Valentines Card

I have a Valentine card treat for you today that you can give to your students next week!

This card will be the size of a half a sheet of computer paper when you print it and fold it in the middle. It is made to be printed on both sides of your paper. You will need to either use card stock or thicker paper so the print will not bleed through. Don’t even bother to print on 20# paper on both sides, unless you are just making a test print. 

Also, it is in landscape orientation, which makes it harder to figure out how to print both sides. If you don’t know how to do that, practice with some scratch paper and write down how you did it, so you will not forget the next time you try it. Every printer I have used over the years is different.

Now I have a duplex printer and that really saves time and paper.  I just have to remember to check “bind short side” when the document is in landscape orientation.

I have some envelopes that are the right size for this card, so I will use those. If you don’t want to buy envelopes, you can give it to students without one.  You could even tie the cards  with some red or pink curly ribbon. 

The Sudoku game is the back of the card. [Edited: I accidentally left off “dotted half note” in the Sudoku game instructions. I have reposted the corrected file. If you have already printed it, please tell your students.]  I  made it very easy so even beginning students can do it. The note story on the inside might be hard for beginners, but suggest they use a cheat sheet if they need to. Of course, some students won’t do this, but it is the thought that counts!

I told my students I am going to put the results of our Line and Space Challenge (see my last post) inside the card. I am also going to include a little fun size bag of candy!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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22 thoughts to “Music Valentine’s Day Card


    Nevermind!!! (so sorry) I tried on a different computer and had luck.

    • Susan Paradis

      I emailed you privately, so go back to that other computer and try out my suggestions! But I’m glad you got it to work. Now I have to get back to making my cards, too!


        Thanks for the suggestions. I did download the latest version of Adobe and that did fix it. My computer usually prompts me when there is a new version–but alas not this time.
        It is curious to me that some of your games, I have downloaded with no problem at all, but others are a problem. I think this will fix my problems. I love your stuff and so do my students.


    I’m so sorry to bother you. I love your downloads, but I get a blank screen when I try to download your Valentine Card. I’ve tried several times, thinking your site must be busy. The last time this happened, you responded that everyone else could download it–and then I tried and was successful. Not sure what to do.

  • Beth Almore

    Great idea! I love the scientific investigation angle. Very good tip to have a plan for students who take a long time to choose. I found little plastic red hearts at the Dollar Store that will be perfect to use as poker chips – I actually bought them BEFORE I saw this game idea of yours, and was mulling over how to use the adorable little heart chips in lessons. I will try to take some pictures to share with you!

    • Susan Paradis

      Beth, I would LOVE to see photos! If you use Facebook, you can join our Piano Teacher FunMaker group and post them there!

  • Peggy

    Hi Susan,
    Love the musical Valentine idea! I’m printing out enough for my students right now! I will, however, add a small label with “dotted half note” written on it since the Rhythm Sudoku game didn’t include that in the list of notes to be added. Maybe you could get that changed in time for others to print before they see their students this week!

    Thanks for all your creativity!

  • Joy

    I wanted to give my kids a musical valentine and this is perfect! Thank you so much!

  • Marsha

    This is such a darling card. You amaze me with all you come up with! So, I’ve never done Soduku before, so maybe that is why I can’t figure this out. It says each row should have one whole note, one half note, and one quarter note, but there are four spaces and there is a dotted half note in some of the spaces. Do we leave spaces empty, or is each row supposed to have a dotted half note too? Thank you!

    • Susan Paradis

      As I was tweaking on this before I posted it, I did indeed leave off the phrase ‘one dotted half note’ in the instructions. I’ve fixed the file now. If you have already printed it out, I hope you can just tell your students they obviously need to use all 4 note values! Thanks a bunch for letting me know!

  • Natalie

    These are adorable. Thank you so much for all your hard work!

  • LadyD

    Beautiful, thanks so much!

    • Susan Paradis


  • Marina T

    THANK YOU!!! This is such a cute and useful card. I love it. Thank you, Susan, for making theory such fun. And thank you for sharing!

  • Dana

    This is wonderful!!!! Thanks so much for sharing :). I can’t wait to give to my students next week.

  • Mihee Heil

    This is a lovely idea!!! Thank you so much for sharing!

  • Bev Conway

    Once again….a WINNER!

  • Sylvia White

    Thanks so much for your timely Valentine; my students thank you, too!

  • Faye Smith

    Awesome idea – perfect for next week! Thanks for sharing your talent.

  • Anna Fagan

    LOVE this — thank you!!!

  • Chrisanne Holm

    THANK YOU for sharing all your WONDERFUL creations!!!!

    • Susan Paradis

      You are very welcome, and thank you all for leaving comments, which really inspire me! It is great to feel appreciated!

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