Heart Mobile Valentine’s Decorations My bulletin board is slowly filling up with heart and Valentine’s crafts as the big day draws nearer. Here are some Valentine’s decorations that don’t take up precious bulletin board space because they hang from the ceiling. These mobiles add a festive touch to any classroom or home. Everyone loves making […]
We are preparing by making Valentine paper bag craft mailboxes to collect all those soon-to-arrive Valentine cards!
While the weather outside is frightful, inside my classroom it’s delightful: we’re learning, playing games, and doing winter crafts for kids. But I also want to develop my students’ hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills while we’re at it. So this week we’re making a lacing craft that combines the winter theme with the development of skills the kids need to strengthen as the school year progresses.
What part of the body is most associated with homemade Valentines and Valentines crafts?
The feet, of course!
Well, maybe not… but they should be. After all, we to run to do things for the ones we love… okay, okay, so maybe it’s the heart. But who says it can’t be both?
This Valentine’s Day, instead of typical heart-shaped homemade Valentines, your students can make a Valentines kids’ craft with an unexpected personalized twist.
My kids love giving gifts. They love seeing the look of joy on the face of a friend or relative when they receive a gift, especially when it’s unexpected. And they really love making homemade gifts. But when it comes to these Valentines friendship rings, my kids have a hard time giving them away. Luckily I resolve that by ensuring that they all make a few rings for each other.
Pop-Up “Hugging” Valentine’s Card “Can we start making Valentines yet? Can we?” My kids are driving me nuts and I can’t hold off any longer by pushing other Valentines crafts on them. Here’s a cute handmade Valentine that’s a little more than just your standard doilies and red paper. Start with a piece of red […]
I don’t know about your kids, but mine are already talking about how many homemade Valentines they’re planning to give – and get! Every child needs a mailbox or basket to collect his cherished Valentines. I’ve tried to hold off, but my Marni and Alex have already insisted on making theirs for this year, even though it’s not even February yet! We made homemade Valentine holders out of a simple paper plate craft this year, and we think they came out looking pretty great!
Here’s a kids craft that can be adapted for any holiday or occasion. When working on Valentines crafts, of course, kids will make them in a heart shape, with reds, pinks and whites. These make great Valentines decorations for bulletin boards, windows, refrigerators or doors. And if your students write (or dictate for you to write) messages on the back, they can also be used as homemade Valentines cards.
As I mentioned last week, Valentine’s Day has been the key word in conversation in my house since the moment we finished cleaning up from our New Year’s party. It’s a little early to start making Valentines, but hearts are already on the brain. So how do we moms and teachers start incorporating the Valentine’s […]