Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Valentines Day Fun!

I realize there is only one day until the official "holiday", but I thought I would squeeze in some last minute games and activities that we've done that maybe you'll have time to do.  Anyone else out there a "last minute" kind of gal?  I think my best work is done last minute! :)

Heart Garland!  Easy, great work for dexterity, inexpensive and quick decorations!
This game literally took me 10 minutes to make.  I had a pile of mismatched playing cards that I used to find matching pairs of Ace-10 of hearts.  I taped (packing tape) them to a large piece of cardboard.  This has been a very popular game this week.   It seems they always go toward those simple homemade games more times than the store bought ones!  I love that!  (it makes all my time and effort worth it! :)
These are great, too.  I found these free printables at Teaching Tiny Tots via Pinterest.  You just need some conversation heart candies and a strict rule about NOT eating the candies no matter how yummy they smell. ;)
Make a heart: I drew black hearts on a piece of paper and gave them a bunch of tiny red dot stickers. I rolled a giant die and called out a number.  The children would put that many dots on their hearts.  This game was done with my 4/5's class.  The 3's class simply just put the dots on without calling out numbers.  It was great for dexterity, those stickers were tiny!  This game was adapted from this idea I found via Pinterest. :)
Valentines Sensory Bin: Rose petals, buckets and bags to scoop and pour.
Love Bug Hugs!  Children "flutter" around the room to some music (I chose "All You Need Is Love") and when the music stops, say "LoveBugs Hug!". So much laughter and love. :)

Spelling L-O-V-E with stamps.  This would work great for any words you may be working on.  Maybe your child's name?  It's perfect for working on letter order and learning how to start on the left side of the paper.               

2 comments:

  1. I'm not sure I could follow the "no eating the candy" rule; I'm impressed by your students' willpower! :)

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  2. WOW- looks like your kiddo had a BLAST. Thanks for sharing so many fun ideas.

    Cindy
    Granny Goes to School

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