Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids

 

Use these cute valentine crafts in a center or as a station during your Valentine’s Day party. They make adorable bulletin boards and great parent gifts. I used colorful card stock from Michael’s craft store. The packages come in single solid colors or in a variety of colors. There are 50 pages per packet at $2 (regular price)! I love affordable materials for teachers!!!

I Love You When…Mouse Craft

This craft includes all the patterns and a small writing booklet that you can attach on the tummy of the mouse. I use LARGE google eyes but you can use the eye patterns that are included in the file.

I Love You More Than…Cupcake Craft

I love this cupcake craft. It includes the I Love You More Than… label. This is a phrase that we have played around with over the years with our three children. It was the sweetest game when they were younger and learning how to talk. This would make a great parent gift. You can also add a student picture inside the heart!

Be Mine Bear Craft

This is another cute valentine’s day craft that your students will love. I like the color combinations and how the red hearts stand out. It includes the Be Mine label. Isn’t it cute?

 

 

 

Emoji Valentine Bags and Cute Photo Booth

Emoji Valentine Bags

How about using these emoji Valentine bags? They are super cute and your students would have so much fun choosing a face and creating them!

What you need:

1. Small yellow bags from Michael’s craft store

2. Construction paper

3. Glue

4. Scissors

Directions

1. Select the emoji faces that you want to provide

2. Cut all those pieces out from colored construction paper

3. Sort all the pieces so that students may have easy acces to their emoji selection

4. Glue the pieces on the bag

5. Allow to  dry

6. Use the emoji party bags to collect Valentine cards

Emoji Photo Booth

Wouldn’t  your students love an emoji photo booth on Valentine’s Day?

All you need is:

1. Paper or fabric background ( I used a twin size sheet)

2. Small emoji party plates ( I used clothespins to attach them to a string)

3. Emoji pillows from Wal-Mart

4. Props on a stick

That’s it. Have fun!

Valentine’s Day Heart Craft

How to make a stained glass heart

1.  Fold construction paper in half. Trace half a heart with a half inch border and cut.

2. Open your heart cut-out.

3. Find your favorite color of tissue paper and cut them into small squares.

 

4. Cut a square of clear laminate. You need just enough to cover the heart shape.

5. Place heart on top of the sticky side of the laminate. Start sticking the colored tissue paper inside the shape.

 

 

 

6. When you finish decorating your valentine heart, cut around the shape. A good tip to remember is to cut a little bit outside the edge, just enough to keep your scissors moving. If you would like a sturdier craft, you could add laminate to the opposite side of the heart before you start cutting.

7. Tape your valentine heart craft to a window and enjoy the sunlight shining through those beautiful pieces of colored paper.

 

Materials Needed:

  • Colored Construction Paper
  • Pencil to draw half heart
  • Scissors
  • Clear laminate
  • Colored Tissue Paper

 

Student Drop Off Sign

Display this student drop-off sign outside of your classroom door or at the entrance of your hallway. It will help students and parents establish an arrival routine. It will also help students become independent and responsible little learners. If your school’s hallways are over-crowded at arrival time, that will create a safety hazard that may be against the district’s fire code rules.

If this is something that you can use, you can download it from my Kinder Alphabet store. This file includes a FREE copy in Spanish. This file includes a FREE Spanish copy 🙂

student drop off sign by lidia barbosa2

Kindergarten “I can” Common Core Posters

The Kindergarten “I can” Common Core Posters are a great way to display the learning objectives in your classroom. My original “I can” posters have been updated with new graphics and labeled as the “STRIPES” edition. If you own a copy, make sure to go back and download the new file. I also uploaded the BUNDLE of language arts and math posters in my shop.

The STRIPES edition of the Kindergarten Common Core Standards

This file has been updated with matching backgrounds for a more consistent look. Each language arts category is represented by a different graphic and background. There are very few math posters, so they all have the same background and graphic. Click on this cover to take a closer look.

Kindergarten I can Common Core Posters stripes

 

The Polka Dots edition of the Kindergarten Common Core Standards

I had a request for these posters in primary colors. This document has an entire new set of graphics and backgrounds. It also includes the Language Arts and Math standards. Click on the picture to take a closer look.

Kindergarten I can Common Core Posters polka

 

The PHOTOS edition of the Kindergarten Common Core Standards

This edition of the posters includes photos of real kids dressed as a super hero. This will help students relate to the posters. This file only includes the kid graphic and no background so that you may save ink. It gives us a more simple and clean look that can also be printed in black and white or gray scale. Click on the picture to take a closer look.

 

Kindergarten I can Common Core Posters photo

 

Kindergarten Common Core Standards included are:

*Kindergarten: Reading Literature

*Kindergarten: Reading Informational Text

*Kindergarten: Foundational Skills

*Kindergarten: Writing

*Kindergarten: Speaking and Listening

*Kindergarten: Language

*Kindergarten: Counting and Cardinality

*Kindergarten: Operations and Algebraic Thinking

*Kindergarten: Numbers and Operations in Base Ten

*Kindergarten: Measurement and Data

*Kindergarten: Geometry