Valentine’s Day is this week and for those of you who still need some ideas here are a few. I don’t know about you, but I have several students with food allergies and/or dietary restrictions. Since candy is a popular choice, this can make giving little gifts to my students a little tricky. I don’t want to get one type of item for the majority of my kids and then a few have something different. This usually leads to “Why does he have that?” or “What can’t I that one?”. It make them feel left out. I have found it is best to stay away from food all together. I turned to Pinterest for help and found some really cute ideas and links the I wanted to share.
Getting bubbles from the dollar store ( my favorite place ) and either attaching them to a card or putting them in a plastic bag with a label that says: “Being your friend make me burst with joy!”. You can make labels by getting some blank adhesive labels from Walmart or Staples. I like the Avery brand, they print well. Most of these have a template that you can use in Word and print a whole sheet of labels in a snap.
A trip to dollar for some play-doh and you have another cute gift idea. The mini jars of play-doh can come in packs of 8 sometimes, so if you have a large caseload this can be very cost effective. Some plastic sandwich bags and with labels that say: “You make me ‘squishy’ inside!” and you have another gift idea.
Get a small pack of crayons and print some labels that say: ” Have a colorful Valentine’s Day! XOXO Your Awesome Speech Teacher” No plastic bag needed.
These cute ideas were found here.
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I found these cute Valentine’s Day cards at Walmart. One pack contains cards that the kids make into spinning tops and the other are Angry Birds themed with temporary tattoos. The nice thing is I can put the left overs in my prize box. I hope this helps with some ideas for your speech room.