Mail Myself to You Valentines Activity
Written by Woody Guthrie
Illustrated by Ver Rosenberry
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I love this book and song so much. It makes me smile every time we read it. My boys like it too. When I sing it to them, they are motionless with all eyes on me. I think there is some magic in it. I always bring this book out around Valentine’s Day because it is perfect when making Valentines for loved ones.
Here are the words from the book:
To view the complete song lyrics, click Woody Guthrie
To hear the song sung by Pete Seeger, click Mail Myself to You
So a great book and song deserve a great activity, right?
photo of your child
red, pink, purple paper
“stamps” (full sheet sticker paper)
colored glue (your choice of color)
brown paper (paper bag type)
copy of poem
To Make the Stamps
Download the image.
Print it onto full sheet label paper (you can use regular paper too)
Cut stamps apart and set aside
Making the Valentine
Take a picture of your child and cut it out.
Glue the picture on a piece of red, pink or purple paper and bubble cut it. (see photo)
Add a Valentine’s Message.
Have your child wrap the photo in paper. We used some extra packing paper the movers left behind, but any tissue paper or wrapping paper will do.
Then have your child tie the package in “red string” and “blue ribbons.” We used white string simply because that is what we had in our house.
Allow the package to dry
Valentine Heart Banner
Valentine’s Display Clips
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