Here’s our plan to battle the blues of February….
Our theme for February is All Things Made New.
Since February is roughly halfway through our school year it’s time for some new supplies. I plan to surprise the kids with new school pj’s, new art supplies, new colored paper, new craft ideas, new books, new stickers, and even some new curriculum (I admit that I’m probably the only one excited about adding in some new school-related things…).
We’re going to treat February a little bit like our back-to-school time in August.
We also have another fun surprise for February. I bought all the kids paper mache mailboxes. We’re going to decorate a mailbox for each person and place them throughout the house.
During the month of February I have fun little treats like stickers, erasers, and fun snacks to slip into their mailboxes secretly when they’re not looking. I will also put notes of encouragement, Bible verses, and little valentines in their boxes. I’m hoping this helps encourage all of us, and that the surprise of checking for mail gives them something to look forward to.
I also plan to give each child some cute cards to decorate and a few little surprises that they can secretly place in the mailboxes of their siblings throughout the month. Everyone will get to give out surprise Valentine’s to each other for February.
What could be more fun that secret Valentine’s for the month of February?
How do you combat the February fallout as you try to push forward to spring?