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Getting Ready for Valentine’s Day

Getting Ready for Valentine’s Day

We’ve had lots of fun getting ready for Valentine’s Day this year! Here are some of the things we have been doing. Tie-dye Hearts This is a fun and simple activity with beautiful results. The children painted coffee filters with watered down paint. As they painted, the colors ran together to produce a lovely tie dye affect. When they dried, I cut them into heart shapes and we hung them on the window. Glitter Hearts This one is also easy…

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Valentine’s Day Mailboxes

Valentine’s Day Mailboxes

This year we made our Valentine’s Day mailboxes out of empty cereal boxes. I cut the cereal boxes in half and covered them with white paper before giving them to the children to decorate. We set out bowls of glue,   heart shaped doilies,  and shiny foil hearts.   With these supplies, the children decorated the boxes however they liked.   Of course we used glitter too.  Lots,  and lots,   and lots of glitter!   When they were dry, I poked holes in the…

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Letters and Mailboxes

Letters and Mailboxes

 As part of our unit on Valentine’s Day, we have been talking about letters, mail carriers, and mailboxes. I found these mailboxes in the dollar section at Target and wrote the numbers 1 to 5 on them with a magic marker. I also numbered some envelopes, and the children put the corresponding envelope in the mailboxes. We also made a large mailbox out of a cardboard box.   And I brought in this mailbag that I made at home.   The writing…

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Marble Painting

Marble Painting

 We first tried marble painting a few weeks ago and the children enjoyed it so much that we decided to do it again this week. This time we used it on hearts for Valentine’s day. I decided to set up the supplies on the floor since it requires a good deal of shaking to get the marble to roll around. Each child was equipped with a plastic box, a heart cut out, and a marble. I set out little bowls…

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Heart Sun Catcher

Heart Sun Catcher

 Every once in a while I like to do a group art project, something that everyone works on together. It’s true that no one gets to take it home to share with their family but it teaches teamwork. It’s also nice to look at it in the classroom and talk about how we made a beautiful piece of artwork together. Our proje t today was a heart shaped sun catcher.  I cut out a large heart from contact paper and…

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