January 14, 2017

Valentine Shopping at Oriental Trading

Guess what a month from today is?  Valentine’s Day!!!   It will be here before you know it.  It didn't take me very long to find  several cute items at Oriental Trading


I try to send home Family Project several times during the year. I saw this  Valentine Heart Pocket Classroom Quilt and I knew that it would be perfect for the month of February. Each student will be given their own square to take home and decorate. When the squares are returned they will be displayed like the picture below. I can hardly wait to see what they look like! (I will update the picture when I get them back from my students! 

These Rainbow Hearts will work out perfectly for my first graders to work on when they finish up their daily work.   

They are really cool. In the package there are 24 individual kits. Everything you need is there, well except for a pencil. Students complete one color at a time by peeling the next piece of precut paper off, wrapping the tissue paper at the end of the pencil and pushing it to the sticky part. No glue involved! I must admit there was one issue with these hearts. Have you heard of Roy G BIV? Well that is how my students remember the order of the colors on the rainbow (Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Indigo & Violet). This is not the order listed on the directionsbut Im totally okay with that who needs directions anyways?? My kiddos know the order.


First graders always need more practice writing sentences. They will have so much fun writing different types of sentences while using these fun Valentine Conversation Self-Adhesive Foam Heart Stickers. There are two sizes and there are several saying on the pieces.

These Heart Masks will be so much fun to make and what little first grader wouldn’t love wearing them when they are are decorated. If you don’t like messy, they could color them using markers, crayons, or colored pencils. I’m all about letting them express themselves, so they will pick from a variety of items I have at school even glitter!!! If you decide to get this be careful the product says it will make 24, but the package I received had only enough for 12. hmmmm...

I also found a heart shaped card I will be giving my kiddos in their Valentine boxes. It says “I Think You Are Just Write” and it already has 2 holes to put the pencil through. It can’t get much easier than that!

These Peanuts® Valentines Day Pencils along with these Frosted Valentine Hot Air Balloon Lollipops will also be a hit in their boxes. My kiddos love the frosted lollipops they have there. They have a huge selection of really cute ones.

Lastly, I can’t forget my precious dog Samson. Here he is modeling one of the three Valentine's Print Bandanas that came in a package (3 different designs). Isn’t he about the cutest thing you have seen today? Precious boy!

That’s it.  I know your favorite is my little puppy dogbut trust me there is a lot of stuff to check out over at Oriental Trading for very reasonable prices. Head on over their to check out all their Valentine's Day crafts, decorations, teacher supplies, toys, etc. Don't wait too long though... Valentine’s Day will be here soon!

I received these products at no charge in exchange for my honest review of their products. The opinions expressed above are my own.