Digital Valentines Day Cards for Kids
Don’t miss out on your yearly Valentine cards exchange with your students! With this 100% virtual and engaging resource, kids can decorate their own mailbox and create digital Valentine Day cards to share with classmates, family, and even you, their teacher! And with 4 themes to choose from and over 100 graphics, each child’s card will be uniquely their own.
Each license is for one teacher’s use only. Please use my contact form to inquire about grade level, group, and school-wide discounts.
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Overview of How to Make a Digital Valentines Day Card
Students will have access to 6 different mailbox templates that they can personalize with candies, cards, and stickers. If your class have never used Google Slides before, this is a great activity to do with them as an introduction. It’s a substitution for decorating an actual mailbox. However, upper elementary students may be able to use it to house the Valentine’s Day cards they receive by copying them into the same slide deck. Be advised this is an extra step that I don’t recommend for little children.
As for the digital Valentine cards, there are 4 themes to select from (lovebot robots, bugs, sweet treats, and flying high). Each theme includes 6 unique graphics that can be resized, rotated, and flipped to fit how they want. Additionally, the main text for each card has been saved as an image. This allows students to overlap the text on top of the graphic to make it fit or look interesting. Step-by-step directions are provided in Slides to show them what to do.
After the graphic is added, kids can personalize the “to” and “from” section as well as type a short message to the recipient to let them know how much they love being friends. Use this to teach about letter writing!
Lastly, these digital Valentine’s Day card templates include directions on how to break up the original document into 2 separate assignments (mailbox and cards). This will allow you to make them as separate assignments. I also explain how to share those assignments with your class and how kids can share their Valentines with each other (and you!) through Google Slides and Drive. I also quickly touch upon using Padlet and Jamboard to share pngs or jpegs of the cards.
Please note that the main text on each slide (“You Rate Sky High With Me” and “I’m Nuts About You,” for example) has been saved as an image. This will allow students to overlap graphics and text so they fit better. Because the text is saved as an image, it is not editable.
The download contains a 6-page PDF with step-by-step directions on how to access the templates. And this document comes ready to go in Google Drive, so don’t worry about trying to figure out how to import it into your Drive!
I’ve included directions for how to create the mailbox and Valentine cards as well as some basic computer skills like copy/pasting, rotating, ordering, and adjusting the size of images.
- 1st grade through 5th grade
You Will Receive:
- 1 Non-Editable PDF – Basic overview of setting up the assignments, working with the templates, assigning them, and how students will share their Valentines with each other.
- Google Drive Access Link – A link to download the digital Valentine card templates located on page 3 of the PDF.
- 12 Student Directions Slides – These give an overview of how to decorate the mailbox and cards and how to use some of the basic features of Google Slides including how to copy/paste, rotate, scale up/down, and change the order of objects in a layout.
- 30 Student Useable Background Slides – These include patterned backgrounds with labels for names. This is where students will decorate their mailbox and Valenines. Any background not being using can be deleted once they’ve selected which one they want to work with.
- 110 Moveable Objects – These items can be copied and pasted into the background slides mentioned previously. They will use these items to decorate their mailbox and cards. These are images of robots, bugs, desserts, and objects that fly. This also includes the main text on each card template slide. (DISCLAIMER: the graphics used in this file may not be used to create commercial resources).
- 2 Teacher Examples – The last two slides of the deck can be used to demonstrate on and show your class a completed version of a mailbox and card. Do not include these when you send a copy of the Valentine card templates to your class.
- Each template page is designed on 8.5×11″ slides and can be printed if desired.
Frequently Asked Questions for Digital Valentines Day Cards for Kids
- Does this work in Schoology, Microsoft Teams, Seesaw, and Canvas? Yes! Anything created in Google Slides can be shared with your class. You’re just using those LMS’s to assign things.
- Do students need their own Google account to use this? Yes, they will need access to Slides to work in this program. However, you can download the file in PowerPoint and have your class use that instead. First, open the file. Then, go to FILE >> DOWNLOAD >> MICROSOFT POWERPOINT.
- Can students add their own graphics and text to the design Yes! For this assignment, kids could draw their own Valentine image on paper, scan it or snap a picture of it, and use an online tool to remove the background (search for “remove background from image” and you’ll find many free websites. Once they have it saved to their Drive, they can import and manipulate it like any of the other graphics.
- How do students exchange digital Valentines Day cards? The PDF download explains five different ways to share. Two involve using an app and three are done right inside Google Slides/Drive by using the internal “sharing” functionality.
- How do I get the templates to show up in my school Google account if I accidentally opened it in my personal account? Very easy. First, log out of your personal account. Then, log into your school Google account. Lastly, click on the link in the PDF and it will show up in your Drive.
- Do I need to buy a download for each student? No. But you do need to purchase a license for each adult who will use it in your school.
- I downloaded your PDF, but I can’t figure out where to access the Google Slides document. Click the link with the pointing arrow on Page 3.