you make my ♥ GLOW! {v-day freebie}

I know that it isn't even February yet, but I am in the mood to skip January. 
Here in Utah it is too blah, too cold, and too depressing. 

So naturally, I am already thinking about Valentine's Day. 
My husband and I don't really do much, but I love celebrating V-Day with my students.
February is a great time to develop friendship skills and build unity in my classroom. 

Last year I gave my students glow sticks on Valentine's Day and they loved it.
{And I loved it, because glow sticks don't contain any sugar & they were from the dollar store... BONUS!}

If you want to send this Valentine home with your students this year, click the image below to download!
{To make the Valentines, just print onto white card stock, cut out, and tape onto a glow stick. Easy.}

My Valentine's Day Packet is COMING SOON!
Look for it in my TpT and TN stores next week! 

Here is a little sneak peek of the monster sacks we will be making for V-Day {included in the unit}:

My V-Day packet will include the templates to make this cute love monster. Your students will
get to choose from 3 different heads, 2 eyes, 4 different mouths, and lots of heart accents.
 I can't wait to see what kind of love monsters my students come up with!

This unit will also include math, writing, and fun games for your V-Day celebration/party.


  1. It looks fantastic!! Thank you for the freebie!

    Apples and Papers

  2. So excited about this freebie! I've had your valentines pinned for awhile now! Thanks!

  3. This is so cute! Thanks for sharing! :)

  4. Love this! Thanks.
    Now I hope my Dollar Tree has the Glow sticks.

    Yearn to Learn Blog

  5. The vday freebie is adorable!! Sooo much better than sugar:)) Super cute, thanks for sharing!!

    4th Grade Frolics

  6. *LOVE* these (mind the pun!). Thanks for sharing.

    Happy new year!

    Ѽ Alessia
    Mrs. Albanese’s Kindergarten Class

  7. Thanks for the freebie...your unit looks adorable!
    First Grade Blue SKies

  8. Very cute idea! My kids will love this!

  9. Just found your blog and I love it! I'm your newest follower! Thanks for the super cute idea for V-day!

  10. LOVE these! Thank you! I always give red heart balloons (mylar) and they serve as a great classroom decoration as well. These will be a cute card for their valentine bags. Thanks!

  11. I can't wait for that unit! Love the bag... Too cute!!

  12. How cute are these! My thir graders will love them! Thanks for sharing!

  13. I want to skip January too!!!!! And here in Riverton, it hasn't even snowed!!!!! It's just windy and cold and lame.

    Now...on to FEBRUARY!!! :) I love this Valentine! Thanks darling!!

  14. Oh my gosh, SO cute and so easy! What a brilliant idea (as usual!). Thank you!!

  15. Love the glow stick idea - downloaded and plan on using!!!

    Thanks bunches!

    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

  16. Naturally, I just love it! and I love all the valentine stuff coming out because it means my birthday is soon! One day will you give me a lesson on how to make this stuff?

  17. Can't wait for the v day pack. Your stuff is the CUTEST! I love everything I've ever purchased. Thanks for the freebie.

  18. This is such a great idea! I hate giving out candy. I can't wait for your unit! The bag is adorable.

    Swimming into Second

  19. Oh my word...this is one of the cutest things I've seen, definitely making these valentines for my class & for my own kiddos to give out! Thanks soooo much!

  20. Lindsey, is it ok if I use your pictures to link everyone to your site from my blog to tell them about this great freebie??? I love these Valentine's and I just want everyone who reads my blog to see them too!? I am very careful to give you full credit for these! They are adorable! If its not ok I will take it down! Thanks!

  21. I LOVE this idea :) Thanks for sharing!!


  22. I am so excited about this freebie! I just bought glow sticks this week at the Dollar Tree!! Thanks so much for sharing! :) Happy New Year!


  23. I love this *freebie*! Thank you so much! Your kiddos are blessed to have such a creative and fun teacher. Thank you for sharing with us and making ME a better teacher for my kiddos!

    Happy New Year!

    Heather's Heart

  24. So cute! Thanks for sharing.

    Happy New Year!!
    The First Grade Dream

  25. Thanks for the freebie! Just got back from Target and they have glow stick bracelets in the dollar spot!!

  26. I LOVE this. FYI, I just found the glow sticks at Target and am blogging about it tomorrow, Jan 4. Hope it brings you some traffic.

    Ms. M
    Ms.M's Blog
    A Teacher's Plan

  27. I love the glow stick idea! And Oriental Trading magazine has a bunch you can order wholesale :). Thanks for the awesome idea!!


  28. I featured this post on my "Friday Favorites"
    A Place Called Kindergarten

  29. So sweet!! Love this idea. I shared it on my blog here: http://vixenmade.blogspot.com/2012/01/free-printable-friday-valentine-ideas.html

  30. I love this! Is the Valentine packet on your store yet? Can't wait to purchase it!!

  31. I love your glow stick idea for Valentines Day! Would you be willing to link up this post to my Valentine Link Party going on now? I'd love to have you! Thanks, Michelle

  32. thank you so much! found your post on pinterest and my preschooler is in LOVE with glow sticks so this is the perfect non-treat valentine for her to give to her friends.

    for anyone else looking, check your target dollar spot for tubes of 15 sticks for $1. i buy five packages at a time as my girls get one each night at bedtime. :)

  33. This is such a cute idea! I'm featuring you on Wednesday in a kid's Valentine post. Please stop by and check it out!

  34. Thank you for the cute idea and the free printable. My class is going to love it.

  35. Love these - I linked up over at my blog! thanks. www.thatsmykindofparty.com

  36. Hi! I love your glow stick idea and want to use it for my classroom. I teach in a "team taught" room though and it really will need to be from BOTH of us. You wouldn't possibly be able to edit this "freebie" to say "You make our hearts GLOW!" would you? You may not have time to do this but it would keep us from reinventing the wheel. We want to be grammatically correct. Our 1st graders will love the glow sticks! Thanks for the awesome idea!


  37. so cute! found this on pinterest, thanks!

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  39. Last night I showed my 4 year old daughter a number of Valentine ideas I've pinned on Pinterest and as soon as she saw your Glow Stick Valentines, she immediately abandoned all thoughts of candy Valentines and wanted to do these!

    I found packages of 15 glow stick bracelets at Michael's craft store today for $1 and printed out your adorable Valentines.

    Thank you so much for sharing! I'm sure these will be a hit with her entire daycare class!

  40. Thank you for the valentines! What a wonderful idea! I am your newest follower (I found you via. pintrest).

  41. thank you for sharing this with us! my 8 year old loves it! i found glow bracelets and just printed out all the hearts for her to sign-she's very excited! thanks for the great idea and for making my valentine's day much easier :)

  42. Thanks for this great idea! Found Glow Bracelets at the $1 store (not as great a deal as the PP who found 15 for $1 at Michael's... score! I might have to check that out today!)
    and just printed out the PDF. So cool. Thanks!

  43. LOVE the glow sticks idea! I just had to use it myself and they loved it!

    THANKS for the GREAT idea!
    First Grade a la Carte

  44. Thanks for sharing! I love this idea! I'm tucking it away for next year--hopefully I won't forget. :)

  45. Just love your freebies thanks again.
    Faye's busy bees

  46. Thank you! This was perfect for to do with my kids for an act of service.

  47. Thank you so much for posting! Found it on Pinterest and I just love this idea.

    I've linked to you here, if you want to check it out.

    Cheers to great ideas!!!

  48. Thanks for the freebie! This is the 2nd year I've used these in my classroom. Such a great idea!
    Teacher Treasure Hunter

  49. My muffins loved these!!! Thank you so much for sharing!!


    A Grade One Nut and Her Squirrelly Crew

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  51. HI and Thank you for your cute idea and post...Your blog is super cute and I updated the corrected link on my Blog www.creativepartyideasbycheryl.blogspot.com, I looked and your idea and photo were given credit but the incorrect link was fixed. I never would post a photo without the proper credit for ideas or photo. If you do not want it on my blog please let me know and I will remove. Thank you again for your super cute idea(s)....


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