Ready for Valentine’s heart craft?
Try this rainbow Valentine’s heart craft and create a handful more for classmates!
“Who wants to come to play a game with hearts and rainbows?” – I had them at hello.
Once my boys heard rainbows and hearts, they both came running. Bummer, I thought. I should have made more. Not a bad problem to have because you can whip this up in minutes!
Rainbow Valentine Hearts are so much fun to make.
Breakfast Invitations do not need to be complicated to set up or overly involved in parts and pieces. The trick is to pick one or two super topics that lead to Kindergarten Readiness and watch it unfold.
These Valentine Hearts focus on two essential skills:
You can see that by Kindergarten, children are asked to directly compare two objects with a measurable attribute in common, to see which object has “more of”/”less of” the attribute and describe the difference.
We can begin to discuss this idea now!
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Some other hidden skills in Rainbow Valentine Hearts are:
Holding a steady hand for careful placement
All of these are essential life skills and are necessary for preschoolers to practice often.
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What we need for this Valentine’s heart craft
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I began by cutting the smallest heart first.
Take your purple paper and cut out a small heart.
Place that heart on your blue paper and draw a heart slightly larger than the purple one.
Cut out the blue heart.
Place the blue heart on the green paper.
Draw a heart slightly larger than the blue heart.
Repeat these steps until you have a red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple rainbow. Your red heart should be the largest, and the purple heart will be the smallest.
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First, encourage your child to place the hearts in the correct size order before gluing.
Sometimes when kids see the glue stick first, they are SUPER ambitious to get started. They can be so focused on gluing that they ignore the correct order.
Which heart is the smallest? What color is it?
Which heart is the biggest? What color is it?
Which heart is larger than the yellow heart but smaller than the red heart?
Make a large handful to share with friends and family.