Archive for the ‘Valentine’s Day’ Category

Happy Day O’ Love

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

where there is love there is life

Valentine’s day is about more than boxes of chocolates and flowers. Although, I wouldn’t turn down either one. It’s a reminder that love is powerful. And when we put love out in the world, powerful things happen.

So whether you choose to celebrate romantic love, love for your family, friends or fellow members of the human race, I wish you a very Happy Valentine’s Day. Also, I’m sending you a big squeeze. Hope that’s not too forward, but you’re totally worthy of being loved.

ps. Happiness is love. Full stop.

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I’m a BIG Fan Printable Cards

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

who wouldn't love some fan mail? These cards say hey, I'm a big fan of yours. Give one to someone you dig.

You know what’s cool? Fan mail. Everyone loves it. Especially, when they receive it. The problem is, where do you write it? On your hand? That’s too messy. On a sheet of looseleaf? P’shaw. Enter, the Classic Play I’m a Big Fan printable cards! (more…)

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The Classic Play Guide to Valentine’s Day

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

classic play guide to valentine's day

While there are still a few days left in January, our minds and hearts have turned to February, specifically February 14th. Not ones to deny our hearts, we figured we go ahead and run with it. So here is our guide to Valentine’s Day—from dance parties, to tasty treats, to date nights in. Consider it our love letter to the day of love… (more…)

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Cooking | Scrumptious Strawberry Muffins

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

scrumptious strawberry muffins

This year’s Valentine’s Day is very special. Why? Because our oldest has outgrown her allergy to strawberries. I’ve never seen a kid so happy. Chocolate covered strawberries and towers of delicious strawberry shortcakes will taunt her no more. To celebrate, we’re whipping up a big ol’ batch of scrumptious strawberry muffins for breakfast. Yum!

If the kids are helping you cook, have them measure out all the ingredients. You can work in some math by giving them a 1/4 or 1/2 cup measuring cups or spoons and having them add the fractions together to make whole numbers.

You can also help them develop their fine motor skills by cutting up the strawberries, beating the egg and whisking together the wet ingredients. Let’s get cooking! (more…)

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Valentine Potato Stamps

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Valentine's Day Boredom Buster - Potato Stamped bags

These simple heart and arrow stamps turn plain paper into gift worthy Valentines. If you’ve never tried potato stamping before, I encourage you to give it a go. It is so easy and cool! And I’ll admit I set this up for a play date and I’m pretty sure the moms had just as much fun as the kids!

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Art School | Modern Stained Glass Vases

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Modern Stained Glass Art Project + Lesson

Stained glass has been considered a work of art for a thousand years, but it’s usually found in the windows of churches or other important buildings. We learned about one stained glass artist in our Watercolor lesson here. But today we are going to move down through history to the modern works of stained glass, which can now be found in sculptures and three dimensional structures.

When researching this lesson, I came across the beautiful work of a Brooklyn based artist named Tom Fruin. Let’s take a look at this gorgeous example of modern stained glass, this sculpture is on exhibit in Europe. (more…)

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Free Printable | Valentine’s Day Cards

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

free printable valentines day card from Classic Play

Valentine’s Day gets a bad wrap. I get it. I mean, cellophane wrapped boxes of chocolate and pink stuffed animals at the drug store don’t exactly conjure up feelings of great affection. But even with all that commercialism, I’m still a sucker for a holiday celebrating love. (more…)

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Cooking | Strawberry Smoothie and Cupid’s Arrow

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

strawberry smoothie + cupids arrow

On Valentine’s Day I like to do something small and fun, without offering a ton of candy. We thought making this strawberry smoothie would fit the theme, especially when cupid got involved.

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