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.
St Valentine's Day is celebrated every year on 14th February. It's the day when people celebrate their love for another person by sending cards or letters, giving gifts or flowers and arranging meals in restaurants. People who would like to have a romantic relationship with somebody may use the occasion to make this known, often anonymously. Valentine's cards are often decorated with images of hearts, red roses or Cupid.
Here are some craft ideas for St Valentine’s Day to keep your little ones busy:
Lollipop Butterfly Valentine’s Day Cards
Pipe Cleaner Hearts:
Baking Cup Flower Valentines
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 also provide a range of Junior Easels that are great getting your children to be more creative.
At ELF we are experts in early years’ educational resources and supply school classroom furniture, school library furniture and play equipment to primary schools, pre-schools, nurseries and playgroups.
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