Inside: Choose from these printable Valentines cards for school and friends that kids can print for free and use to spread kindness.
As a kid, I used to look forward to Valentine’s Day from the day after Christmas until February 14th.
Making Valentine’s cards and then being able to go around your class to put each card into your classmates’ mailboxes or bags was the ultimate joy in school.
And then even better, was going through your bag and seeing each valentine you received and the goodies that came with it.
Now many schools don’t allow food goodies to be brought to school even for holidays so that makes the choice of the valentine cards even more special.
If you’re not sure which box of valentines to choose in the store, you’ll love these printable valentines cards kids can personalize for their classmates that spread a little kindness and some friendship at the same time.
Kindness and Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to focus on kindness and friendship with kids because the love part is built in. And kids understand that there are different kinds of love: romantic love, love for family, love for pets, and love for your favorite food.
So February is a great time of the year to celebrate kindness, friendship, and love and to focus on spreading more of that to everyone around us.
To do that, we countdown to Valentine’s Day with this Kindness Countdown paper chain. Kids cand do one kind thing at day as they get closer and closer to February 14th.
We use this Valentine’s Day Kind or Unkind Sort Game where kids can decide what is kind and what is not.
We use these Valentine’s Day Role Playing to practice being kind before the holiday.
We use this I Show Love and Kindness interactive emergent reader that also has writing prompts and discussion starters.
And of course, we use kindness valentine books like these:
But we absolutely love, love, love to use printable valentines cards to celebrate the holiday.
Printable Valentines Cards for School
There are a ton of choices for Valentine cards and of course, you can purchase some and use those.
But if you want something more personalized and spread kindness at the same time, you’ll love these printable kindness Valentine cards. We have a bunch for you to choose from!
The main thing to keep in mind is to keep it kind: every classmate gets a valentine if your child is in elementary school, even if they’re not friends.
Educators: These printable valentines cards are great to print out and have on hand in case you have students who don’t bring in valentine cards but still want to participate OR forget to bring in enough cards for everyone. They’re also great for your students to pass out to Peer Buddies or school staff (school secretaries, custodians, TAs, PE coaches, lunch duty staff, etc.)
Kindness Valentine Cards
Kids can write notes to their friends, classmates, educators and, school staff (like the custodian) to spread kindness to everyone on Valentine’s Day.
Kindness Conversation Heart Valentine Cards
Spread the message that kindness is cool with these conversation heart valentine cards inspired by the candies. You can give just the valentine or tape it to a box of Conversation Heart candies as a gift.
Friendship Cards that can also be Printable Valentines Cards
Your kids can pass out these friendship cards any time of the year to their friends that show what a good pair they make, kind of like mac and cheese and peanut butter and jelly (and a bunch of other awesome combos!)
These are honestly my favorite ones because they’re so darn cute.
Punny Printable Valentine Cards
Kids can personalize each of these punny printable valentine cards and give them to friends and classmates on their own or with a small gift. You can attach dollar store goodies to these (heart shaped balloons, stickers, etc.) or food treats like a bag of Goldfish to the fish one.
Each kid can get a different card or you can print them so everyone in your child’s class gets the same one.
Not sure what to do with all of your kids’ Valentine cards once they bring them home from school? You’ll love this Valentine’s Day card placemat idea that saves them from being thrown away but also keeps them contained and not dumped on the floor.