Saturday, February 8, 2014

Quick & Easy Valentine Mailbox & Some Slick Valentine's Day Tips

 It's Almost Valentine's Day!  (Scroll down for the tips.)

Here is a last minute Valentine's Day Mailbox:

If you don't have time to gather enough cereal boxes for your entire class AND wrap them up with red paper, try making these quick valentine mailboxes out of construction paper and yarn:
They hold lots of Valentine's Day cards too!
We started out collecting cereal boxes, but we didn't get enough, so we made some mailboxes out of construction paper and I think these will hold even more Valentine's Day cards than the boxes!
Tan circles for the face and die-cut hands.

A red strip of construction paper for the arms.

And for a Healthier Treat for your Valentine's Day Party:

Go wild and add a little light whipped cream to the treat in the shape of a heart.  

Try serving strawberries cut in half.
They look like red hearts!
And the kids can cut their own with a plastic knife.  

You can do math:
Count the halves, how many wholes?

You can do science:
Strawberries are the only fruit with their seeds on the outside.
Five Senses:  See the red, smell the scent, taste the fruit, 
feel the texture, hear the sound when you take a bite.

You can do English Language Arts:
Read the story:  

The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear
and discuss the characters, setting, problem, solution, and the descriptive language.  

There is still time for my favorite tip:

Send home a letter on Monday with the names of the kids in your class divided into 3 groups.
Ask students to bring valentine's for: 
only group 1 on Tuesday, Feb. 11
only group 2 on Wednesday, Feb. 12,
only group 3 on Thursday, Feb. 13.  

Now you won't have to deal with hundreds of Valentine's Day cards 
all on one day!
After all, we are not the U.S. Post Office, right?

You Might Like:

Our Valentine Descriptive Book.  It's full of juicy adjectives!  And it's on sale!
Click image for link.

Subtraction Book.

Here is a sneak peek the pages of this subtraction book.
Just click any of the images to grab the download.  

And I'll see you all tomorrow!
Palma :)

1 comment:

  1. Those are really cute mailboxes! But how did you make them? Can you post the instructions for how to make the box part? :)