Save the valentine box for preschool

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Up-cycle your Valentine’s Day chocolate box

Go out and treat your self to a box of chocolates but be sure to save the box!

More than a box

The valentine box is more than just a box it is also an experience.

The chocolate dividers inside the valentine box can be used for a little sensory play, patterning, and a sorting game!

Don’t forget the big heart that comes in most valentine boxes. This big heart makes a great canvas for painting or decorating.

Just flip the heart over to the side without any print and decorate it!

And that fabulous shiny red paper that the box is all wrapped in should be saved too.

The shiny paper tears easily and can be used to make a wonderful collage on clear contact paper!

And what can you do with the chocolates that are in the box? Well, you can eat them or the children can try a little taste testing! Let the children predict what will be in each chocolate morsel and then take a bite!

Now, I have given you every excuse to buy yourself a box of chocolates so go ahead and treat yourself – do it for the sake of quality early childhood education!

See how you can make this wonderful chocolate play dough for another fabulous idea to use a valentine box for!

I am linking this post up with Kid’s Get Crafty over at Red Ted’s Art Blog!

Links to Grow On

  1. Here’s how to plan a Valentine’s Day party in your classroom.
  2. DIY your own Valentine’s Day critters with your students!
  3. Create 3D Paper Heart collages for Valentine’s Day!

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Deborah J Stewart

Deborah J Stewart

Every time I think I know everything I need to know about teaching young children, God says, "Hold on a minute!" and gives me a new challenge.

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