First Grade Valentine's Day


Our Valentine's Day celebration was simple and quite cute- no sweet treats, just some sweet valentines!
Exchanging Valentines, Creating a Thoughtful Classroom

About a week in advance, we made our love bug bags! I copied the pattern on different colored paper so students could choose- blue was a favorite!
Exchanging Valentines, Creating a Thoughtful Classroom
Exchanging Valentines, Creating a Thoughtful Classroom

You can pick up this love bug bag in my TpT shop by clicking HERE.

I had my students write valentines for their classmates in school, a few a day so they wouldn't get tired and just write the same message on every one!

We talked a lot about positive, "bucket-filling" messages that they could write to their friends including compliments and fun memories. I put up our "thinking offices" when students write because I really did want them to know that these notes were private (and special!) They were so sweet and write some really thoughtful comments!
Exchanging Valentines, Creating a Thoughtful Classroom
"You are kind and big-hearted and help to make a better environment." Wow :)
Click HERE if you'd like to download a copy of my valentine card template.
Finally, we organized our valentines into "line order", how we always line up (or you could do it alphabetically). We also set up the bags on a bookshelf in line order. This made it a breeze for students to quickly drop their valentines into their classmates' bags!
Exchanging Valentines, Creating a Thoughtful Classroom

Gone are the days of having kids run around the room delivering valentines to bags here and there! Don't know why I didn't figure that out any sooner!!

How was your Valentine's Day? Do your students exchange valentine cards?

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