February All Ages Activity: Valentines

Photo of Valentine examples

We all like to open our mailbox on Valentine’s Day and find a Valentine. One of the hard things about the pandemic is that social distancing has separated us from loved ones. Extended family and friends are often outside our safe bubble. Grandchildren are separated from grandparents. Aunts and uncles are separated from nieces and nephews, siblings from siblings, cousins from cousins. Parents are separated from their grown children. Close friends haven’t always been able to stay close. 

You guessed it! Our All Ages Activity is a classic—Valentines. Send your love to someone you’re missing with a Valentine you’ve lovingly crafted, just for them. It will warm their hearts (and yours too). 

  • Come to UUFRC Monday, February 1 through Monday, February 8, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and get materials: card stock, colored paper, heart-shaped doilies and 6 x 9 envelopes (or use your own materials). The labeled plastic container will be by the front door.  
  • Create your Valentines any way you’d like: cut paper, paint, draw, collage, origami…it’s up to your imagination… 
  • Before you mail it—if you’d like to share—take a photo of you and your Valentine and a close-up of your card for the slide show (horizontals work best). 
  • Send photos to Erika Pretell <erika.pretell@gmail.com> by Wednesday, February 10.
  • Mail your Valentine with enough time to arrive by February 13 (February 14, Valentine’s Day is on a Sunday this year and there is no mail delivery.) 
  • Come to the service on Sunday, February 21, to see the slide show of all the finished pieces.

Put on some music, get out your paper, scissors and glue, be a kid, have fun, and Send some love!

— Lillian

Lillian Svec
Interim Director of Youth & Family Programming