Making a Preschool Classroom Valentine

Preschool Classroom Valentine

For Adaline’s Montessori Preschool class each child has to make one big Valentine to bring to school that their classmates will sign rather than bring in individual Valentine’s for each student. Honestly, I think that’s a GREAT idea and I’m so glad that she won’t be coming home with 25 different lollipops with eyes glued to them! 😉

I filmed the creative process of making “The Adaline Flower” with a 4.5 year old. Watch and be amazed!
(Video here)

(I post a lot of funny vlogs on my YouTube channel. Subscribe to follow along!)

To make the classroom Valentine for preschool we
-Cut a heart out of red poster board
-Colored craft sticks and glued them around a photo to make petals and a stem for a flower
-Made leaves out of fuzzy sticks
-Made a sun out of construction paper
-Made a pom pom lady bug
-Used glitter glue around the edges to make it shimmery

It was tough to reign in Adaline’s creativity. She LOVES art and wanted to draw all over the Valentine but she needed to keep it blank so that her classmates could sign it. I have a feeling her friends are going to end up with quite a few drawings of hers on their Valentines.
Preschool Classroom Valentine

The pom pom ladybug was Adaline’s favorite part.
We used a black Sharpie marker to make dots on a pink pom pom, used a smaller black pom pom for the head, added googly eyes and adhered it all using craft glue. Adaline drew wings and legs around it onto the poster board.

Pom Pom Ladybug

Does your child’s school allow individual
Valentine’s or one classroom Valentine?
Let me know in the comments!



Posted on February 6, 2014, in Adaline, DIY Crafts, Holidays, Ladybug Party, Valentine's Day and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Wow, that Adaline flower looks great! No doubt, she’ll have fun in school on Valentine’s Day. Now that my girls are older (12 and 11 years old) they don’t really do these Valentine’s Day activities in school anymore and I actually kinda miss it. 🙂 Maybe I’ll get to do them again when my toddler starts going to school. 🙂 I’m visiting from Bloggy Moms, by the way. Have a great day! 🙂


  2. That big valentine is sooo cute! I know your daughter will have a blast on V-Day! #SitsGirls


  3. I love the giant Valentine’s Day heart that you made with your daughter! My daughter is crazy for Valentine’s Day, so we have hearts and giant Valentine’s Day banners all over our house.


  4. Cute! and I love the 1/2 cake! I’ve wanted to start this tradition, but keep missing our 1/2 birthdays! I’ve got to get with it! I see you like Seuss, I’ve a few Seuss projects on my blog too:)


  5. I loved the big Valentine but I especially loved her impromptu video-ing. She is a natural!


  6. Best idea ever. So stealing this as homeroom mom next year!


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