This unit came together pretty easily. I picked up a few fun heart things (toothpicks and jewels) at Dollar Tree, that I then added to some activities we've done before. If you are still trying to get children to master a skill sometimes simply changing a few of the materials makes the activity exciting again.
|matching lower case letter hearts to the correct upper case letter carton|
the hearts are plaster-of-paris poured in to a silicone heart tray. the egg carton was
originally made for matchingletter buttons and has also been used for letter easter egg matching
|filling in letters with heart jewels|
*the cards are from, early learning activities. i printed two per page so they'd be a bit smaller.
My youngest two enjoy using these cards to practice spelling their names.
|pushing heart toothpicks in to the matching color|
i used sharpies to color the styrofoam, toothpicks are from dollar tree
Even though this is pretty simple activity it had been a huge hit with all the kids - they seem to enjoy pouching the toothpicks through the styrofoam.
the hearts are from dollar tree
puzzles are cut from scrapbook paper with magnets on the back
|heart puzzles - matching numbers to the correct numerals. |
numbers range from 1-20 and then tens from 10-100
i have made the pdf available here
|counting with hearts & matching the correct numerals|
paper is scrapbook paper punched with a heart puncher. the hearts are from dollar tree
|additions to our art cart: red/pink paint chips, heart puncher, glitter hearts, heart crayons, |
heart and letter stamps, pink and purple ink pads, washi tape.
*these materials are available for the kids to use at anytime/anyway they wish. you can view our art cart and schoolroom here
|strawberry jello play-dough with heart and letter cookie cutters|
|melissa and doug heart bead kit.|
in addition to the children designing there own necklaces, we've also used these
to work on patterns.
If you are looking for more Valentine/heart ideas be sure to check out our Fairy Tale Unit. You can also find more units and crafts on our homeschool page.