Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Free Printable: "O-FISH-ally" Goldfish Preschool Valentines

Last year, I was the clueless mom that didn't realize that 18-month-olds exchanged valentines at school until C came home with a list of names the night before - when Blair was out of town - cue panic mode.  

This year, I was prepared!  I can't stand the thought of giving other toddlers candy or sweets with their valentines, and most of the pre-packaged varieties were for characters C had never heard of.  I decided to go with Goldfish, C's favorite snack.  These cards would also work well with Goldfish Grahams or Swedish Fish if you have older kids or just don't mind the sugar :)

Note: I bought a box of 30 bags of Goldfish at Sam's, not noticing that they were 1.5-ounce bags instead of the normal 1-ounce bags they sell at the grocery store.  The bags are huge (but were still cheaper than buying multiple packages of the 1-ounce grocery store Goldfish).  I noticed that in the Valentine's Day section at Target, there were little mini bags of Goldfish Grahams that are the perfect size for a valentine (why don't they have tiny bags of regular Goldfish too?!)  So, you might want to pay attention to the size of the bag if you don't want huge ones like mine :)

Click here to download a PDF file of the printable "O-FISH-ally" Valentine's cards.  I tweaked the colors after I printed mine to make them a bit brighter.  There is one page of mixed colors, and one page of each of the five colors - so you can decide which page(s) to print for your kiddo's Valentine's color preferences.  I chose to print a variety of colors (on plain white cardstock) and let C choose which color to give to each friend.

Happy Valentine's Day!
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