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What’s Inside Your Heart? A Valentine’s Day Classroom Activity

Each year on February 14th, people exchange cards, candy, gifts or flowers with their special “valentine.” Your students can use this pattern to make a special valentine for a friend or family member. Download the pattern from our book Celebrating Holidays.

Valentine card activityAll you need is white drawing paper, red or pink tissue paper, glue, scissors, a pencil, and a marker.

Valentine materials

 

Step 1: Fold the piece of white drawing paper in half. Draw half a heart onto the paper.

fold and trace heart

Step 2: Cut out the shape. Unfold it so you have a whole heart. Place the heart onto the tissue paper and trace around it. Cut out the tissue paper heart, then set it aside.

Tracing on tissue paper

Step 3: On the white paper, write a message in the center of the heart shape for a friend or family member.

writing on heart

Step 4: Glue the top parts of the hearts together, with the tissue paper on top. Give the message to a friend or family member.

gluing heartsYou can also use the rest of the white drawing paper and any leftover tissue paper to create another valentine. Just glue the tissue to the back of the drawing paper to cover the heart-shaped hole, then write a message on the front of the paper.

 

be my valentine

From Teacher Created Resources Celebrating Holidays Grades 3-4

STEM Design Process Simplified

STEM projects can sometimes be challenging to incorporate in the classroom. Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of attending the annual CUE (Computer Using Educators) conference. I learned ideas for projects if a teacher has no budget, a low budget, or if they are fully funded. This proved that there are budget-friendly STEM resources … Continue reading STEM Design Process Simplified »

4th of July Fun Facts & Free Activity

4th of July is all about patriotism and fireworks. Share these fun historical facts about the history of 4th of July with your kids, then try some of the suggested activities to celebrate. 4th of July Fun Facts  Independence Day is celebrated every year in the United States on the Fourth of July. The liberty … Continue reading 4th of July Fun Facts & Free Activity »

Spring Craft: Egg Carton Caterpillar

This spring craft offers kids so much room for imagination and learning. This is a great craft to bring a butterfly life cycle lesson to life! This project requires some recycled egg cartons so this would also be a perfect classroom craft for earth day to demonstrate recycling and reusing materials for new projects. Materials: -Cardboard Egg … Continue reading Spring Craft: Egg Carton Caterpillar »