The Shape of My Heart by Mark Sperring is adored by all of our kids! We bought this book to use as a Valentine's Day book, but it is a great one to read all year long! The illustrations are delightful and invite the children to interact as each page is read. It is a wonderful book to explore the various shapes that children encounter each day. While the book is intended for a younger audience, … [Read more...] about The Shape of My Heart by Mark Sperring – Creating a Friendship Star with Kids!
Valentine's Day Theme Activities
Our kids are amazed by sugar, sand, and salt play! We decided to use sugar for our Valentine's trays (salt is good, but when kids have dry and cracked winter skin, salt can "burn" tender fingers.) We usually make our sensory trays with sugar in the winter and sand/salt in the warmer months! The tray below adds an extra sensory layer with the use of raspberry gelatin to scent the sugar. … [Read more...] about Preschool Scented Sugar Sensory Trays
While we always celebrate Valentine's Day with our children, I wanted to tie together our Zoo animals theme for February with our Valentine's Day celebration activities. I hope you enjoy some of the activity suggestions with your own children! Zoo -Themed Valentine's Butterfly Magnet Craft - Zoo Valentines Day Craft Caption Materials needed: Assorted Zoo patterned felt (our local craft … [Read more...] about Zoo-Themed Valentine’s Activities for Preschool!
Painted Cardboard Tube Heart Numbers Materials needed: Cardboard tubes (one tube for each student), clothespins, tempera paint, paint smocks or t-shirts to protect clothing, scissors, paintbrushes and trays, construction paper, markers, tape or poster putty, and counters (we used Valentine's M & M's in the picture.) Have the children paint the cardboard tubes with any color desired (our … [Read more...] about Valentine’s Math and Science Activities for Preschool!
During the month of February (2012) only, The Heart Project eBook will be available as our FREE gift when a $5.00 donation is made to the American Heart Association. There are over 100 heart-related craft projects (either done by kids or kid-friendly) that are perfect for Valentine's Day or any day! Over 70 bloggers have donated time, blog posts, projects, and pictures to The Heart Project . … [Read more...] about Live today! The Heart Project eBook for the AHA!
We are honored to be a part of a collaborative ebook fundraiser for the American Heart Association. Beginning the 1st of February, if you choose to make a $5.00 donation to the AHA, you will receive a copy of THE HEART PROJECT: an ebook that includes 100+ heart-themed projects, activities, and family-friendly ideas for crafts. We will provide the ebook and donation links here on Wednesday, 1 … [Read more...] about The Heart Project – gifts of love to benefit the AHA!