I know over the years classroom parties have become “outlawed.”
Cue the western music with a tumbleweed breezing by.
If it’s not “educational” then many schools won’t “allow” classroom parties.
That’s simply just sad.
After the two years we have had, our kiddos deserve/need/crave social interaction and fun!
Speaking of parties, I wanted to share my simple tips and ideas for having a safe, fun, and enjoyable Valentine’s Day party in your elementary classroom.
Here are some low-prep tips and tricks for the ultimate Valentine’s Day party:
- All students are required to bring Valentine’s Day cards for each student.
- I always keep packs of Valentine’s Day cards on hand (hello Valentine’s Day clearance from the year before) just in case a student didn’t bring any.
- As my students are passing out their Valentine’s Day cards to their fellow classmates, we play “Freeze Dance.” This makes it more engaging and keeps them passing out the cards quickly and efficiently.
- Once the cards are all passed out, I give my kiddos time to look through their cards and choose one treat to eat.
- I schedule time during their Valentine’s Day party for students to read out “I’m Trying to Love” writing projects. Hello! Educational! *Wink Wink*
- We have a small group activity to decorate Valentine’s Day cookies.
- I use Signup Genius to make a list of supplies we need for the cookie decorating such as sugar cookies, icing, sprinkles, etc.
Now, we have covered Valentine’s Day fun, educational activities, and how to successfully have a sugar coma.
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I hope this helps in your Valentine’s Day planning! What are some Valentine’s Day activities you like to do with your students? Do you have a Valentine’s Day party as well? DM me on Instragram @thatteachingspark or tag me in a picture of your Valentine’s Day activities and games!