When I was a kid, I remember how fun Valentines Day was at school. A classroom party, fun valentines to pass out, and ALL THE CANDY! When I was in the classroom, I loved the idea of Valentines Day treats for the kiddos, but not really the reality of it (hello sugar high). Now that my mini is in preschool, and her Valentine’s Day party is approaching, I wanted to do something different. Not because I don’t like the idea of the treats of candy but, really, because she’ll get enough of that from her classmates AND my mini doesn’t like candy…or sweets. Surely she’s not the only one (even though I think she is) that thinks, “this is so yucky”. So, I had to come up with some other fun stuff.
This is where I search Pinterest, and see what I have in my old classroom supplies in the garage. A quick Amazon order, and a raid of my fun decoration/craft/art supplies, we have a fun candy free Valentine for her friends at school!
Here’s what I did: Cute saying printed on a heart, mounted onto colorful foam sheet and cut out into heart shape with fancy scissors. I taped it to a lollipop stick, and added the Love, Sammie sticker tag. I had all of these supplies in my stash. I then just filled a plastic mini flower pot with crinkle paper (again, I already had this), stuck in our heart “flower” and included our seed paper Valentine. I got the pots and seed paper Valentine from Amazon. Cheap…easy…cute…and candy free. I just put it into a cute little bag so she can pass them out.
The little seed paper valentines even have the directions on the back of how to plant them. Cute, right?
What do you do for your kiddos class Valentines?
Are you a DIY or buy at the store type of person?