I Love You Because… Cute Classroom Valentine’s Day Craft

This Valentine’s Day craft is a perfect activity for a classroom or child care.  They are fun and easy to do and make great gifts for parents or loved ones. The kids will enjoy decorating their jar and writing why they love mom, dad, or loved one. 

This I love you because…cute classroom Valentine’s Day is perfect for elementary school students. Even preschoolers and Kindergarteners can make one with teacher assistance. Follow the step-by-step directions below to make an I Love You Because…Valentine’s Day Jar.

Materials:  Construction paper, scissors, markers, plastic jar with lid, tissue paper, ribbon, paint markers

Step 1: Cut out about 5 hearts from different color construction paper.  These will represent conversation hearts.

Step 2:  Give each child a plastic jar with a lid, hearts, and some markers

Step 3:  Have the child write on the plastic jar I love you because…  They can also decorate the lid of the jar.

Step 4:  Have the children write on each heart a reason why they love their mom, dad, or loved one.  If working with younger children just ask them what they want to write and write it for them.

Step 5:  Fill the jar with the hearts.  You can also add a couple of pieces of candy if you would like.

Step 6: Close the jar and wrap it in tissue paper and tie it with a ribbon.  Give the jar to the child to take home to their loved one.