The holidays are over, the new year is here, and my kids are back in school! We had so much fun over the Christmas break, but they are so excited to be back in the classroom with their friends again. And with all four of my kids in school (including my little Boss Baby Brody), and Valentine’s Day around the corner, it’s essential I provide valentines for each of my children’s classrooms.

Yes, I can easily get store-bought items like heart-shaped erasers or some of those easy-to-cutout Disney cards, but I try to embrace my inner “Martha” during these kid-friendly holidays. I want my children to remember these sweet valentines they hand-made and gave to their friends.

Every year for Valentine’s Day, more than 36 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolates are sold in the US.

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Fun to Give, Easy to Make

Of course, if you choose the crafty route like I did, there are a few different things you could do. Try your hand at homemade chocolate, draw your own Valentine’s Day cards, or even whip up a red and pink-themed Chex Mix treat. 

But when I stumbled upon the blog, Love The Day, I just gushed over it. Lindi Haws at Love The Day has quite the selection of Valentine’s Day printables that are easy and quick for all your kids! For my kids, I chose “Valentine, You Rock” because it can be paired with so many things: rock candy, Pop Rocks, or even a painted kindness rock. There are so many possibilities!

If you want to get your “rock” on, you can download and print the free Love The Day Valentine tag right here. So easy!

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Hallmark was one of the first companies to mass-produce a Valentine’s Day card, all the way back in 1913.

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Make It a Group Project

Another reason I love these adorable printables? They make crafty super easy! Plus the kids will love adding a little personality and special note to each one.

  • Buy a box of rock candy on a stick or make your own! (Warning it can get a little sticky!)
  • Buy clear party bags.
  • Cut the tags out and hole-punch them on each corner.
  • Have your child sign the back or add a fun note.
  • Tie it with any cute ribbon or ties. (Leftover Christmas ribbon works great!)
  • And enjoy your little accomplishment with your little ones.

This will be a hit in the classrooms! Enjoy!

Have you found any cute valentines to do for your kid’s classroom?  I would love to hear from you! Let me know in the comments below!

Check out all my crafting tips over on the City Girl Gone Mom Pinterest board!

Americans send 145 million Valentine’s Day cards each year. According to Hallmark, a whopping 145 million Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged every February 14 (and that’s not even including all those kids’ valentines exchanged in classrooms!).

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1 thought on “Easy DIY Valentines For Your Kid’s Classroom”

  1. AHAHAHAHHHAAA you are THAT mom…I love and hate it…I just do store bought card. 1. that’s all my brain can handle 2. its also Mia’s bday…3. I usually don’t realize its Valentines day until a few days before..yep.


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