Weekend Warriors: We HEART January~ Class Gift FREEBIE!

Happy (almost) February to all of you! The Weekend Warriors and I are back this month to tell you what we HEART for February to help you get a head start with your Valentine's Day planning! I am here to share a little something I came up with for a special made with love gift for students! It's something educational and definitely unique!


It's a Valentine bookmark with Scholastic books in a heart!
  :) 


 Why a Scholastic book order form?   
I wanted to decorate my bookmarks in a hearts, books and reading theme to go with the saying! 

 I had lots of fun painting! This was all done using only red and orange watered-down tempera paint. The background ink on the order form came through to reveal other beautiful colors. Once the papers had dried, I created a tracer and cut out some small hearts.
I made sure to trace in areas where a book cover could be seen.


I tried the designs out on various colors of cardstock, but ended up selecting white because the heart really pops! 
 Once laminated, the images get really vivid! 

 I think my kiddos will LOVE comparing their bookmarks with their classmates and looking for books they enjoy inside the hearts.

If you think you might want to try this idea out, all of the patterns, including the bookmarks and tracer heart, can be downloaded {here}. 

In the file, I also included some freebie bookmarks that can be printed on colored cardstock if you are out of time for painting this year. You can always color them if you like too!



I hope you can use them for your class or even use them with your own children to make a special valentine for their classmates! 

 I HEART how adorable the book order bookmarks turned out. 
 It is a one-of-a-kind gift that my students will use and hopefully keep! 

To celebrate Valentine's Day, we have fun-filled learning activities planned for the children too. It's not an official party day in our district so we have to keep it educational until it's time to pass out valentine cards. 

If you are looking for some fun academic activities for the special day, you might like this center for reading or word work! 
It's a flash freebie this weekend only!



Check back soon for more February ideas and projects! In the meantime, you can find lots of ideas on my Valentine's Day Pinterest board and from the rest of the Weekend Warriors.

Be sure to stop by to see what my sweet blogger friends are sharing today!
:)



2 comments:

  1. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. What a clever idea, I absolutely love it! I know you're students will love them too!

    Aimee
    Primarily Speaking

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