Decorating your classroom for any holiday is fun, but Valentine’s Day is especially exciting. There are so many decorations you can include in your classroom’s decor to make it fun and cheerful. Try some of the decorating ideas below and, before long, you will find your room looking bright and festive with holiday decorations.
Valentine’s Day Decorations for the Classroom
Hanging Heart People
This fun activity lets your students express themselves by creating a self-portrait heart person. From large pieces of construction paper, cut a big heart. Use strips of construction paper, folded like an accordion for the arms and legs. Cut out small hearts for the hands and feet and glue them on the ends of the accordion arms and legs. Decorate the large heart with eyes and mouth. Punch a hole at the top of the large heart and hang the heart people from the ceiling. If possible, hang each child’s heart person over his or her chair. Your classroom will quickly take on a festive look that will be hard to beat.
Start a Conversation
While Conversation Hearts are usually small, this year enlarge them by creating poster board size pastel hearts to hang around your room. By decorating your class with a twist on a favorite candy tradition, you capture your students’ interest immediately. Replace the typical messages of love with story starters, affirmations, vocabulary words, and poems. For extra fun, create a large Conversation Hearts box and fill it with creative writing prompts that your students can pick each morning for journal work.
Hearts A Plenty
What would Valentine’s Day be without hearts? Create paper hearts and string them together to hang over your white board, doorway and window frames. Colorful red, pink, and white paper chains can also be used to add a little something extra in the way of decorations. Hang hearts on the windows, on the backs of students’ chairs, and anywhere else there is space available. Your students are sure to delight in the plethora of hearts that decorate the room.
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