Every year when the stores start pulling out all the Valentine decor and cards, I can’t help but pick some things up! I always grab some pencils to use with the Valentine Word Find because that is SO easy for my kids to hand out. I also love that it isn’t candy, but still something that kids get excited about. There are a few other favorite things I like to pick up if I see them too. This year, I found these cute little notebooks, and thought they’d be a fun valentine for the classroom. Today I’m going to show you how easy this Take Note: Classroom Valentine is to put together. It’s as easy as printing out the tag, cutting it up and attaching it to the notebook.
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Take Note: Classroom Valentine Supplies:
- Mini Notebooks (I found mine at Walmart, 8 for $.98. These would work too.)
- Baker’s Twine
- Washi Tape
- Printable Tags (for personal use only)
Once you have your supplies all gathered and your tags printed, use your paper trimmer to cut the tags apart. This is my favorite paper trimmer because it cuts clean, crisp + straight lines. I love it!
Open up the package of notebooks and get your tags signed and ready.
This part is so easy that the kids could do it, or you could help them too. Grab a roll of washi tape and attach the tags.
You could put it on the back of the notebook so the front could be read, or you could attach it to the front. The great thing about the washi tape is that it won’t hurt the little notebook once the tape is removed.
I did a couple with the washi tape.
For the other ones, I wanted to use baker’s twine to attach the tags so I used my very favorite hole punch and punched a hole in the top of the tags.
I doubled up the baker’s twine and quickly tied it around the notebook. The kids could do this as well!
Isn’t this Take Note: Classroom Valentine so easy and perfect for kids to hand out in the classroom?
You’ll have enough for the entire class put together in no time at all!
Do you like to have your kids make valentines by hand, use store bought, or find simple ones to put together like this one?
Up until a couple of years ago, I always just bought the box at the store, let my kids write their names on the cards, tape them shut and send them on their way. I usually didn’t even include a candy or anything else with it.
While it isn’t necessary to include anything with the valentine, I love that I can spend $3 – $4 on pencils or notebooks and grab a printable to go with it. I think it makes it fun, and I know my boys get excited about handing them out.
If you like this Take Note: Classroom Valentine idea, then be sure to check out my other valentine ideas. I’ve got a few different, simple classroom valentine ideas, and most of them and candy free! Win! 😉