Guess what? I heart cheesy Valentines! In case you’re new here, this is the official start of the 5th annual Share the Love series! Basically, each day, we pick a clever saying off of this list of 154 valentine ideas paired with small treats and whip up a craft or free printbale to pair with the clever Valentine’s Day saying.
Here are the last 4 years of cheesy Valentine goodness and tons of free printables:
Now that Max is in preschool, I want him to be a part of the creative process and be an active participant in making his friends Valentines. He loves donut holes, so we settled on “You are a hole lot of fun!”
Here’s what you need to make these classroom Valentines:
- Snack bag
- 4×6 notecards
- Scribble art made by your kiddo
- Circle hole punch
- Black sharpie
- Scrap ribbon or yarn
- Glue stick
I love doing craft projects with Max that we can turn into useful things for others. He gets to create and I get to check making Valentines off of our to do list! It’s a win- win. Plus I feel like since he is more involved in the process, he is extra excited to hand out his Valentines to his friends at school.
I had Max color on some scrap paper while sitting next to me at the kitchen table. I told him Valentine colors are red, pink, and purple, but he clearly added a few more to his masterpeice. Anythings works. While Max was coloring I filled the snack sized zip locks with donut holes. To make the toppers, fold one 4×6 notecard horizontally and staple it to the top of the bag. Then use a sharpie marker to add the cheesy Valentine to the topper. I did a few variations:
- (Name of classmate) is a hole lot of fun!
- You are a hole lot of fun, Valentine!
- I like you a hole bunch!
- I like (name of classmate) a hole bunch!
- Donut you know you are a great friend/ teacher!
Next, use your circle punch to make the donut holes and glue them to the note card. Use a Sharpie to write your cheesy saying, and voila! Valentines made.
Just curious… how do you feel about doing projects for your kids and/or having them be part of the process? That’s something I’m trying to figure out now that Max is old enough to help.