Something Different for Valentine's Day

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  1. TeacherSandra

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    I'd like to do a new twist on Valentine's Day, but I'm not quite sure what. Does anyone here do anything "different" in regards to card exchange? Every year, I encourage "homemade" cards to be brought in, but I guess that's asking too much.
    :unsure: Help!
     
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    Perhaps the students could make cards for kids in a nearby hospital.
     
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    Secret Valentine?
     
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    I like the hospital idea, or maybe even write letters to soldiers stationed in Iraq. There are a lot of options as well besides these.
     
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    Nursing homes would love Valentines... I bet....
     
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    Party in a bag!
    I usually have the kids fill one paper lunch bag.
    In the bag they include one homemade and festive bookmark, one sm bag of chips, one juice bag/box, one sweet treat, and one small festive gift. Then we play musical chairs for the bags. We decorate the bags and bookmarks at school around the 1st of Feb. Then I send it home with a note of what the bag should be filled with. Kids and parents LOVE it.
     
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    I like the party in a bag idea!

    Every year I send home a note saying to sign the Valentine's. Every year I get at least I unopened box of Valentine's. That's in addition to those kiddos who don't bring in any Valentine's!
     

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