(Promote new friendships and social skills with
will need duplicates of valentine cards - one
for each child in your classroom. Place the cards
in a sack, then let each child select one. Children
walk around the room until they find the friend
who has the matching card. The children then read
together, write a story, play a game, draw a picture,
or do another activity with their partner.
you need is a bag of conversation heart candy
and you'll have a "sweet" math lesson! (I'd
suggest buying two bags - one for math and
one to eat!) First, have the children estimate
how many hearts in all. Record their estimations.
Open the bag and count the hearts.
guessed more? Who guessed less? Who guessed
the closest? Have the children sort the hearts
by color and count. How else could the hearts
the children's favorite color.
VALENTINE FOR PARENTS
Let each child take off one shoe and trace around
their foot on white paper. Cut it out. Give them
5 small pieces of red tissue paper to wad up and
glue at the end of each toe for toenails.
"I love you from my head down to my toes" on the
hearts out of bread using a valentine cookie cutter.
Let children spread on strawberry cream cheese
for a healthy snack. For the "sweet tooths,"
tint marshmallow creme pink with red food coloring.
Spread it on graham crackers or vanilla waters
and decorate with red hots or sugar sprinkles.