This year is my son's first time having a school Valentine party and we're a little excited! He is signing and cutting apart his glow stick Valentine cards as I type! We love celebrating Valentine's Day, in fact, most years we've had a party at home for the kids who are preschool aged.
Here's our first Valentine's Day in 2009 - Madelyn and Jacob.
Emily, Madelyn, Jacob, Matt, Joe and Ben in 2011.
Madelyn, Caleb, Jacob, Henry, Joe, Emily, Matt, Sam and Ben in 2013!
Do you see the trend here; more and more kids to love! <3
Anyway, back to Jacob's Valentines for his class. In lieu of candy, we decided to give glow sticks! A fun toy for any age or gender that won't rot out your teeth and you can simply throw them away when you're done. We picked up a few packages of bracelet glow sticks at Dollar Tree earlier this week, they were 5 for $1. As it turns out, Glow Sticks on Amazon are actually cheaper, depending on how many you need.
Here's what you'll need to make glow stick valentines:
1.) This FREE Valentine Printable
2.) White card stock paper
3.) Glow sticks
4.) Washi tape
5.) Pen or marker
Load Your Printer - put the card stock paper in your printer and print the number of copes of the Valentine as you'll need - remember there are four per page.
Sign Your Name - have your little one sign their name inside the red heart. They are easier to do before you cut the valentines apart. (I decided to add the word 'from' to my freebie, so they are tiny bit different from the ones my kids actually made.)
Cut Apart - the printable has a very faint gray line between the cards to show you where to cut. You could use a paper cutter to make nice straight lines, but I let my little one do the cutting himself.
Tape on Glow Sticks - use a short piece of washi tape to attach the glow sticks at each end. We like to tear it between our fingers, but you can put it on a tape dispenser as well.
Share the Light - put them somewhere for safe keeping until your little one is ready to share them with their friends!
FREE Printable - In case you missed it, here's the link to the FREE Glow Stick Valentine printable again ;)
Do you have any special Valentine traditions, like our kids party? Leave a comment let us know!
"In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven."