Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Valentines for First Graders

Its that time of year again. The time I sigh and dread yet another influx of sugar and high fructose corn syrup. Everything in moderation, right? Yet it seems that its become completely appropriate for the Littles to be loaded up with candy on any holiday.

So my quest continues... the quest to participate without contributing to a bunch of 7 year olds bouncing off the walls.

My idea last year was a huge hit in the Kindergarten class, and my Boy even requested we do the same thing this year. But I convinced him otherwise with these...
Little wooden bird whistles (sadly, I broke a rule and bought them even though they're made in China), found in bulk on amazon.
Little home-printer tags that have the kid-approved non-mushy sentiment "You make my Heart sing." printed on them, with room on the back for a hand-written To and From (look Mama, I can write my name in cursive!).

The whole assembly came to about sixty cents a piece. Those kids are completely worth it.
Simply attached with a rubber band and ready to become a deadly weapon in the hands of 29 First Graders who have had too much sugar to eat.
Perhaps I'll give the Teacher a pair of ear muffs this year. 


gracie said...

What a great idea.

Penny said...


valerie said...

What a great idea! They are so cute!

Thoeria said...

That is such a lovely idea! Luckily I don't have to do anything for my son's class as he is at a boy's school! :)

Heather said...

Those are adorable.