This post originally appeared on January 13, 2012.
Valentine’s Day is going to be so much fun this year! The Valentine cards we made to hand out at M and M’s schools turned out so cute, but I just couldn’t stop with those. We have a group of neighborhood kids that have become regulars in our backyard. I really want to give them extra special Valentine cards.
These adorable I Spy Valentine cards are not just cards… they are a Valentines game!
To make this search-and-find Valentine I started by taking a walk on our street. I took about 20 pictures, trying to capture as many sections of the street as possible. The kids that will be recieving these are ages 5-10 so I did my best to make them challenging. It would be very easy to modify them to be a good fit for younger kids (just make the pictures more obvious). I used Picasa to create a 4×6 collage. Then I moved them over to PicMonkey and added the text. I printed them onto photo paper (but I think next time I’ll just order them to be printed for me).
The directions for the game were really easy.
I Spy Valentines Game
Take a walk down
(your street name)
Each time you spy
a match place a
sticker on the picture.
You’ll have to look extra
close to spy these special places.
After printing, and cutting them out I used a glue stick to attach a set of directions to card stock that is just a little bigger than the picture. I used the glue stick to attach the stickers too. (Just a dab for the stickers so they will be easy to remove when it’s time to play!)
Normally I am a pretty patient person, but these are so cute…. I don’t know if I can wait until Valentine’s Day to hand out these Valentine Cards! (See what torture I put myself through just for you! )
This post is a part of the Valentines lesson plan
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