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Our Valentines

If anyone is looking for a great Valentine’s Day gift that kids can make, here’s what we did this year:

These turned out even cuter than I had imagined, I would love to get one of these (if I had kids of my own, that is).  The bottles came from Scrap 4 Art, one of my favorite places! After cleaning them thoroughly  I dug through the scrapbook paper stash to find paper that was colored on both sides, I stuck with red, but you could do any combination of Valentine’s colors.

The kids punched the hearts – they got to choose how many they wanted to put in their jar, so some jars had two hearts, and some jars were full of hearts.  After putting the hearts in the jars I helped them cover the tops with a small piece of foil, and then I tied a bow with a red ribbon.  We added name labels with card stock and some washi tape, and voila! A stinkin’ cute valentine jar full of love for mom and dad.

I’ve tried to keep my class busy with Valentine’s day games and activities this week.  They are pumped for our party on Friday, but more than anything they really just want to be able to run around outside.  All of the snow and freezing temps are making us a little stir crazy!

Most of the activities that we have been working on are from this Valentine Bundle:

It’s available on Teachers Pay Teachers, and I think that it covers just about everything.  The activities work for quite a few different age levels, and I have used them with young preschoolers, Pre-k kiddos, and I know some kindergarten teachers who use it as well. It has upper and lowercase letter matching puzzles, number work and fun candy-themed number games, cute stationary, Vocabulary cards (those have been the favorite in my class!).  These activities would be great for a class party too!
What are your plans for Valentine’s Day? We are having a school-wide party, and then my husband and I are getting dinner, we have big plans to go to 5 Guys :).

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