February is right around the corner! It is such a fun month for teaching with all of the extra holidays and excuses to have fun – Groundhog Day, Valentine’s Day, 100th Day of School, President’s Day, etc. But with all of these fun holidays to plan and prepare for, it can quickly get overwhelming for the busy teacher and parent.
My kids always exchange valentines with their classes. I wanted to do something cute, memorable, and affordable (3 kids x 12-15 kids per class = can get pricey). A few of their friends have allergies, so candy and food items are tricky.
My 6-year-old came up to me the other day with a small magnifying glass to his eye and whispered, “I’ve got my eye on YOU!” and as we laughed I thought about what a fun valentine that would be. What kid doesn’t want a handy-dandy little magnifying glass? What parent doesn’t want something other than candy? Sounds like a win-win to me! 🙂
Keep reading for a link to download these cute printable cards for FREE!
Spread love and cheer this Valentine’s Day with these cute These free Valentine cards make an excellent candy-free Valentine for you to give your students and/or your child to give to friends. Kids love magnifying glasses and they are such a useful gift!
First you’ll need to gather your supplies.
To make these valentines you will need:
- white paper (card stock recommended for durability)
- red paper (optional for background)
- scissors/paper cutter
- tape/washi tape
- child magnifying glasses (I have used these for years and love them: Magnifying Glasses for Kids (25 pack))
Instructions for assembling Valentines:
- Choose the page you want to use (color or black & white)
- Print as many copies as you need (there are 4 to a page)
- Cut out the cards (optional: glue each card on red card stock paper to create a festive background)
- Tape a magnifying glass on the card over the eye. Make sure to position it so you can fit a name at the bottom.
- Sign your name or have your child sign their name underneath the word “love” (or write their name if they are too young)
Our family gathered everything we needed and made an assembly line to knock out all 48 Valentines in one afternoon! We had a lot of fun doing it together.
To download the FREE printable Valentine Card template, click here: DOWNLOAD MY VALENTINE FREEBIE!
If you use these valentine cards to give your students or your children’s friends, I’d love to hear about it! Please tag me on social media @joyinthejourneyteaching
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