I got an email from from Orange Cat for a link for Punny Valentine ideas. For anyone who knows the Magpad, we have been known to have some interesting conversations around the kitchen table trying to out pun each other.
When I saw Orange Cat's post, I decided to cut and paste it onto our blog. You can see the origional post by clicking here. Thank you Julie Ward for the clever ideas.
Valentine’s Day is on the horizon, the stores are already starting to fill up with Easter decorations-never mind St. Patrick’s Day-and you’ve done it again. You’ve arrived too late to the holiday-aisle party and the coveted, must-have, character (or celebrity) Valentines your kids have their hearts set on are gone. Instead of convincing them to get the “see, these are super cute,” generic, picked over knock-knock joke Valentines you made them get last year, skip the holiday aisle altogether and make your own funny, punny Valentines.
All you need are a few easy-to-find items, a printer and some creativity! You can make valentines that include a sweet treat, or if you’re trying to avoid a major sugar rush, something useful or homemade. The key is to connect a sweet saying with a fun item. Make cards, tags, stickers or bag toppers to attach to your item. Play around with fun fonts, and if you have a color printer, colors.
Then, wrap them, tag them, attach them or tie them with a sweet bow and voila! Cool, clever Valentines for friends, family and even the whole class!
Some examples to get you started:
To this saying…. Attach this!
I dig you! A plastic sand shovel with M&M’s
I like the way you roll Roll of Rolos or Toosie Rolls
You rock, Valentine! Pop Rocks
I’m hooked on you Swedish Fish
You blow me away Balloon (uninflated) or bubble gum
I’m crazy about you Crazy straw
We’re mint to be York Peppermint Patty
I’m mad about you Page from a Mad Libs book
I’m fortune-ate to have you as a friend Fortune cookie
You blow my mind, Valentine! Mini-bubbles
It’s Valentine’s Day…have a ball! Bouncy ball
You make my heart glow Glow stick
You light up my life! Glow stick
You’re #1 in my book Homemade bookmark
Hope your day is chalk full of fun A stick of sidewalk chalk
Valentine, you are just write Pen or pencil
You’re a great catch! Bag of Goldfish crackers
Can I co-coax you to be mine? Hot cocoa packet
You warm my heart Hot cocoa packet
You rule! Ruler
I’m a sucker for you! Lollipop
You a-maze me, Valentine Mini-maze puzzle
I’m stuck on you Sheet of stickers
I’m bananas over you Banana
I like you a hole bunch Donut holes
Won’t chew be mine? Gumballs
I think you’re beary nice, Valentine Teddy Grahams
You are awesomesauce! Applesauce cup
You’re my main squeeze Squeezable applesauce
A big bear hug for you Gummy bears
You cracker me up Graham crackers or Cheez-its
Start the day off right! With a little bit of preparation, you can create a fun Valentine’s breakfast made entirely out of these Valentines:
You’re my main squeeze Small bottle of orange juice
You’re the apple of my eye Small bottle of apple juice
Donut you know how much I love you? Donut
I’m bacon you to be my valentine Bacon!
Don’t waffle: Say you’ll be mine! Toaster waffles
You’re cereal-ously cool Mini box of cereal
You’re my lucky charm Mini box of Lucky Charms
While you’re at it, make one of these bigger valentines for teachers your own family celebration!
You’ve got a pizza my heart Gift card for pizza
You’re my superstar Tickets to a movie or concert
Yo! Happy Valentine’s Day! Gift card for fro yo
We make a great pair Cozy socks
Don’t ever change Bag of quarters
You are sew cool! Mini sewing kit
Bee Mine Honey bear and tea
And, whatever you do this Valentine’s Day, bee sure to have a grape day!