Easy Homemade Valentines from the Teacher

Happy, happy February!


Valentine's Day is one of my favorite days to celebrate in school. The colors, the fun themed activities, and focus on being a good friend makes this holiday close to my teacher heart.


What kind of cards without candy will you give to your students that they'll actually acknowledge? I've got your answer!


I'm all about cutesy and fun, and I also believe in constantly taking opportunities to build authentic connections with my students.


This is an idea I saw many moons ago from Cara over at The First Grade Parade.


Using American Sign Language to communicate "I love you" is a way incorporate teachable moments, and a way to build positive student relationships.




With that in mind, here are the valentines I make for my students year after year! They're meaningful, personal, and because you can make them using supplies in your classroom, they won't cost you a dime!


ASL I love you hand valentine


They're super easy to make, and your students will cherish them.


Here's what you do!


Create a tracer for yourself by tracing your handprint. I like to use cardstock paper because it's a bit heavier, and will be more sturdy as a tracer!


homemade teacher valentines


Use your tracer to create however many valentines you'll need. Cut them out.

homemade teacher valentines


Curl the two middle fingers down (I like to use a pencil to do this!)

homemade teacher valentines


Glue a heart with a "Happy Valentine's Day!" message in the center of your handprint, and add a little love note with your name.

That's it!

ASL I love you hand valentine


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If these valentines are something you'd like to use too, save yourself an extra step!


Download the heart to add in the center of your handprint HERE for FREE!


I hope you have an absolutely lovely Valentine's Day celebration in your classroom.

I'd love to hear about some of your favorite ways to celebrate this fun day with your students!

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