Classroom Valentine's Party Planning Ideas
Free online sign up sheets will be a treat for your class parents volunteering at this year's Valentine's party, and these creative party ideas and tips will make the time an absolute blast for the kids!
Notify parents the week before whether valentines will be passed out during the class party. Indicate students should bring one valentine for each student (and their teacher), include a list of all class names with your letter. If children are too young to write names, give a total number of students instead, or how many boys and girls.
- Create Valentine's Holders! Let students decorate their own Valentine's holders at the beginning of the party. Keep it simple - brown paper lunch baggies or paper plates stapled together with the top left open, decorated with construction paper hearts. Make sure everyone puts their name on their holder!
Plan two to three simple yet fun Valentine's activities, depending on time constraints.
- Crafts! Need ideas? Check out our VolunteerSpot Pinterest board
- Games! Stock up on conversation hearts and create a whole lotta fun with these simple candy heart game ideas from RoomMomSpot!
- Learning Activities! Work Valentine's math into the mix - Find Your Heart Mate gives kids a chance to get up, walk around and work out simple equations with their peers.
- Snacks! Have your sweets, but make those healthy options fun too.
Veggie and Fruit Hearts! Many vegetables and fruits can be cut and sliced in the shape of hearts. Check out these fun heart carrot slices from our friends at C.R.A.F.T.!
Keep it mini! The day is already sugar-filled to begin with so keep the sweet class treats fun and small! Think mini cake pops, brownie bites, or heart-shaped muffins.
2. Get help!
Ask class parents (and grandparents) to pitch in and volunteer either during the party or by contributing supplies and food. Remember to plan for craft and game supplies, snacks, paper ware, and simple decorations (think plastic table cloths and paper hearts).
Tip: Free online signup sheets from VolunteerSpot.com make it easy to coordinate parent helpers. With the click of a mouse or a tap on a smartphone, parents can quickly choose when to help and what to bring. Automated reminders keep everyone on track.
3. Have fun!
Be ready for joyful chaos! Things don't always go as planned, but don't stress it. Keep a smile on your face and know kids will be enjoying the 'work-free' time no matter what! Be sure to take lots of pictures - party day is a perfect time to capture Yearbook images for the Yearbook team!