"We Love You Because..." Treasure Hunt

We love you because.... is the sentence I had my children finish about their Daddy. We wrote their answers on hearts that we hung all over the house for him to continue to find for days. What a sweet way to say "I love you" on Valentine's Day. Children are so honest, simple, sweet, and innocent... Asking them this question, I got some of the most heart melting and funny answers I ever could have possibly imagined.

  1. Ages: 3 - 8

  2. <30 minutes

  3. A little messy

  4. Grownup needed


Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    First, draw as many hearts as you want to fill with sweet thoughts. We made about 25. I sat with my children and asked them, "Why do you love Daddy?" My daughter's was the sweetest: "Because he loves me."

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    After your hearts are filled, you can cut them out. While I did this, the kids starting ripping pieces of masking tape to hang the hearts with. Masking tape is so great for kids. It's easy to tear and easy to remove. I love that!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    They really enjoyed hanging the hearts all over the house. They got so creative on spots, like the blender where Daddy makes smoothies each morning or his gym bag where he wouldn't find the heart until he arrived to the gym.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Step 4

    They even found a spot that they thought was just perfect!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

  • Done!

    With busy lives and full days, sometimes we have to stop and say how grateful we are for each other. I loved filling in these hearts to my dear husband as well. It was an opportunity to say thank you for the simple daily things that he does that get taken for granted a lot of the time. How will you share your appreciation for the people in your life?

    Photo reference of how to complete step 5

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