Sunday, January 26, 2014

Valentine Mailbox Ideas and a Lil' Freebie

This weekend I realized I need to send out my pre-Valentine's Day letter to all the parents. That means it is almost time to do the exchange of Valentines itself and that may mean it's time for kids or even the teacher to make their own Valentine box or bag. I was searching for possibilities and here are a bunch of neat ideas I found. Plus I linked up with Manic Monday at Classroom Freebies and Teaching Blog Addict's freebie Friday, so at the end of the post you will find a little language arts freebie you may be able to use!

Scroll down after the collage to see individual craft ideas. Images are linked in below the collage.





Do it Yourself Mailbox Crafts:


Love Notes Valentine Mailbox


Foxy Mailbox


Shoebox for Valentines



Frog Prince Valentine Card Holder





My Fave- Abe Lincoln's Hat!


Super for Star Wars Fans



Kiss Me Mailbox Craft




Groovy Grommets





Puppies are the best! 





Now if you are not crafty at all like me (I can be I suppose but it takes tons of time and effort) could purchase something already made to decorate. Here are a couple ideas I saw on Amazon (click to jump to their page on Amazon):


 



 Isn't this one super cute?  

 Never seen this one before but it looks popular - there were only 3 left in stock:
 


This is sooo cool but a splurge:



 I found a couple at other websites but couldn't get an image for you:

Really Good Stuff's Mailbox Craft
Oriental Tradings Craft


 Now if you want a whole book of ideas for Valentine's Day at school, not just a mailbox, this looks like it will do the trick:
 


As promised, here your freebie- a short but hopefully useful cause and effect practice page. Click on it to get it from Teachers Notebook or if you prefer Teachers Pay Teachers, click here:




Classroom Freebies Manic Monday

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for the freebie, Bex! By the way, the Lincoln hat is my favorite, too - so clever!
    Linda

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  2. You're so welcome Linda! Happy Monday (I guess?!) :-)

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  3. I adore the cereal box one - so simple, yet so cute! Going to ask my families to start sending some boxes in this week :) Thanks!

    Great seeing you yesterday! Hope to see you again soon :)

    Rae
    Mindful Rambles

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    1. Thanks girl! So nice to see you too! I am glad we got to squeeze in that meet up despite everyone's crazy busy schedule! :-)

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