Thursday, February 5, 2015

Valentine's Day Bags and Boxes

If you've ever hosted any kind of Valentine's Day Party in the classroom, you understand the need for some sort of container to corral all of those cards and treats.  I generally like to create ours in the classroom - it makes my life easier because I know that everyone will have one and they will all be the same size.  I think that spending the week prior to the big day doing little activities to get ready helps my students understand what the day is all about, and it ensures that they will know what to expect, because they've been a part of the planning.



In the past my class has created Valentine boxes out of shoe boxes, brown paper bags, diy bags made from poster board, and priority mail shipping boxes from the post office.  Here are a few more ideas that you could use for your classroom Valentine's Day Party.

Decorate plain gift bags, you can find these at any craft store, and they often sell them in bulk.  This idea is from Happy Money Saver.

Lace two hearts together to create a pocket, children can do the lacing and the decorating. This comes from Centers and Circle Time.

This pocket is made from two paper plates, simple and cute. This idea is from Babble.

These cute little bags are made from notebook paper.  You can get the instructions at White Gun Powder.

This suitcase is made from a cereal box - an easy item for families to donate! This idea is from Art Designed to Inspire.

Sometimes simple can be really really cute. This is a just a box covered in gift wrap, and decorated with paper hearts.  You can see more pictures at One Lovely Life.

This one is made from an oatmeal canister, another cheap, easy to find container.  See the tutorial for the cute flowers at Today's Fabulous Finds.

I saved the easiest for last - these cute mailboxes are printables, the whole mailbox fits on one page, you just have to print, cut, and glue! These are from A Bird and a Bean.

This is a great collection, I'm sure that I'll be coming back to revisit it for years, I would love to see any variations that your class does, be sure to share!

2 comments:

  1. Cute ideas! I especially like the laced hearts bag!

    Kelly
    Lattes and Lunchrooms

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  2. Thanks Kelly, that's the one that I decided to do with my students this year. I'll be sure to post pictures of ours!

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