Kid’s Valentines

Let’s get cute and creative.  A small gesture of love, friendship and kindness are what valentines mean to me, if you get them in the mail or at school.  School valentines can be simple and sweet.  I’m a big fan of non candy ones cause well my kids are still working on candy from halloween.

Most schools request that the valentines be non student specific, and if candy it be store bought in packages so parents can make the call on whether or not to allow their kiddo to have it.  We always goes with a blanket message of “To my friend” “from…” Which than allows each kid to write their own name.  It is a great assignment for those pre-school students and those need the extra practice on fine motor skills and writing.

These are some of the ones I’ve done over the years.

These cute little heart containers were easy to find at our local grocery store and 3in bags did the trick.  Click here for the free printable heart beat tags. There are two kinds one for friends and one for teachers.

 

Bouncy ball were tons of fun and the colors made them super appealing.  The practice cutting and writing was great for my little one.  Creating Really Awesome Fun Things really came thru for me with the free printable.

 

This was last year; as according to second graders click pencils were so much cooler.  A printer, some washi tape and we were done.  For the free printable click Heart Beat Pencil Tags

 

Also thanks to PluckyMomo.blogspot.com. These were on tab for this year.  Small 2in bags and festive stamps from the dollar spot.

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As I look back I realize we have done tons.  Look for a second post with more ideas.  Feel free to share what easy and fun ideas you do for your valentine.

 

Click here for more Valentine’s Day ideas.

My Valentine’s Day Love/Hate Relationship with Pintrest

So I love holidays every holiday.   4th of July being my favorite mostly because it is the start of summer, I can be at the beach, the days are long and the sun is warm.  4th of July means summer is just getting going and you can still make plans for summer and not feel like you’ve missed the whole season.  I guess that is why I was a born on a holiday.  I’m a Valentine Birthday Girl.  Now that I have kids of my own I will admit I love making valentines with them.

My love hate relationship with Pintrest goes as follows I love the juices that get flowing when I mindlessly scroll page after page sometime just wanting to see it all the way to the bottom.  I hate Pintrest as it will keep me sucked in making me miss TV shows, phone calls and other things that happens in the house after the kids are asleep and sometimes when they aren’t.  I will say Pintrest can be a hell of a good resource, but has been known to put even a good mom into crazy mom status trying to just keep up with hosting a party that is over the top pulled from Pintrest.

This year, thanks to the new no candy at school rule, we’re doing stamps.  I don’t actually think it’s a new rule but the first time I’ve paid attention.  God bless fellow bloggers like Plunky Momo I don’t have to start from scratch.  We found the stamps and I just wanted the tags.

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Made these yummies for the teachers and neighborhood friends and valentines.  The totally easy recipe is thanks to Sprinkle Some Sunshine.

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I have also over the years made the following.  They were all on the easy side and always get a smile.  The sunglasses were a hit, the teachers loved the large ones.

Sunglasses 2 SunGlasses ILU with little hands

One year I also did one with play-doh.  Don’t have any pictures but here is the link for the adorable print outs thanks to Random Thoughts of a Supermom!.  Put them on sticker paper and BAM Valentine’s were done!

In any case, happy pinning, and if you want to follow my love hate relationship follow me on Pintrest.