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Valentines Treat bags with Souvenirs from India

Valentines Treat Bags with Souvenirs from IndiaYesterday ,Ashrith’s  friends in school received our special  Valentine goody bags .The wait is over , it’s reveal time … Yes ..the surprise Goody bags ..my special Valentines treat bags .. I was talking all these days.

Two months back , On our trip to India, we bought souvenirs for Ashrith’s  classmates. His class has twenty four kids including Ashrith . I wanted anything small due to the luggage problem. The idea was to look  for something Indian ….like local handicrafts . Going shopping around the town looking for stuff was not possible.We stayed only  for  4 weeks and that’s awfully less. So, went straight to Lepakshi …the Best place to shop for souvenirs in Hyderabad.

After looking around the store , I picked Etikoppaka Toys for the class.

Lepakshi Toys  Souvenirs of IndiaEtikoppaka toys are tiny wooden toys made by artisans in Visakhapatnam dt, Andhra Pradesh, South India. Lacquer colors are used on soft Ankudu wood to make distinctive art pieces. I bought a toy top and a beautiful Peacock.

Souvenir of India:  Etikoppaka Toy Top

I chose a toy top coz any 5 year old will love to play with a top.

National bird of India Peacock Souvenir

Beautiful peacock …bcoz its National bird of India. What better way to share about our country .

Valentines Goody Bags with wooden toys

After coming back  to States … we  put everything in the clear favor bags to make cute Valentine treat bags.The bags included a toy top, peacock, candy , a Valentine card, little message we wrote and a card from Lepakshi store telling about Etikoppaka toys.

Souvenirs from India for kids

What do you think about my  Valentines Treat Bags with Souvenirs from India ? BTW ,I am in the 7th heaven…smiling . Why ?   Just , received a message from one of the Parents saying “It is a very unique and thoughtful gift. Thank you so much.”

That’s all for now , will come up with more kindness stories tomorrow  .My blog seems to be lost without your valuable comments and feedback. Write a line or two to show your love. Until then spread some smiles and kindness.

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Happy Valentine’s Day 2014 with some Fun food

Wishing all my Readers and Friends… a Happy Valentine’s Day !
I know many people don’t like valentine’s day …due to whatever reason…especially in my Homeland India …a wrong notion of Valentine’s day ..( kind of lovers thing …spoilt youth ..totally western culture….blah..blah ) .My message to people who think like that….pls … it not just about lovers or about people in love but it is about celebrating LOVE ….purely Love. A love…. that can be for anybody !
Love for your friend, dog, neighbor , teacher, family. Cutting the cake and blowing candles is western stuff but we still do it for the joy of our kid. When we have adopted so much western stuff , even things that are not good for us . Then why not Valentine’s day ….the day to celebrate love .
Valentine  Indian fun food
Only on special days , I try making some Fun Food. I made Tomato Upma(Semolina ) Breakfast for my hubby in the shape of heart. Upma heart is made using a cookie cutter bought at Target store, in the Dollar spot …ya just a dollar. I love these cookie cutter and have a collection of them .Next time you are Target , do check them out. I made my son Ashrith a Double decker Heart sandwich with one layer of nutella and one layer strawberry jam but no pic 🙁 …he was excited of course in hurry to eat it . He said” Mom,this so Good !” I am totally bowled with the expression on his face .
These are all my opnions and don’t mean offend anyone. I believe in the saying ” To love and be loved is the great happiness of existence.” – by Sydney Smith
What are your plan for Valentine’s Day ? Stay in tune for another Random Act of Kindness Day .See ya soon.

Valentine Cards for Preschool class

Easy Preschool Valentines day cards

These mini valentine heart cards were made by Ashrith , my 4 year old son,so they may not look perfect but are definitely cute. We used heart shape cookie cutter for stamping in the white poster paint and Ashrith enjoyed stamping hearts .We made 14 cards for his preschool friends and all look a little different but with 2 hearts to say that Valentine’s Day was made for Two.

heartstamping

Details to make  cute Valentine Cards for Preschool class  below

Materials Required:
White poster paint
Red and Pink color paper
Glue
Markers
Heart shape cookie cutter
Scissors
Measuring Scale

valentinehearts
Instructions:
Cut mini size cards out of red paper and stamp a heart.
Now stamps hearts on pink paper.
Cut and glue pink hearts on red hearts cards.
Note: This card is easy and simple for Kids to follow and they can make themselves but with a little assistance from parents. You can always do variations by adding glitter or stickers .

valentinescardspreschool   Ashrith dressed for School today ……… so excited to give cards to his friends .