St. Valentine’s Day started as a festival that was celebrated in Rome around mid-February each year. In the late 400s Pope Gelasius officially declared it as a day for honouring St Valentine. During the 1600s St. Valentine’s Day took off in Europe when the day became associated with love and romance. The first mass-produced Valentines were sold in the 1840s.
Did you know? In some parts of the world it is tradition for a child to take a small Valentine’s Day card or gift in for every child in their class...!!
This special day is a perfect time to get children involved in doing something creative – after all there’s nothing better than getting a little something made by someone you love. Using everyday materials it is easy to make a variety of gifts for your loved ones.
Here are some ideas of things to make:
Arts and craft time can be messy – try organising it with one of our tub folding tables. With easy clean surfaces and plastic tubs with lids that are recessed in the table, these tables are great to use for arts and craft in nurseries, pre-schools and primary schools.
We would love to hear what arts and craft projects you have enjoyed for St. Valentine’s Day this year – visit us on Facebook and post us your creative pictures:
Have fun on St. Valentine’s Day!