I can still picture it — my daughter struggling to fit her name into the tiny space available for signing her Valentine’s cards. Over and over, she kept hitting the edge of the paper in the middle of her name. Then, my preschooler invented a solution. With a correct, tight pencil grasp and a look of determination on her face, she shortened her name to her family nickname that she never used at school. These printable Valentines with options won’t give kids that same problem!
Printable Valentines and Non-Candy Gift
These sweet penguin valentine cards won’t give your children the same problem as my daughter had.
I’ve put a wide, lined space for signing, and even made an alternate version without the word “Love” for kids who need the entire line.
To go with the penguin in a winter hat and the sentiment, “You warm my heart,” we made felt heart necklaces. They’re super easy to make.
- Pony beads
- Narrow ribbon (we used 1/8-inch) cut into 24-inch lengths
- Scissors sharp enough to cut fabric
1. Cut out hearts from the felt. Our hearts measure 1.75 inches at the widest point.
2. Fold the top third of the heart down towards the pointy end. With sharp scissors, snip two small slits into the fold. (see photo)
You can put these necklaces into an envelope along with the Valentine’s card, or just fold each card in half around the necklace and seal the 3 open sides with stickers.
My daughter is old enough to write her name pretty small these days (she’s in 2nd grade now), but she loved getting to model our sweet necklace.
I added a “big kid version” of the card so she can send them to each of her friends this Valentine’s Day.
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Then, for Valentine fun planned for you this February, hop over and grab our Valentine math and literacy centers!