With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, many schools are getting ready for their class parties and Prince C’s preschool is no exception. I (Erin) wanted to come up with a unique Valentine this year that combined a bit of science fun with a great indoor activity for these long winter months.
-Film Canister (You can find them online, like Amazon)
-Antacid Tablet (Alka-Seltzer or a generic brand)
-Printables-Bag Topper, Rocket Instructions, Fuel Instructions
Step 1: Decorate the rocket (film canister) with washi tape. I found some washi tape that was the exact width of the film canister and I used that as my base color. I used other patterned pieces of washi tape for extra flair.
Step 2: Pack antacid in a separate small envelope and attach a label. I used my Silhouette to cut out an envelope shape, and I secured it with a piece of tape. I printed out a sticker with the “rocket fuel” instructions and stuck it on the front of the envelope.
Step 3. Print and cut rocket launch directions. I created this printable if you’d like to download it HERE. I also laminated each card to add durability and keep it protected during the launch.
Step 4: Gather all three parts to the Valentine and place in a baggie. Print out the bag topper and attach to the top of the bag. I designed two bag toppers. You can download the generic one (seen below) HERE or if you’d like a place for your child to write their name, you can download that one HERE.
This Valentine so easy to pull together, and it’s very entertaining on these long indoor days. Prince C is so excited to hand these out at school and all three of my boys request daily launches with loud, boisterous countdowns! 3, 2, 1, BLAST OFF!