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Valentine’s Day Boxes & Heart Crayons

Wow, I can’t believe it’s already been a week since Valentine’s Day! Of course since I love holidays our classroom will still have heart decorations and Valentine math games until the end of February! The whole month is a Valentine celebration!
First I wanted to share our Valentine Boxes! I have been doing this since I started teaching and every year my kiddos love it! The first year I had my husband round up a ton of shoe boxes from his work, cut slits in the top, and then I carried several huge bags of shoe boxes to school. Of course I’ve gotten wiser the past few years, and now I just have my kiddos bring in extra shoe and kleenex boxes they have laying around at home!

Then we spend about 30 minutes at the end of the day before our Valentine’s Day celebration decorating our boxes! I lay out a bunch of supplies on the back table and they go to town!
Also, I was so inspired by Tara’s post on the Valentine presents she made for her kids, that I decided to do the same! I love how fun and colorful the heart crayons turned out!
Heart Crayons - A Valentine's Day gift that is perfect for kids of any age!
And I am so thankful I found these at the Target dollar spot to make them in! I literally was looking there for 10 minutes and couldn’t find them, so I went off to look at something else. Then as I was leaving I walked past the dollar spot again to take one more look and found them tucked in the back! Woo hoo!!

 Stacy at Funky Fresh Firsties has easy to follow directions in case you want to make these for next year!

Heart Crayons - A Valentine's Day gift that is perfect for kids of any age!
I just typed up little tags, which I laminated and then hot-glued the crayons to!
Heart Crayons - A Valentine's Day gift that is perfect for kids of any age!
Do you give out gifts to your students for Valentine’s Day? I love trying new things every year and am always looking for more great ideas!
Heart Crayons - A Valentine's Day gift that is perfect for kids of any age!
  1. I meant to make those cute crayons but I ran out of time!

    And I'm so glad that you mentioned those figurative language posters because I knew I had seen you post about them but I couldn't find them but now I have them in my cart!! The genre posters are super cute too!!

    Collaboration Cuties

  2. Janaye says:

    Everything looks GREAT!! Love the posters!!

    Tales of Frogs and Cupcakes

  3. Sue Cahalane says:

    I love love love the crayon hearts!!! Thanks for sharing!
    Science for Kids Blog

  4. Ben says:

    Hey, as a trainee teacher I am trying to gather ideas to use in the classroom for when I graduate next year. I really like the heart crayons they are such a good idea and the mixing of colours has given them a unique, cool look. I will definitely use that with my class one day, I have never seen anything like that before- thanks for sharing. I cant wait to see more posts.

    I hope you can hop along to my blog too,
    all the best


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