The Valentine Card making center was open for the week before and week of V-Day. I was SO impressed by how much interest there was around writing! Here are just a few of the materials available for little writers to use:
Paper phrases like "Be Mine," "Happy Valentine's Day" and "Hugs and Kisses," plus paper valentine decorations to fancy things up. I ended up having to number each container because some of my little girls were slathering their cards with about 234354 decorations.
Paper hearts and strips of hearts using a heart hole punch
Here are some of the cards in action. Later I added large paper hearts for them to use as cards also. There were also tons of sparkly stickers to jazz things up a little.
This was a last minute and super easy gift for the little ones to give their parents. They cut and glued a photo of themselves (well okay, we might have helped a little...) onto a foam heart that I grabbed on sale at Michael's. They wrote their names and the year on the back, hole punched it and strung a ribbon through. Voila! A super fast and easy gift.
Ms. C made these adorable "Love Bugs" with them. I love how they all looked a little silly and different. She used foam for the feet, a large pom pom, googly eyes and bits of pipe cleaner with a little glue. Then they glued on a little Valentine's message from the writing center. Ta Da!
Even though some of the card holder ideas I have seen on Pinterest are WAY cuter than these, sometimes I just love to let the kids go crazy decorating their own bags. I had tons of stickers out, but they really seemed to like drawing the best. After they were done, I recruited a few fourth graders to help me sort the cards into each child's bag. BEST. IDEA. EVER. It would have taken me a ridiculous amount of time without their help!
I hope your Valentine's was fabulous! I was lucky enough to bribe my boyfriend into taking me out for burgers and to see The Vow last weekend. I came home to two very pretty bouquets of flowers on Tuesday. What a sweetie!