• markers
  • color pencils
  • construction paper
  • tissue paper
  • tagboard
  • glue
Note: This probably does not cover any of the TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge Skills); however, it does teach the
students how to give back to the community and appreciate
the sacrifices of our veterans.


1. Using the materials above and your imagination, create valentines. The only criteria I set forth is
G-rated texts and pictures; no copying copy-righted characters; do a good job--something you would
be proud to give grandma, mother, aunt, etc.

2. Call the hospital where you plan to send your valentines. They may have special requirements to
be followed for acceptable items.

It's great fun, and the students do a great job knowing their work will be greatly appreciated.

For a listing of Veterans Hospitals, contact