After a lot of thought-and Pinterest searching-I decided on something I already knew how to do. Inspired by Marcia's mini-book projects, I decided to let the girls make Valentine notepads for their classmates. It went quite well, especially since I glued the first sheet onto the cover myself the night before.
Then, I dumped out a $5 box of foam heart stickers and let the girls go to town. I offered to help remove the paper backing, but they quickly informed me that they had "already used these stickers at school" and knew exactly how to do it...and they did!
A & M had a blast covering the notebooks (and themselves), and I pretty much kept myself under control and let them do it they way they wanted. I only suggested limiting the hearts to 3-4 per book. (You know I couldn't stay out of it completely!)
We were all happy with the finished product. From the other child (I honestly can't remember who gave out which Valentines, and I mixed it up from the way we had agreed on anyway. Thankfully, A & M got over it quickly.), we went with a simple Rice Krispie treat cut into a heart shaped and tied up in a Valentine bag.
Valentine's Day 2013=success!