Valentine’s day is approaching, and stores are already stocked up on pink, red, and white candies and decorations. Valentine’s Day can be quite a big deal to your Elementary school aged child- most classrooms have card and candy exchanges during this season. Children bring Valentine’s boxes to school and pass out their own valentines into each of their classmate’s boxes.
This is a fun and exciting time for children as it gives them a chance to celebrate, a chance to socialize, and a chance to express their individuality. This can also be a great opportunity for you and your child to bond over creating valentines for their classmates, whether you make them from scratch or simply address them. We’ve created a list of products that we love for making Valentine’s Day a fun time for you and your kids.
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Every Elementary Student’s Valentine’s Day Must Haves
These fun paper crafts come with everything you need for creating the perfect batch of pass-around valentines for your child. The paper airplane cards come with instructions on how to fold and seal them in the included envelopes. This is an easy craft that you and your kid can do together in preparation for Valentine’s Day, and their classmates will love that their card is also a toy! Whose paper airplane can fly the farthest or can get it closest to a specific landing spot?
Bring a valentines theme to story time this season. Pete the Car: Valentine’s Day Is Cool is a picture book that follows the adventure of the well-known character, Pete the Cat, as he discovers all the special people he has in his life. The book also comes with a set of pass-around Valentine’s Day cards and adorable Valentine’s stickers to decorate them with. This book is a great opportunity for a Valentine’s themed activity with your children that will prepare them for Valentine’s Day at school.
“LOVE all the Pete The Cat stories, and this one did not disappoint! My students couldn’t wait to hear it! Thank you!”
More of a Do-It-Yourselfer? Your kids will love the creative ideas that we found on WooHome. This list includes a variety of options for gifts, from candy to pencils, and is sure to contain something that will spark your creative side. There are many different choices for every budget and skill level, but here are a couple of our favorites.
These adorable valentines are super easy for your little ones to create and personalize. Use any kind of paper to create the wings and tape the Tootsie Pops on to create the butterfly. Googly eyes and pipe cleaners add to the cute creation to make it look like a little love struck butterfly. Find the tutorial from Eat Craft Parent here.
Stumped on what to send your kid to school with on Valentine’s Day? This DIY project is easy for even your littlest ones to do, and you can switch out the kitkats for almost any other type of fun-size candy. The dynamite theme is cute and might spark the interest of kids who would otherwise be uninterested in creating valentines for class. Find the tutorial from Crazy Daze Designs here.
Are you a first time Elementary school parent? Or have you put together a few Valentine’s Day cards before? Give and receive advice for what makes yours and your children’s Valentine’s Day special on the Kinnecting App, and connect with other parents like you.