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Create a Post Office Center

A post office center is a fun way to celebrate Valentines Day.

A box from the liquor store has cardboard inside to protect the bottles and it makes 10 or 12 dividers. If you have a large class use 2 boxes. Cover the boxes with colorful paper and put a name sticker for each student, and one for yourself, in the front of the divided sections.

Put a mailbag and a hat similar to the kind mail carriers wear in the center. Include paper, old envelopes, pencils, erasers, felt markers, pretend money and stickers for stamps. The school office will often save used envelopes and junk mail for the children to play with. Provide an opportunity for students to mail a real card to their caregivers.

Secret message Valentine card

Secret Message Valentine Day Card

This secret message Valentine card and the rooster poem and valentine craft below are from an old book, "Holiday Handicrafts" by Nina Jordan.

Children love the idea of a secret message and this card is simple enough for children in younger grades to make.

Show children how to print a rebus message, I love you, by drawing an eye, a heart, and the letter U and place the chart close to the students' work area so they can copy it.

Gather:

Secret message Valentine Card
  • Small and large heart tracers
  • Pink or red construction paper
  • Black felt marker
  • Scissors
  • Paper fasteners
  • Crayons and felt markers
  • chart paper

Children:

  • Trace a large and small heart with a black (or red) felt marker
  • Cut on the outside of the tracing line of the large heart so the black line shows up
  • Cut on the inside of the tracing line of the smaller heart so the black line is gone
  • Decorate the smaller heart with crayons, felt markers, and/or stickers
  • Place the small heart on top of the large heart and connect with a paper fastener (see image)
  • Rotate the top heart all the way to the top then copy the "I love you" symbols in the middle of the bottom heart
  • Slide the top heart back on to the top

Valentines Day Rooster Art

Valentine Art

rooster

"This little rooster crows and crows
For you're my Valentine he knows"

Gather:

  • Pictures of roosters with bright colored feathers
  • A heart and circle tracer
  • Pink or red construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Black felt marker
  • Small orange or red beak triangles
  • White cartridge paper
  • Bright colors of paint
  • Poem printed out (see above)

Children:

  • Trace a large heart shape and a circle with a black felt
  • Cut on the outside of the black tracing line so it shows up
  • Glue on a beak shape
  • Assemble and glue rooster on a piece of cartridge paper
  • Paint bright colors for a tail, the wattle, and feet
  • Paint feathers on the rooster or color with crayons
  • Glue poem to picture


All Valentines day pages:

   Teach math vocabulary, area, graphing and more with fun Valentine's ideas.
   Use these Valentine's day ideas for a "Keep it Simple" party
   Encourage literacy with these Valentines ideas
   This dove makes a unique Valentine's day mobile
   Valentine's Art - teach color value, shape and overlapping with picture books
   Teach children about line and shape with Valentine's art
   Valentines Day Art - Combine tissue paper Valentine's art with your latest theme studies
   Valentines Day - Secret message Valentine and rooster Valentine art
   Easy Valentines Day Kid's Cooking Ideas


Get your free copy of Making Friends One Day at a Time student pages!
Go to Kindergarten-Lessons News to get your FREE printable student book, "Making Friends One Day at a Time".

Use the pages to complete the "Making Friends" unit in the Themes section.

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