"I love you to pieces" is a super-fun "rip & tear" craftivity that will help strengthen those finger muscles.
I found this idea in various print forms on a variety of sites, so I'm not sure where the original idea came from. However, instead of making an 8x10 print to frame, I thought it would be perfect to design some cards, bookmarks and magnets, which children could make in school for various holidays: Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day, or Grandparent's Day.
This is a simple, quick and easy valentine card that your students will enjoying making. A black and white as well as full color template are included + directions of how to make a heart-shaped thumbprint paperweight or magnet.
Here are some public domain vintage valentines for you to print for your students or that special someone. Various sizes included to conserve ink.
Run off the heart pattern on a variety of pastel colors of construction paper, or for more pizzazz, print it off on patterned scrapbook paper that has a plain flip side. Students cut out their heart and then fold it on the dashed lines, creating an envelope! Encourage students to write something inside, or give them a poem or writing prompt. I've included a page of suggestions.
You can simply have children cut on the bold line of their folded paper (they will be amazed to see they have created a whole heart when they unfold it) or you can have children cut the heart and "scrap" paper in half and glue them to another sheet of paper to make a positive-negative reverse piece of art.
"Blow A Kiss" is a quick, easy and fun "craftivity" your students can make on Valentine's Day. It's sure to become a keepsake.
For a creative writing prompt for Valentine's Day, have students choose a friend to make some "paper love" for. Children complete the prompt: Why do I like you? Let me count the ways... When they are finished, they color the picture.
Review a variety of math standards during February, with this 10-frames packet. If you enjoy using 10 frames, be sure and check out the rest of our themes. We have LOTS! I've included extra tiles to use as manipulatives for sorting, making groups/sets & patterning.
There are also number and math-symbol cards, to use for making equations + showing greater than and less than.