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Elementary Valentines Party

Posted by on Feb. 7, 2008 at 12:03 AM
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I would like to put together a goody bag or a really cool easy to make card (perferably) for V-day.
I am having a hard time finding anyone even discussing this topic, which I found strange.......
My son is in 1st grade
any ideas would be great.
by on Feb. 7, 2008 at 12:03 AM
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by on Feb. 7, 2008 at 12:11 AM
I'm in charge of my son's preschool party this year.  He volunteered me.  That was very nice of him, right? LOL.
Anyway, I do love doing goody bags.  I always tend to obsess over them and get carried away.  Here are some things I will put in them this year:

Valentine pencils
mini coloring books
couple pieces of candy in each
mini pots of play doh
Valentine stampers
Valentine straws

Target, Walmart and Factory Card Outlet sell favors in packs.  I like to get things that the kids will use and hopefully the parents don't throw away.
I don't know how to make cards, so I'm sorry I can't help you there.  I hope I helped with the goody bags.  Good luck!
by on Feb. 7, 2008 at 3:57 AM

- Homemade cookies
- Crayons
- Ballons
- Fruit snacks
- Crackers
- Gold fish

What ever you put in there I'm sure the kids will love.

Tink was here showing some love.

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by on Feb. 7, 2008 at 6:39 AM

A cute Valentine your little boys could make

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Race through your card making like Solomon Hauser, a 5-year-old automobile enthusiast from Perry, New York, who made these tracks with paint-dipped toy cars. The "coupe" de grace on his card? A sweet chocolate car, available at party and candy stores and through online retailers such as CandyWarehouse (
Red card stock (each 8 1/2- by 11-inch sheet makes 4 cards)
Black acrylic paint
Paper plate
Toy truck with textured wheels
Foil-covered chocolate cars
Double-sided tape

Time needed: About 1 to 2 Hours
1. Cover your work area with newspaper. Use the pencil and the ruler to divide the card stock into 4 equal sections.

2. Pour some black paint onto the paper plate. Drive the toy truck through the paint a few times to coat the wheels well.

Step 3 3. Roll the truck over the card stock to make tracks, taking care to leave some room in each section for a message.

4. Let the paint dry, then cut the card stock into 4 pieces and use the marker to write a note on each one.

5. Attach the chocolate cars with the double-sided tape.

Suggested messages:
  • I never "tire" of your friendship
  • To a wheely good friend
  • Valentine, you make my heart race!
  • Your "drive" me crazy, Valentine!
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    by on Feb. 7, 2008 at 7:27 AM
    What's the scoop? Just a sweets-laden toy shovel that's perfect for a kid's sandbox pals.
    Small bag of candy
    Twist tie
    Toy sand shovel
    Paint pen

    Time needed: Under 1 Hour
    step 1 1. Close a small bag of candy with a twist tie. With a ribbon, tie it to the handle of a toy sand shovel. (We found a good selection of shovels at for 40 cents apiece.)

    2. Use a paint pen or permanent marker to write your message at the base of the shovel, just below the candy bag.

    Message Ideas:

  • I dig you!
  • Here's the scoop on Valentine's Day
  • It's Valentine's Day--dig it!
  • You've got the scoop on me!
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