbell in their book The 5 Love Languages of Children: Secrets to Loving Children Effectively, we all have different ways in which we show and receive love. This advent calendar touches on all of the different love languages: Physical Touch, Words of Affirmation, Quality Time, Gifts, and Acts of Service.