Professional Development

February 8, 2019

Candy-Free Valentine Printable

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, it’s time to figure out what to give to your kiddos. Maybe you are a teacher who wants to give something to their whole class or maybe you are a parent who wants to give something other than candy to your child’s classmates. You also do not want to break the bank! I get it! I have been there as a teacher and am currently there as a parent. Here is a candy-free valentine printable that is FREE for you!

If you are looking for a candy free valentine for your child or students, grab this free printable! Pair them with dollar store googly eyes and you are set.

I grabbed these googly eyes from the Dollar Tree when my friend told me, “RUN! They have them!!” There were 10 in the package for only $1! What a deal!

Run to your nearest Dollar Tree to snag these reading eyes for your little readers to use during guided reading!

As a teacher, I loved using them in my guided reading groups. We put them on our fingers and used our “reading eyes” to point as we tracked the text and worked on one-to-one correspondence.

If you are looking for a way to engage your little readers during guided reading, these googly eyes are sure to be a hit! Grab the FREE printable that goes with them for Valentine's Day!

Add this FREE card to them and you are set with your candy-free valentine!

This candy free valentine freebie is sure to be a hit with your little readers! Grab the FREE printable, add googly eyes, and let your little readers read with this fun reading finger.

To make this fun, valentine card:

  1. Print the FREE candy-free valentine printable. You can choose from any of the 4 designs, or mix-and-match them.
  2. Cut the cards out.
  3. Fold the cards in half softly, without creasing.
  4. Slide the hole punch over the folded part and punch a hole in the book.
  5. Unfold the card and press on th back to make sure there is no crease showing.
  6. Using scissors, cut a line between the holes punched.
  7. Slide in the googly eyes!
If you are looking for a candy free valentine for your child or students, grab this free printable! Pair them with dollar store googly eyes and you are set. They are perfect for your kindergarten and first grade classroom.

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Grab the FREEBIE by clicking HERE or on the image below.

You’re little readers, or your child’s little friends, are SURE to be on point as they are reading with their googly eyes!!

Happy Teaching,



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Hi, I'm Amanda

I’m a K-1 teacher who is passionate about making lessons your students love and that are easy to implement for teachers.  Helping teachers like you navigate their way through their literacy block brings me great joy. I am a lifelong learner who loves staying on top of current literacy learning and practices. Here, you’ll find the tools you need to move your K-2 students forward!


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