Last year we did a Homeschool Valentine exchange and it was a huge success. I am going to organizing another one this year. This year I am going to open it up to non-homeschoolers too. Even if you have a preschooler that would like to to join in on the fun that's fine too. The more the better! This exchange is done by mail and we usually exchange with children from many states. It is a good geography lesson as well. Last year we used a map to locate where we were sending them too and then when they received the valentine, the kids marked it on the map. It is also a good way to have them practice writing. If you make the cards it can count as art. I make my older ones write a paragraph and add pictures about where we live. Also,along with your valentine card, please include something about the area you live in. Is it in the mountains? or near water? large city? small town? what is it famous for? just a fact or 2 about where you live. You may include goodies if you like. Be creative!
It is alot of fun for the children.
Usually, cards that go to one family will be mailed in one envelope, but with the correct amount of cards...one per child.
If you want to participate, please email me by Jan.31 at :
In the subject area please put Valentine Exchange
Please include the following with your emailed response:
1. Your name
2. Your child(rens) name(s)
3 .child(rens) ages (that way if we get a lot we will break up into age groups)
4 .email address
5. Postal Mailing address
and include any allergies your children might have.
I will compose a list from the emails as they come into me and will be sending each person a copy of it by email around Feb 3 .
Be sure to spread the word...