Classroom Freebies

3D Valentine's Day Heart Craft

Here's a quick, easy and fun 3D heart that's perfect for all sorts of valentine activities.

It's super-simple to make a heart-shaped link.  PK kiddos can count and show an AB-AB or ABC-ABC color pattern for their valentine paper chain.

Older students can write a spelling or sight word on each link.  Math equations work too.  Just a little something different for party day.

Use the paper chain as a writing prompt, and have students write a "Happy Valentine's Day" message on the links to give to someone.

You can also make a lovely heart bouquet for mom. (Poke into the top of an upside down Dixie cup).

Teachers can make the heart paper chain to keep track of how many days are left 'til Valentine's Day or the end of February!

I've also included owl, pencil-holder valentine cards  that you can quickly make for your students. "For a sharp student!"

Simply insert the pencil into the slits on the valentine heart & you're all set with an inexpensive surprise.  The Dollar Store sells a pack of 20 valentine pencils too.

For a bit more pizzazz, I used a glue dot to top off the pencil with one of the paper hearts.
My students tell me that a pencil topper makes writing more fun!  Win-win.

Click on the link to zip on over to my blog where the valentine paper chain craft is today's featured FREEBIE.
From Diane, over at