Valentine’s Day Fever

With only two days ’til Valentine’s Day, my classroom is buzzing with activity!
Valentine-decorating-supplies
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!

decorate old shoeboxes to create VALENTINE MAILBOXES!
decorate Valentine mailboxes from old shoeboxes

I painted red and white polka dots on my fingernails just for the occasion as well.
polka dot nails for Valentines Day
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.

Valentine Bingo

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.
turn regular Bingo into VALENTINE bingo with foam hearts
Need a BINGO game in a hurry? I offer several different games in the Kinder-Craze store.
bingo-pic

Shop BINGO Games on Teachers Pay Teachers

Valentine Emergent Readers

I also created a few Interactive Sight Word Readers just for Valentine’s Day. These are a great way to keep your students engaged in content while getting into the Valentine spirit. The best part? They only cost $1 each!

monster-themed emergent reader for Valentine's Day
Sight word practice with Valentine themed emergent readers

Shop Interactive Readers on Teachers Pay Teachers

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Maria Gavin

Maria is a former kindergarten and first grade teacher, with 13 years of teaching experience. Her love and passion for all things early childhood is now fulfilled as a mom to two amazing kids. She loves sharing practical and creative tips and ideas that are perfect for young learners – in the classroom or at home!

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  1. I love Valentine colours !!! We made our mailbags today too 🙂 I also finished my book banner and it looks lovely….I will email you a picture. Thanks for all the inspiration !!

  2. Another great post (as usual). I love the picture with your nails with the mailboxes in the background. I’m hosting a linky for people to share their Valentine’s Day pictures, I’d love for you to link up this post if you have time. Enjoy your weekend.

    ✰ Stacy

    Simpson Superstars

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Hi, I'm Maria.

I’m a former kindergarten teacher turned work-from-home mom. I still love sharing ideas and resources to make teaching easier, so you can focus on what really matters in the classroom. When I’m not working on the blog, you’ll find me chasing kids around the house with a cold cup of coffee in my hand (some things never change even once you’re out of the classroom!)

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