This weekend is the perfect time to get those Valentine school parties organized.
Valentine school parties will warm the hearts of elementary schools around the country this week. They are simple and easy to organize, even at the last minute.
You need parents that are willing to be on duty for an hour or so. Plus parents who can’t be there but are willing to send in items.
Divide up the party into four sections: Food, Craft, Game, and opening Valentine Cards.
Hmmm cookies and ice cream!
Have enough heart shaped cookies so each child can have two.
Ready made frosting, pink and red candies, sugar crystals conversation hearts…
Small Ziploc bags (They will enjoy decorating more than eating.)
Plastic knives, small paper plates, paper towels,
Place cookies, spoon of frosting, candies and a plastic knife at each place and let children decorate and eat.
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To whom do these lips belong?
Make a pattern for a large heart on scrap paper or a sheet of newspaper. Fold the paper in half. Draw one half of the heart. Cut out the pattern and unfold it.
Place pattern on red poster board and trace around it; carefully, with a knife cut an opening in the middle of the heart, just big enough for lips.
Decorate the heart with doilies on the edges of the heart, glitter, writing all the student’s names in random order with black marker on the front.
In the doorway of a classroom tape a piece of paper, (So legs can not be seen) with the heart on top.
Children take turns guessing whose lips are in the heart.
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A Gift of Love!
This takes preplanning, if there is a parent that can take pictures of each child before hand it works best.
4 craft sticks for each child, glued together in the shape of a square, add a magnet.
Red and pink paint, markers, glitter, stones, buttons, beans, beads, macaroni, glue…etc…
Each child paints and decorates frame as desired.
Parents attach frame to picture and date.
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The last center is easy: Children love their Valentine cards and need time to open them.
Enjoy your Valentine School Party!