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Do you remember how fun Valentine’s Day parties were in elementary school? Making Valentine mailboxes, passing out cards, and playing candy heart bingo. Back in the days of innocent crushes, and conversation heart love notes.
Now that I am no longer in school and Valentine’s Day isn’t filled with Scooby Doo packs of cards, I still prefer the innocence of Valentine’s Day centered around candy, friends and craft projects.
As a way to continue my love of hearts and arts and crafts I have created several Valentine’s Day printables for kids. Art projects, math activities, and games!
I made them originally for my mom’s classroom. She teaches first grade up the street and loves integrating arts into her curriculum. Her students are often singing and painting. The floor often splattered with sparkles. With her ideas and inspiration I began creating printable art project templates and activities for her students.
Using Adobe Illustrator to turn my artwork into printables, I am able to share my templates with other teachers across the country through a shop on TeachersPayTeachers. Students and teachers can use the entire Adobe Creative Cloud Collection for 60% off.
My other favorite Valentine’s Day activities include: candy heart bingo, tic-tac-toe, 120 charts, unifix cube graphs, candy heart graphs, task cards and story problems, all of these make fun additions to Valentine’s Day parties or for use anytime during February.
The individual price for each Valentine’s activity I have made ranges from $0 to $5, that’s not a lot considering they each took me at least 8 hours to make. But over time it adds up!
Last year I made $140 by selling Valentine’s Day activities!
Keeping my prices reasonable reminds me that they are for the kids and makes them accessible to many teachers. I love receiving comments about how much students enjoyed these activities!
- Join for Free as a Basic Seller or Premium Seller. You can use my referral link to get started.
- Choose a shop name, you can always change this later. Using your own name is also a great option.
- Start creating worksheets, games or art projects. I love creating art projects, but you can create any teaching resource for your classroom or for your own kids. I use Adobe Illustrator for all of my products but they can also be created in PowerPoint. Save them as a PDF and they are ready to upload!
- Create one Free Download. You are required to have one free download so others can sample the quality of your work. Here is my current free Tic Tac Toe game as an example.
- Create a product to sell. This product can expand on your download. I also have a pumpkin tic tac toe game that I link to from my freebie.
- Create a fun thumbnail. There is an automatic thumbnail generation I used when I first started. I found the best thumbnails have a colorful background and sample of the product on them. This can also be done in Illustrator or PowerPoint.
- Set a fair price. Remember teachers will still have to print your product after downloading a PDF so keep in mind printing costs and not price your items too high. Don’t sell your self short either. Consider a price per page (ex. 20 cents) when getting started.
- Keep going! Create fun resources and share them on teacherspayteachers often.
I would love to see how your students and kids like these! You can tag me on Instagram @pedersenpost or @everydaytreks.