Our shelves were full of Valentine and Heart activities the past two weeks.
A basket of folded paper with half a heart drawn. The kids made lots of symmetrical hearts.
The kiddos added stickers to make a heart. The really enthusiastic kiddos added stickers to fill the inside too!
I placed about ten dots on this big red heart and they added drops of glue and then add the smaller hearts. They love practicing “drop, drop, not a lot”.
At the easel, we had red, pink and white paint. Some of the larger sheets of paper were blank and others I drew some hearts on.
We painted with heart cookie cutters on large sheets of butcher paper.
Heart shaped paper and doilies at the watercolor table. Starting to get the picture? Lots of hearts!
Red, pink and white beads along with pipe cleaners were put on the shelf to make Valentine bracelets.
My favorite activity of the season was making conversation hearts! I set some conversation heart examples out for the kiddos to copy, with simple words like love, kiss, love bug, and xoxoxo. I had them make their own and then gave them tape to hang up and decorate the classroom. All week I found them hanging in different parts of the classroom after the kiddos went home and really got a kick out of seeing them!
These counters from Target were used more than anything else Valentine themed in the classroom this year. The kiddos used them for patterning, stacking, they were mixed in with the blocks at one point and my favorite was when they got the dice and started adding.
Red and pink rice, hearts, scoopers, bears, and containers in the sensory bucket.