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Sap.  Such a sap.  Yup that is me.  Growing up, my mom never pushed Valentine’s Day as a “in-love” kind- of-day.  It was more about celebrating the people you love and their love for you {and God’s love for me}.  Mom always made it a special kind of day with a very small gift that was meaningful and showed how much she loved us.  So, those years I didn’t have a boyfriend (and it was a lot!!) it wasn’t a big, BIG deal for me. It has always been more about friendships than anything (I know sounds so corny!).  So, I think that is why I always loved celebrating Valentine’s in the classroom.  You know…we can always show our students how much we care for them.

Well, I put together some things I hope you find helpful to celebrate Valentine’s Day in your classroom.

First up: Food!

Simple Classroom Valentine Treats Food www.amodernteacher.com

Find the yummy recipes here:

1. Heart Shaped Rice Krispy Treats

2. Valentine Chex Mix

3. Chocolate Covered Pretzels

4. Heart Brownies

5. Brown Sugar Blondies

6. Valentine’s Marshmallow Pops

I’ve always found that classroom parties are best when food is easy peasy.  Kids (what I have found) are so happy they get to eat a sweet or just something different…that they really don’t care or even notice if it is real elaborate (just my observation) (adults on the other hand are totally different :).

At Valentine’s we would always do something easy….like a chocolate fountain.  ooooh—-ahhhh!  The kids LOVED it and it made things SO super easy.  Just get some marshmallows, strawberries, and pretzels to dip…add some toppings and voila –DONE.

Or you can always have the kids decorate a cupcake, sugar cookie, brownie or even something like a fruit kabob (yum)! Oh, and cake pops have also always been a favorite of the kids too!

Next up: Decor!

Valentine's Day Classroom Party Ideas www.amodernteacher.com

1, 2, and 5 are from the Schoolgirl Style Shop!!! (daisy, lantern, and pompom)
3. Heart Lights from Target
4. Some fun from Party City like: heart-shaped glasses, pink ‘staches, BIG red bowties!  So. Much. FUN!!!

Lastly, I put together stations and other goodies for a class party.  I don’t know how many times my roommom would come to me and say “What do you want to do for the party?”  I LOVE parties but I always let her have free reign because I usually didn’t have time with all the other demands.  Then she was busy trying to put something together and more often than not…she had a full plate too.  That is the reason why I created this {you can use it or give it to your roomparent}:

Valentine's Day Party Pack www.amodernteacher.com
Valentine's Day Party Pack www.amodernteacher.com

This pack includes it all. Banner (which includes all alphabet letters so you can choose whichever saying you would like), Invites, Printable Sign, Treat Toppers, Owl Craft and Writing Prompt, Stations, and Bingo.  Head on over to my shop!  Is this something you could use?  Later tonight I will be having a giveaway on my facebook page. Be on the lookout 🙂

I hope you have a Happy, Happy {HEART} Day!  Don’t forget —if you just want the Owl Craftivity you can get that separately–I have that in my store –click HERE and the Valentine’s freebie is there too– click HERE.

Valentine's Day Freebie www.amodernteacher.com

Happy Celebrating!
~April

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