Class Valentines. Here’s how it usually goes: I think I’m going to come up with something super cute and fun and pinterest-worthy. Then February hits and I still don’t have my crap together from the holidays. We run to Target the night before the class valentine party and grab whatever box of cheap character valentines is left. At this point, it’s slim pickings, so nobody’s happy. And don’t even get me started on trying to find Valentine’s Candy in the empty aisles at this point.
A couple years ago, I found myself in a similar pinch when it came time to produce class valentines. I decided that I could make them as easily as we could buy them. So I came up with some punny candy-related cards, printed four to a page and we were done in half the time the tear-filled Target trip would have taken. The BEARY Sweet Valentine was one of my first. And it’s still a favorite. Because: Gold Bears.
These pop rocks valentines are fun because A) Pop Rocks are AWESOME and B) They’re not too sentimental, so they work great for the teens/tweens in your life.
Plus, my kids get to help customize their class valentines, which makes the process even more fun! They can pick their favorite theme or favorite candy (or video game) and we come up with something around their chosen theme. It’s been so much fun designing class valentines with my kids, so we think it’s time to share with you! Naturally, my oldest chose Minecraft Valentines the first year we did this. And rock candy is pretty awesome. Don’t worry, though, on the printable version (linked above) I left the name off so you can add your own. 😉
Here’s a simple arrow valentine. Just add any heart-shaped candy to the end of the arrow and you’re all set! There’s plenty of extra space on each valentine so your student can write to/from on the cards!
This one ended up being one of my favorites! Initially I planned on Lemonheads being the treat for this one; but after three trips to three different stores, we went with whatever sour candy we could find. Cry Babies and Sour Patch Kids worked perfectly!
And if sour isn’t your thing, here’s a perfectly sweet alternative. I kept this one pretty generic so you could use ANY kind of candy to go along with it.
My daughter used this gem valentine for her preschool class valentines, and she still loves it. The preschool crowd goes nuts for Ring Pops, so this is a proven winner.
And who doesn’t love nerds?!? This Nerds Valentine is great without being overly sentimental. Just so, you know, you don’t make things awkward with your crush. 😉
So there you go! Hopefully you’ll find something here that will suit your class valentine needs! xoxo