WW: Valentine's Day Homework for Parents

Hey everyone! This month, the Weekend Warriors are bringing you some super sweet Valentine's Day ideas!
Every year around this time, I give my students' grown ups homework. The kids are SO excited to take the homework home for someone else :)

Their assignment? Make their kiddo a valentine. I love how this project brings home to school. I give them a giant heart cut out of tagboard, and the rest is up to them. I encourage them to decorate, write messages, use pictures, etc. The grown ups always rise to the occasion!

I don't have many examples to share because mine are due back next week, but here are a few of the ones that came back early. I've covered up the kids' photos, so trust me, they're so much cuter in person!!

This was a first for me: this family used magazine clippings! Very cool, just like their child :)

You should see the smiles my students have when they see their hearts! I hang them up above each student's coat hook in the hallway. They're such a happy reminder of the kids and families we teachers are entrusted with every day. I'll update this post next week once I get them all back and hang them up :)

I've had quite a few students and parents tell me that they still have the heart years after they've left second grade. This is truly a homework "assignment" that everyone LOVES!

Want to see some more LOVELY ideas? Check out these ladies' blogs below!


  1. What a great idea! I can only imagine how happy these make your students. I am definitely going to have to give this idea a try!

    Primarily Speaking

  2. Love this idea!! are you willing to share the letter you send home requesting this??

  3. I do the same thing with my 2nd graders!! I send home the cut out and a letter in a manila envelope. Since my students have lockers, I wait until they are away at a special or out for recess, then I use heavy magnet tape to attach them just inside their locker door. I line them all up in the hall and have all top lockers go , then bottoms. You should see their expressions when they see their family's Valentine for the first time! I tell them that even when they are in school their parents love them. I leave them up for a month or two, depending on the class. Such a great home-school connection. Even for my "big" 2nd graders! Note: this year, I had a room parent whose older child I had had a year ago. I gave her the instructions and let her prepare all the hearts. Big time saver for me, and everyone will still be surprised!


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