Valentine's Day is less than a month away, so if you are looking for a fun idea you could try with your grandchildren; consider holding a, “heart hunt”. What is a “heart hunt” you ask? Well . . . think Easter egg hunt, but substitute small paper or foam hearts.Cut out small (two or three inch size) hearts from sheets of foam - one color for each grandchild, which will allow you to hide them in easier places for the younger ones and more challenging places for older ones - and be sure each one is able to find the same number of hearts.
Then on the Saturday closest to Valentine’s Day have their Poppa and parents hide the hearts outside in your yard. After the hearts are hidden, they will get to go find them – there will be about a dozen for each of them to find. Then they will get to trade in their hearts for treats . . . their favorite candy, homemade cookies and experiences . . . such as a trip to a local farm, a visit to the park, a hike through the woods, etc.
So, for this "event", you will need the following . . .