Ever since she went back after the Christmas holiday, Freya hasn’t liked school.
When we talk to her about what’s wrong there’s a different problem every day – “she hasn’t got any friends”, “the work is too hard”, “a boy pushed her”, “she can’t do maths’.
We’ve had tears and tantrums (and that’s just me) but once she gets there she’s absolutely fine – I often don’t even get a proper goodbye. Throughout it all her teachers have been brilliant; addressing her concerns as well as reassuring me that they are keeping an eye on her. As a result, I thought it would be nice to show our appreciation with a small thank you.
Assorted heart decorations.
Teabags (we later switched to individually wrapped for hygiene purposes, which was Mark’s idea.)
I let Freya decorate the front of the hearts first. While I thought she would just stick on as many hearts as possible, she surprised me by carefully selecting each one (my baby is growing up!).
Using a Glu Dot, we stuck a heart on to the peg (so cute) and then the peg on to the ribbon. We then checked placement in relation to how big the teabag is (I didn’t want it to show from the front) and stuck the ribbon on accordingly.
After writing out ‘You’re tea-rrific” on five pieces of card (making sure to explain to Freya that it’s not actually how you spell terrific), I then asked her to sign her name on each before we stuck them on. Freya then decorated the back with stickers.
We cut the ribbon to size and then stuck another heart at the top (if they want to put them up they can stick Blu Tack on the back).
I think they look really pretty, I’m tempted to keep them!
Our love-fest doesn’t end here either. We’ve got some more Valentine’s crafts coming up next week.
Please note: We were sent a box of craft materials for free in return for this post.