Valentines Day is just around the corner and it is a fun time in the classroom. We get to do lots of fun activities and enjoy the holiday. We get to talk about people we love and why also we get to make them items that they can keep and love for ever. I found this cute idea on Pinterest but the link to the actual activity is disabled. I love the idea and wanted to share it with you all.
What you will need?
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- Red Paint
- Pink Paint
- Brown Paint
What you will do
- Paint the childs arm with the brown paint and center on the canvas
- Once the paint is dried use the pink and red paint to make the hearts on the tree. Use red paint to make a thumbprint and then make another thumb print in order to make a heart shape.
Final product will look like this:
What parent would not love a handprint heart tree for a Valentines day present.
Our Letter of the week this week is “W”, so we made a Watermelon.
Print the letter W off on Red and Green construction paper
Then layer the W’s with the red W on top of the Green W with some of the green showing to be the rine of the watermelon.
Then allow the students to paint the “seeds” on the watermelon using their fingers.
Once the seeds are painted on the finial project looks like this;
The kids loved painting and it was a very simple project to complete. I have younger children so I always do fingerpainting projects one on one. This gives me a chance to talk about the letter. What is looks like, things that start with the letter and the sound that it makes.
Parents love anything that has their child’s fingerprints, so this was also a hit with the parents as well. I hope you enjoy this activity with your students.
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