Valentine's Day Classroom Decoration Ideas
Valentine’s Day Classroom Decorations
Decorating your preschool classroom for any holiday can
be fun. What’s even more fun is helping kids decorate it themselves.
Valentine’s Day decorations are easy to do and the kids will enjoy making them
and seeing their creations up for the month.
You will need red and
pink construction paper cut into heart shapes of different sizes. You can
trace the hearts on the construction paper and cut out the shapes. You will
also need letter stencils, glue, string, a hole punch, stapler, valentine
themed stickers, wooden skewers or thin dow rods, Styrofoam heart pieces, red
paint and pieces of red and pink ribbon.
Start them out by making
a Valentine’s Day banner. The hearts will all have to be the same size for
this step. Once the hearts are cut out, use the stencils on red and pink
construction paper to trace the letters that spell out Valentine’s Day. Place
one letter on each of the hearts. Use red and pink hearts both and make the
letters alternating colors so they stand out. Have the children paste the
letters on each of the hearts. With the hole punch place a small hole in the
top of each heart. Sting the hearts on a piece of string. Place the banner
up high where everyone can see it and staple it so it doesn’t fall down
Let the kids decorate
other hearts with stickers to be placed around the room. These can be placed
on bulletin boards, walls, hung from the ceiling or even placed on the door to
We can’t leave Cupid out
either. Be sure to have a couple of them hung in your room. Let the children
make arrows for your cupids. It’s pretty easy. First, have the children
paint Styrofoam hearts red. Cover their clothing and the table to keep
disasters from happening. Once the paint dries, poke the heart onto one end
of a skewer or dow. Cut up pieces of red ribbon to gather together and tie
around the other end. This will act like the feathers of the arrow. Now glue
the arrows to the pictures of cupid.
You preschoolers will
want everyone to come see the decorations they made for the classroom. They
will be excited that they did it themselves and made their classroom a
Valentine’s Day showcase for all who enter to enjoy.
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Decorate Your Classroom with Ribbon
Preschoolers love to decorate. When it comes to
Valentine’s Day it can be rather hard to find ways of decorating that don’t
include paper hearts or cupid and an arrow. This idea helps bring the color
of Valentine’s Day into your decorations but also gives many items in your
classroom a little more than just a heart.
Give the kids the ribbon and turn them lose. Of course
you will need to help them do the hanging and show them how to tie the bows.
Here are just a few places they can use their ribbon to decorate the
Hang it from the ceiling.
Make loops around doorknobs and tie it to cabinet doors.
They can twist it together and make long chains to hang
from doorframes. Ribbon can make some nice forms to be taped to the wall.
Use a pair of scissors to curl the ribbon. This will
make pretty designs when tied around objects in the classroom. It can also
put life into ribbons hanging from the wall or a blackboard.
Ribbon can be used just about anywhere in your room.
Putting it to good use as Valentine’s Day decorations is one way to get every
mile out that ribbon. Giving children the ribbon to decorate is a great way
to let them express their own unique decorating charm.
Construction Paper Streamers for Valentine’s Day
Can you remember when you were young making those
construction paper streamers to put around the Christmas tree? Preschoolers
are great at that type of craft. Show them how to make Valentine’s Day
streamers to help decorate the classroom this year.
Red, pink and white are the normal colors used for
Valentine’s Day but if the kids want to go crazy and use other colors let them
go for it. The more festive the colors the better the decorations will look
to the children.
Cut the construction paper into one-inch strips. Make a
ring with the strip and glue the ends together. Preschoolers can use glue
sticks pretty easy. They aren’t as difficult to maneuver and make less of a
mess than the bottles of glue do.
Take the next strip and poke it through the circle of the
first ring. Glue those ends together. Continue doing this until you have a
streamer as long as you want. The children may decide after a few minutes
they have done enough or you may find you have a streamer that will go
completely around the room but that’s okay. Every single banner, no matter how
long or short, is an important part of the decorations.
Now have fun hanging them up. Before you know it the
whole classroom will be decorated with Valentine’s Day streamers. What a
colorful place to be when it’s cold and dreary outside.