For Valentines day I have the children make a Valentines Day wind sock. I take white tag board and cut it with a specialty scissors into 6″ x 15″ rectangles. The children glue precut hearts of various colors in any design/pattern they want to all over the rectangle. Next, I give the children 8 strips of tissue paper, 4 red and 4 pink cut 1 1/2″ x 12″. The children glue the tisue paper strips along the bottom edge of the white tagboard ( on the back side). I then staple the tagboard into a tube for the children and punch a hole on two sides of the tube at the top so the children can put a piece of red yarn through to hang their wwind socks. Depending on the ability of my class, I sometimes have the children glue a colored paper heart at the bottom of the tissue paper strip and then have them write a letter on each heart to spell out “I love you”
VALENTINE PRETZEL GIFTS
I’ve used this with my 2-5 year olds and they all loved it. We gave them to parents as gifts.
Melt white confectioners candy in the microwave. Add red food coloring a couple drops at a time until you find the shade you like. Let the candy cool slightly but still remain melted. Cover the table with waxed paper. Divide the candy into enough bowls for two children to share one bowl. Dip the pretzels and place on the waxed paper. (The candy can be remelted over and over until it’s all used).
Divide and wrap in cellophane bundles. Tie with red ribbon.
For a valentine gift to our student’s family, we took wooden hearts about 3 inches across. We let the children decorate them any way they wanted with glitter glue sticks. We then let them dry overnight and the next day added magnets to the back. The children were so proud of their work.
A cute idea to show your staff how much they are appreciated! Decorate a paper bag and fill with the below mentioned items!! Attach this note to the outside of the bag!
A Valentine Survival Kit Just For You!! A chocolate kiss to remind you that you are loved! A match to light your fire when you feel burned out! A tootsie roll to remind you not to bite off more than you can chew! Smarties to help you on those days you don’t feel so smart! A starburst to give you a burst of energy on those days you don’t have any! A snickers to remind you to take time to laugh! A bag to help you keep it all together and to give you food for thought! And most importantly, a candle to remind you that you can brighten someone else’s day!
Valentine’s Buddy Cut one large heart from red or pink construction paper for the body. Trace the child’s hands on another color and cut them out, paste them on the sides of the heart for the buddy’s hands. Trace the children’s feet on black construction paper, cut them out. Cut two strips of white construction paper for the legs about 1″ wide and 12″ long, accordion fold them. Attach one end of leg to the heart body and the other end to the foot, doing the same for both legs. Glue wiggle eyes and a pom pom nose, draw a mouth. For added decoration you can glue on small hearts.