HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!!
Valentine's Day is one of the memorable days of elementary school, in my opinion. It's one of those days you can look forward to a classroom party (maybe?) and have so much fun. That's one of the best reasons I like Valentine's Day - making classroom valentines with the kiddos!
This year my youngest son wanted to just color his valentines. Sometimes he doesn't have the patience for anything above and beyond that. He was excited when we found awesome color-it-yourself valentines at Target for only $1 per set of 8-10, so we bought a couple of sets and he was ready for coloring fun. These are how they turned out.
He also got one pack of stick-it-yourself valentine's. This set came with a whole bunch of different stickers to stick on the rectangle scalloped edge valentines. These reminded him of the valentines we made last year (same edge).
What do you think?
My older son opted for homebaked goodies in a handmade treat bag for his valentines. He chose one of our spins on Oatmeal Cookies (if you think they look pretty good, stay tuned because I'm posting the recipe next week).
We stamped some glassine bags with red ink in festive Valentine's Day stamps, filled them with the tasty cookies, and then tied them up with some pink/red & white baker's twine. He was pretty happy with how they turned out.
One of the treat bags, all ready to give.
My daughter wanted to make some cupcakes and decorate them with pink and red frosting (and silver sprinkles, I can't forget the silver sprinkles).
Her finished cupcake.
They had lots of fun with their valentines this year! Now we'll see what they bring home, and I'll be sure to take some photos to show you. =0)
Did you make or give any valentines this year? Do you remember classroom Valentine's Day parties in grade school? I'd love to read your stories! Share them with a comment
Happy Valentine's Day, and I hope you share the day with someone you love. =0)