Today was a busy day in my first grade class. We first changed our prayer table cloth to purple in preparation of Lent and added our crown of thorns.
We then put up our Alleluia sign to then take it down after our prayer.
I downloaded the free printable St. Valentine bookmarks from Sanctus Simplicitus.
Thank you CeAnne!
She has two different types of bookmarks as well as holy cards of St. Valentine.
Our craft for the day was the St. Valentine Love Banner which includes scripture verses of God's love for us and our call to love others.
Here are some close ups of the St. Valentine Love Banner.
As you can tell, I did a lot of prep work since our class time is limited.
I printed out the verses and then traced a heart shape around them on
pretty red, pink and purple paper.
I cut them all out before class.
I googled a picture of St. Valentine that I liked and used the same step as above.
It looked pretty on our prayer table.
I had my students punch holes and then thread the yarn through their hearts.
They also decorated around their scripture verses with more sticker hearts.
I read this book to my class that I checked out of my local library:
Here are a few treats I made for my students to take home:
I found these delightful Hershey Kiss stickers for Valentine's day at Amanda's Parties To Go.
She offers them as a free printable with many other options for various holidays.
Thank you Amanda! Her blog is a feast for the eyes!
She also has an Etsy shop HERE with so many wonderful party printables.
I had noticed that she had treat toppers and I tried contacting her asking if it's possible to insert
a picture of St. Valentine onto the printable. I didn't hear back so it spurred me on to try and
find a way to make one myself.
I came across a tutorial on how to make Hershey candy wrappers HERE and
I stumbled through it and below is my result.
I couldn't figure out how to remove the blue background but that's ok for my first attempt!
I love this mosaic picture of St. Valentine!
Here are the other library books I had for our quiet time reading for those
who finished their work.
I didn't put the candy on our table until close to the end of class.
It would have been a definite distraction for sure!
I also downloaded the free Lenten Calendar printable from Catholic Icing.
Thank you Lacy!
Since we ran out of time, I sent home a coloring page of St. Valentine from Waltzing Matilda.
Thank you Charlotte!
It was a busy and fun day for my class! Thank you CeAnne from Sanctus Simplicitus, Amanda from Amanda's Parties To Go, Lacy from Catholic Icing and Charlotte from Waltzing Matilda for your generosity in sharing your talents with your followers! My students are blessed by your gifts. Thank you!
St. Valentine, pray for us!
St. Scholastica, pray for us!
Linking up with Jennifer over at Catholic Inspired.