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Valentine Keepers

When kids start handing out all those valentines, things can get messy in the room. A week or so before celebrating Valentine's Day, have your students make their own Valentine Keepers. An excellent way to do this is to use tag board--have students cut out two pieces of tag board into matching heart shapes. Have a template available for them to trace. Click here to download one example. They need to place the pieces of tag board together and punch holes along the edges (the "V" part) of the heart. They can then use yarn to weave the pieces together, tying them at both ends. An alternative Keeper could be made from the bottom part of a half-gallon milk carton. It can simply be cut straight across to form an open box or each side can be cut into a triangle so they can be folded together to make the box able to be shut. Have lots of materials available for them to decorate their Keepers.

More Room Organization Ideas

Center Necklaces
Scrap Box
Water Bottles
Supply Labels
Learning Displays
Table Organization
Center Savvy
Make Books Accessible
Class Store
Valentine Keepers
Calculator Caddy
Center Worksheets
Centers Made Simple
Center Organization
Weekly Inventory
Parent Helpers
Computer CD Organizer
Supply Totes
Theme Booklet
Magazine Clippings
Class Books
Scrap Box
Housekeeping Documents
Pencil Pockets
Center Map
Pencil Sharpening
Headphone Control
Shared Supplies
Classroom Library
Computer Time
Art Portfolios
Desk Check
Cereal Box Folders
Reading Center
Bulletin Board File
Gym Equipment Control
Math Manipulatives
Drawer Labels
Crayon R-e-s-p-e-c-t
Center Attendance
Transparency Tracking
Bell Work