A Vivacious Valentine’s Day Edition

Valentine’s Day preparation is in full swing over here at Picking Up the Pendrick’s! One of my favorite things about being a mom is being the mom who is “extra” when it comes to just about everything. I love themes, I love parties, and I love holidays (yes, Valentine’s Day is a holiday to me). Normally I would force my boys into helping me make some pretty cool homemade Valentine’s to give their classmates and friends at daycare, however this year we played a slightly different tune.

One of my all-time favorite mom blogs Stilettos and Diapers (Molly Wey), had posted on her Instagram about one of my favorite sites (minted.com) and their “Classroom Valentine” selection. After searching through the Valentine’s, Jayce and Marek were pretty stoked about a few of the different choices. Jayce just HAD to have the pizza hearts and Marek was in love with the ones shaped like a donut. So instead of making them homemade this year, I caved and we ordered them. You guys, they’re SO CUTE too because they have a spot where you can play a game of tic-tac-toe on the back! Of course we are going to include some sort of candy with them, but I just can’t get over how cute they are! (Of course with my luck, Marek’s donuts came with a misprint- They read “I donut know what I’d do” instead of “I donut know what I’d do without you”. However, after calling Minted, they assured me they would overnight some with the correct spelling so that they would be here before Valentine’s Day, Thank God!)


Next on our list of fun Valentine’s Day preparation activities was a really cool thing for both myself and the kids. Have you ever heard of Education.com? If not, you need to go check them out. We printed out this free download that I will include below of this awesome Valentine’s Day math worksheet (as well as the answer sheet for the adults!) Seriously if you have kids, or if you’re a teacher or work with kids in any way, this is a wonderful way to incorporate learning with this fun holiday. Click the links below for a free PDF version!

Valentine’s Addition Worksheet

Valentine’s Addition Worksheet Answers

Jayce working on the Valentine’s Day Addition Worksheet, courtesy of Education.com!

Let’s love some Valentine’s Addition. Check out education.com for more addition worksheet fun!

Last but certainly not least, I found this shirt for Marek for his daycare Valentine’s Day party. I just couldn’t help myself, thank you so much 5thHeritageFarm on Etsy for this steal! Check out their shop!

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I can’t wait to post pictures of him in this shirt from his party!

So there we have it- outfits, classroom Valentine’s, and even some awesome educational worksheets for the kids to work on.

Happy Valentine’s Day, we will be back Friday for another Favorite Things Friday.

Until then,



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