Thursday, February 4, 2010

semi-handmade, sugar-free valentines for the classroom

As I've mentioned before, we don't "do" candy for Valentine's Day.

So I thought these were a really cute idea for Mackenn'as Kindergarten classroom party next week...









But as cute as these labels are...



I know from experience that it is not a good idea to write specific names on valentines that children who can't read are expected to pass out to their classmates themselves.





They did, however, inspire our alternative...










Easy to pass out.   Hypo-food-allergenic.   Dental hygiene friendly.


So easy, a five year old can "make" them!


And did I mention they only cost $4?!??





EDITED: FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO MENTIONED THIS IDEA WASN'T "BOY FRIENDLY" ENOUGH FOR YOU- CHECK OUT THESE HAVE A BALL VALENTINES. VERY BOY FRIENDLY!  AND MY GIRLS WOULD LOVE THEM TOO.  ;)


AND TO ADDRESS THE NEED FOR IDEAS  FOR SLIGHTLY OLDER CHILDREN... 7 AND ABOVE:  FRIENDSHIP BRACELET VALENTINES WITH UNIQUE CARD







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10 comments:

Cap Creations said...

That's great. I saw those at target and almost got them. Hummmm should I?? Only wish they had other colors for boys.

BTW - You won something on Favors With Love Blog. Stop by and see. ;)

purejoy said...

great solution. and fun, too. easy on the teeth (unless of course these kiddos are into eating playdoh.
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gina said...

I thought that too, but half the pack is red and white ones, so that's not too bad. ;)


And thanks so much! I can't believe I won!!!!!!


and UGH, just the SMELL of play-doh makes me sick, I couldn't imagine anyone ating it!! But I learned long ago- never underestimate kid's gross tolerance!

The Starr Family said...

So cute, so creative... moms everywhere are applauding you.

Tammy said...

Such a good idea! The labels you all made are really cute too...so colorful and personal.

Conservative Knitter said...

My son will love this. I chose a pencil giveaway but I know he will love giving these out! Thanks for the tutorial! Thanks for posting it!

Vodka Logic said...

What a great idea. Love the personal touch as well.

gina said...

My older daughter (7) did pencils in December, we did pretzel rods dipped in the teeniest bit of chocolate at the end to hold some black and orange sprinkles for HALLOWEEN, AND WE'VE DONE BOOKS MARKS AND (oops cap lock) puzzles in the past too. Once we did those grow kits from Target but 20 kids is just to much for that this year!

Tiffany said...

Love your blog and love your Valentine idea! What kid doesn't want a new thing of play-doh? Seriously. Love it.

Oh, and you can link up to me anytime you want! : )

Thanks! I'll see you later! : )

My Lipstick Life said...

I'm a preschool teacher & this is a cute idea! Thanks for sharing, SITSta :)

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