Valentine’s Day. It’s been a long time since I’ve had to help a child address valentines for the class.
Years of homeschooling and older kids meant not having to address valentines year after year. And in the years we’ve been out of the public school system, Valentine’s Day has changed. No longer is it good enough to send little paper valentines with cute sayings and a simple signature.
Now kids bring candy, pencils, stickers, tattoos, and more!
It’s not often I try to keep up with the Jonses, but since Gracie’s preschool class only has nine students, I figured we could go the extra mile for them.
Still, preschool valentines need to be easy – easy enough for the preschooler to actually help put them together.
That’s why I think you’re going to love these super easy valentines for preschoolers!
Easy Bear Hug Preschool Valentines
A quick and inexpensive trip to Walmart and a free printable will give you everything you need to make Bear Hug valentines.
On your shopping list:
- Teddy Grahams snack size packs (12 to a box)
- Red Cardstock (or another color of your choice)
- Valentine’s stickers – I found some cute bear stickers for $1 a pack.
At home, make sure you have a stapler, staples, and a scissors on hand. Then print out the free Bear Hugs valentine printable (PDF). There are two printables per sheet, so print out half as many as the number you need.
If you can’t find snack sized bags of Teddy Grahams, you can purchase a box or two of regular Teddy Grahams and package them in zippered sandwich bags instead.
Once you have your supplies gathered, get to work.
Assembling Your Easy Preschool Valentines
1. Cut out the printables. The Bear Hug printables were designed with thick outlines, so if your preschooler is good with a scissors, she can help cut them out. Have your preschooler sign the printables before you go any further in the assembly process.
I helped my preschooler out by writing the names of her classmates, but she signed her own name on all the valentines. It’s good writing practice!
2. Attach the printables to the bags. Fold the cut and signed printables in half and staple to one end of the Teddy Grahams bag.
3. Embellish with stickers. Have your preschooler decorate the paper with stickers. If you’re using plastic baggies to hold the Teddy Grahams, decorating the baggie with stickers would be fun, too.
Voila! Now you have some unique semi-homemade valentines that your preschooler can be proud of. And they only took about five minutes to make! That’s what I like: quick, easy, and unique.
Question: Do your kids make homemade valentines?
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