There is just something special about celebrating Valentine’s Day with young children – the excitement of giving and receiving special valentines, all the talk about love, kindness, and friendship, and just the overall wonderful feeling of having an extra special day to celebrate your love for them. This is why I like to add an extra touch to my student Valentine’s Day gifts.
I like the students to feel special and that their gift was truly from the heart so I don’t give the same gift from year to year or from class to class – I like to “mix it up” each year! That’s not to say that I haven’t given or used the same gift idea twice, I just make sure to space them out. This way my students don’t hear “Oh we got that from her last year” or “I got that when I had her as a teacher” if I taught their sibling. They feel that their gifts were indeed unique. Therefore, I have a lot of ideas in my files and I wanted to share them with you to save you some planning time.
Here are some of my favorite student gifts for Valentine’s Day. They are simple yet touching, giving you a quick, inexpensive way to send a special valentine to your students. The trinkets are merely suggestions, you don’t have to attach the tags to gifts, simply personalize and print them to give as valentine cards. If you like any of the gift tags you can find them here.
You Color My World Crayons Valentine’s Day Student Gift
My students get so excited about opening and using a brand new box of crayons! I loved this saying – I thought it was perfect not only for the gift but because it conveyed how much they bring to my life. You can find sets of crayons at WalMart, the Dollar Store, or Amazon has bulk 12 packs.
You are Just “Write” Pencil Valentine Student Gift
My students love writing with special pencils (it actually encourages them to want to write more!) so when I found these I knew they would love them. I picked this saying because it conveyed my feelings that I love each of them for who they are and the uniqueness they bring to our class. I found these pencils in packs of 2 at WalMart, you can also get a larger 36 pack on Amazon.
I Love You “Beary” Much Valentine’s Day Student Gift
A very sweet message that can be attached to a small bag of Teddy Grahams or Gummi Bears.
Blow Me Away Bubbles or Blow Pop Valentine Student Gifts
My young students love bubbles so when I saw these Valentine’s Day bubble wands at WalMart I thought they made the perfect gift. I used this saying and added a little Valentine sweet touch to one of them. I have also attached these tags to Charms Blow Pops for older students that I tutor.
I’m Bubbling with Excitement Valentine’s Day Student Gift
This is another tag option for Valentine’s Day bubble wands or bottles of bubbles.
You Rule Valentine’s Day Student Gift Tag
I gave these to students one year because we were working on measurement and because I found these cute pink and red rulers that I knew they would love (plus the saying was just too cool LOL).
You are “Dough-lightful” Play Dough Valentine’s Day Student Gift
I am a big fan of play dough because it has so many benefits (small motor development, stress relief, etc.) and students LOVE it. You can choose to make your own or buy the packs of small cans. They are reasonably priced and you can find the multi-packs at stores such as WalMart or they are also on Amazon in a variety of amounts (10 pack, 24 pack, 36 pack).
Dog Valentine Cards or Student Gifts
I am a huge dog lover so of course I created dog-themed valentine cards lol. These can be used alone as individual valentine cards or they can be attached to small bags of Scooby Doo graham cracker sticks.
Glow Stick Valentine’s Day Student Gifts
My students love glow sticks and think they are magic LOL. I found special Valentine’s Day glow sticks and attached them to these heartwarming tags.
You Make My Heart Pop Popcorn Valentine Gift Tag & Recipe
I found a recipe on Pinterest for Valentine Popcorn and had to try it! It is amazing and addictive! It is VERY sweet so you can decide whether it is an appropriate snack for your students. When I used it I gave it out in the small snack size baggies. It could also be given as a party take home treat. Regular popcorn can also be used with this valentine tag.
Marvelous & Magnificent Student M&Ms Valentine Treats
These tags have a motivational message and fit perfectly on a snack size bag of M&Ms.
Will You “O-FISH-ally” Be My Valentine? Student Valentine Gifts or Cards
This cute “o-fish-all” tag can be attached to a small bag of Swedish Fish or Goldfish Crackers. The square tag can also be used without the fish as an individual valentine card.