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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Valentine freebie

I have been procrastinating racking my brain trying to think of the perfect freebie as a thank you to all of my wonderful followers that helped me reach the 200 mark so quickly! I wanted it to be something that would be useful for upper and lower grades, so I thought a craftivity would be perfect. Since Valentine's Day is coming up, that was the most logical theme. I have a confession though (please don't unfollow me!): I don't really care for Valentine's Day. There. I said it! Maybe it's the fact that I was single for every one of them until I met Steven in college. Or maybe it's that my parents never did any of the sending flowers or chocolates like my friends' parents in elementary/middle school. Or maybe it's that my heart is two sizes too small. Anyway, I'm not much for the whole cheese factor. But I finally came up with a craft that I could get on board with that was still related to Valentine's Day. Plus it's a little different since I'm sure there are MILLIONS of heart crafts already out there.

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So this craft has students think about ways that they can show love to others. Yay for thinking about others and not what their favorite candy is or who has a crush on who! Sorry, Negative Nilly had to poke her head again. I stopped her, though! My helping otter (that's our 5th grade helpers - isn't it cute?) did this one for me to show as an example. I love it!

Photo: My new Valentine's Day craftivity!


I'm putting this on TpT as a freebie UNTIL SUNDAY or until I remember to change the price! But I'm also giving my special readers a link here to the Google drive that will always work. (But that's our little secret).

And even though I'm not much of a sap, I really do LOVE y'all and am very grateful for all of your comments and ideas. You've made my short time on this blog great!

While you're downloading my freebie, go check out All Things Upper Elementary for their very first Friday Free 4 All linky party!

7 comments:

  1. Love the Valentine Freebie! It is so cute!

    Teresa

    2nd Grade Pig Pen

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  2. What a sweet freebie, thank you so much! You did a beautiful job!
    Amy Howbert
    Little Miss Organized

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  3. Thanks for sharing this great freebie and for participating in the linky! :)

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  4. Great activity! I have to admit that I am not Valentine's Day's biggest fan either. (My sweetie and I don't even exchange gifts - oops!) But there is something about the history of holidays that my kids love, so I am going "informational text" crazy for Valentine's Day this year. (And I will admit, I do love pink paper.)

    Amy
    Eclectic Educating

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  5. Great project! I always focus on caring for others on Valentine's day. I think in fourth grade that's the way to go. Fourth grade boys want as little pink as possible, haha.

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  6. Awwww. that is so cute!! I'm with you on the whole Valentines' Day thing! ;) But I do love the idea of focusing on ways to show love to others. This also ties in nicely with multicultural events. Thanks.

    Jessica


    The Learning Metamorphosis

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  7. Awwww. that is so cute!! I'm with you on the whole Valentines' Day thing! ;) But I do love the idea of focusing on ways to show love to others. This also ties in nicely with multicultural events. Thanks.

    Jessica
    The Learning Metamorphosis

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