Seventh graders may frown at the tradition for younger children of exchanging valentines with everyone they know, but they’d probably still like to be involved in the holiday in some form. At this age, they probably even have a crush on someone, and they may like to make an extra-special valentine for someone in particular.
Making valentines can be more elaborate at this age. Don’t rely on the traditional construction paper, markers, stickers, and glittler. There’s so much more that can be done! Do a quick internet search for valentine-making for older kids, and you’re sure to come up with some more palatable options. Special artist paints, oil pastels, and designer scrapbooking papers, for example, would really lend themselves to such a project. Poetry too, has a place in valentines, so encourage your kids to write some original prose for their cards. Their friends and relatives, as well as any special someone in their life, will be impressed!