Wednesday, 25 January 2012


So I have say, there are days when I feel so blessed to be a teacher and work with my precious cuties! The group I have this year are very affectionate and very good at filling each others' buckets. Most days I walk in and my room is filled with smiles and so many hugs! I haven't always had such a collectively kind and caring dynamic (so often it can be filled with girl drama), but this year, more than any other year, they are bucket filling stars!

I know I am jumping a bit ahead, but I wanted to show you what I plan to give my firsties for Valentine's Day. I love gift giving, and when I originally saw this idea on Pinterest, I knew it was something my bank account and patience could handle to assemble! Aren't they just darling?!
 I Dig You! Valentine
I ordered and purchased the small red shovels from an American online company called Plastics From US. They sell everything plastic, from buckets and bottles, to Frisbees and plates! Not only did they offer reasonable prices and relatively quick delivery (1 week), the shipping was FREE! The labels were courtesy of Stephanie Frye at The Frye Family Blog

Valentines Day Student Gift Labels for Shovel

If you are in desperate need for Valentine inspiration, look no further because below are some of the cutest (and easy) crafts to gift your students... 

 'I Chews U' Gumball Valentine
Originally Posted on Living With Three Moon Babies
How cute! And easy! Here is a copy of the Gumball template that Marjorie designed and so graciously shared. Print it off on colourful card stock paper and you are ready to go! Easy as 1, 2, 3!

Valentines Day Gum Ball Gift Template

Valentine Pencils
Originally Posted on Scrap Matters
What kid wouldn't want to receive one of these adorable and tasty pencils? The pencils are made from Rolos or Sweethearts, with a Hershey's Kiss as the tip of the pencil.

Felt Fortune Cookies
Originally Posted on Martha Stewart 
You could add a personalized fortune or message for each child to make an extra special treat for your students!

'You Rock Valentine!' Gift 
Originally Posted on A Small Snippet
Pop Rocks is my all-time FAVOURITE kid junk food. The feeling of it popping in your mouth! Seriously fun! Enough said!

'You Make My Heart Glow' Valentine
Originally Posted on The Teacher Wife
A great Valentine treat alternative for those students who have food allergies or reduced sugar diets!

There you have it blogging friends! A compilation of some of the most creative Valentine gift ideas to give your students. Now the hard part...Deciding which one to make! If you have a Valentine idea please share!

Happy Wednesday everyone! I Dig You!


  1. Precious ideas! Thanks for sharing! Just found you! Had to follow!

    Peace, Love and First Grade

  2. Thanks for the nice comment and for joining!