I'm in charge of the valentine's day party for my sons third grade room and unfortunately have to work that day and can't make it in person. But I'm sending along six centers prepared for the other mom volunteers to help out with. Here are direction cards for each center in case you want a few ideas.
Decorating Valentine’s Cookies
When your leader says “Go,” you will match as many pairs or “couples” as you can. If the whole table can match them within 2 minutes, you get to choose a valentine candy. Once, they are matched, mix them up and play again to beat your time.
How to make it:
- Wrap half a pipe cleaner around the child's finger, and then slide it off.
- Take the end of the pipe cleaner and wrap it around the circle to secure the ring.
- Place a wrapped candy on the table and add some white craft glue.
- Place the ring in top of the glue and let dry. (It might need to dry for a while at their desk.)
- Each child can make as many as they’d like.
Codes and Crosswords
Solve the cryptogram using the ABC Code. Then complete the crossword puzzle to earn a prize from the Valentine’s bucket.
How to make it:
- Cut out all the hearts. Using markers, crayons, or paint pens, write conversation
candy phrases on the hearts such as "LOVE", "HUBBA HUBBA", "SWEET", "LOVE", "BE MINE", "KISS" and "PAL".
- Arrange your hearts on top of the cardboard wreath shape without gluing them down. Once you have them where you want them, use the glue stick to attach each one.
3. You can hang the wreath as is or attach a piece of ribbon.
Riddles and Word Search
Using coins, scratch off to see the answers to the riddles, then complete the crossword puzzle to earn a valentine’s candy.