Create fun animals out of hearts. Make them into a short story book with a special Valentine on the final page. Templates are actual size to create animals and book out of colored 8.5" x 11" paper.
I've divided the templates up by the color of paper they could be printed on. Simply print, cut out, and assemble the animals. Take pictures of your students to use on the last page. I used googly eyes for some of the animals. A small heart shaped punch would be helpful. Older children can cut out hearts themselves, I'd put some parent helpers to work cutting out for younger children.
I am selling a colored template separately.