Heart Day Fun! {a Bulletin Board Display and a Gift Idea}

Valentine's Day is this Friday, can you believe it????  We will actually be celebrating the "big day" on Thursday since Friday is a Staff Development Day for all the teachers in my district. 

Despite taking two sick days last week, we were able to get a head start on the festivities in my room!  Only a small head start, mind you. I usually let the kids decorate a card holder in class, but sickness prevailed and it turned into a take home project.

Anyhoo, we did make these super fun Love Bots for our February bulletin board. Aren't they just too cute?  The kids were all kinds of excited about this project!

I had planned to do an elaborate narrative writing with this project, but that just isn't the sort of thing one leaves for a sub, so in the little time I had to get this project done, I had the kids write a cinquain about someone who makes their heart go "beep, beep."  I didn't take a picture of this, but I assure you, the entire bulletin board display is adorbs.  Click {here} to see this craftivity on TpT.

And now, for a cute and easy student Valentine gift idea!  Here is my disclaimer, I am not this creative and I have Pinterest to credit for constantly allowing me to find wonderful ideas that I can use.  With that said, I have made these cute little gifts to give my students this Thursday.

Cute, right?  And, so easy!!  Here's a breakdown.

Get some crazy straws (I found heart ones at Hobby Lobby) and tape them to a packet of red or pink Kool-Aid.

Go to {this pin} and follow the link to the cute label.  Or, better yet, visit the site, Blue Skies Ahead.  You simply need to save the image from the website and then insert it into a document.  I was able to fit 12 labels on one page.
Label image courtesy of Blue Skies Ahead
 Next, sign each card, and then cut them out.

 To attach the label to the Kool-Aid packet, I used Zots.

I placed one Zot in each corner and then placed the label over the taped straw.  Easy peasy!

Be sure to visit my Valentine's Day Pinterest board for lots of other cute Valentine ideas. 

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  1. What a cute gift idea for your students! I already have mine ready to go this year but I am definitely keeping this in mind for next year's Valentine's Day!

    1. I'm so glad you like the idea! I think it will be a hit with my students! Happy Heart Day!

  2. I am getting my post ready to show off my awesome Lovebots!!! I scrapbook (well, no really, I juts buy scrapbooking supplies) and those glue dots are the bomb.
    Happy week to you!
    My Second Sense

    1. I can't wait to see your post! Zots are definitely the bomb! Talk to you soon, friend!


  3. Very cute gift for your students! I love the idea of using Zots. I will have to go and buy some so I have them for my future projects. Your Love Bots are adorable.


    Smiling and Shining in Second Grade

    1. Thank you so much! Those little robots make me smile every time I walk past them. Zots are amazing! Happy Valentine's Day!



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