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10 Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day in the Classroom

Posted by Elizabeth Lee on Feb 03, 2016

10 Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day in the Classroom

valentine's day ideas for the classroom

It's time to celebrate the most lovable holiday of the year.

Move over winter decorations, February is here! That's right, Valentine's Day is making its way to the spotlight. Celebrate friendship and show appreciation to your students with these easy Valentine's Day crafts, activities, and classroom decoration ideas.


10 Valentine's Day Ideas for the Classroom:

1. Hang hearts from the ceilings and windows.

Love is in the air... literally! Hang these adorable DIY hearts from the ceilings and windows for a more festive classroom! Learn how to make the hole-punched hearts with No Time For Flashcards or the paper heart crafts with One Good Thing.
2. Redecorate your bulletin board.

Get creative with how you decorate the bulletin board! Include your students' names on your board by getting extra crafty. Get more ideas from Crafty Morning.
3. Create heart-shaped hats out of paper plates.

These DIY hats are simple and fun to create! Pick either colored paper plates or have your students decorate their own! Check out how Alpha Mom created her DIY party hats.
4. Create DIY heart-shaped crayons with your old, broken crayons.

Don't let those old broken crayons go to waste! Fit them into these adorable heart-shaped trays and bake them for an easy Valentine's craft! Get the tutorial from Mom Spotted.

5. Innovate handprints onto Valentine's Day cards for parents.

Feature your students' adorable handprints in a homemade card! Have them write notes on the back of these cards as cute little gifts to their parents. For more handprint card ideas, check out Crafty Morning.
6. Or step up your arts & crafts game with these Valentine's Day snow globes.

If you're for the challenge, try making these adorable snow globes in addition to your Valentine's Day activities! Get the step-by-step tutorial of the glittery snow globes (left) with Real Simple and the Valentine hearts snow globe (right) with Whipperberry.
7. Have a Valentine's Day-Themed Lesson Plan.

Hold story time with a good Valentine's Day book and after you're done, carry on with a book-inspired craft. These little monsters are waiting to be fed Valentine's Day cards! Get more ideas from Happy Little Kindergarten.
8. Make these adorable candy huggers so the Valentine's Day boxes aren't empty.

Make your own Valentine's Day grams — create these adorable candy huggers! Get the template for these sweet animals from Lia Griffith.
9. Find Valentine's Day-themed printables for all of your gifts.

Find free printables and other creative activities to celebrate Valentine's Day with your students! Check out these non-candy Valentine's Day printables from Bombshell Bling.
Bonus! There are bookmarks, coloring pages, and gift tags for every occasion. Go to BookPal site for bulk classroom novel sets for your students! 

10. Treat the kids to heart-shaped sugar cookies.

Put up Valentine's Day classroom decorations, host a party, and bring a sweet treat for the kids! Get the delicious recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction.

By the time Valentine's Day comes around, you'll be fully prepared and ready to celebrate like a pro! Spread the love to your classroom with these decorations and crafts and your students will give you X's and O's in return. Happy decorating!

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