Our Seventh Grade buddies came into the classroom yesterday to help my students decorate their Valentine's Day mailboxes. We covered shoeboxes with bulletin board paper and added LOTS of fun embellishments like doilies, stickers, paper hearts, foam squares, tissue paper... really anything in a Valentine color that seemed like it would make a fun decoration.
A short while later, my classroom windowsill became filled with festive mailboxes just WAITING to be filled with loving messages and sweet treats!
I painted red and white polka dots on my fingernails just for the occasion as well.
You may not have time to organize a shoebox decorating party in your own classroom, but I do have a few other fun ideas if you are still scrambling to find a quick and easy valentine activity.
You can turn any BINGO game into Valentine Bingo: just use foam (or candy) hearts as the Bingo markers and it instantly becomes a holiday-themed game. I love playing BINGO at class parties because the kids have a blast and it's a great way to review sight words or letters of the alphabet without students realizing that they are actually learning something.
Need a BINGO game in a hurry? I offer several different games in the Kinder-Craze store.
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Valentine Emergent Readers
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Happy Valentine's Day!