I sent this idea to my daughter and she enjoyed the activity with my three grandchildren. Their ages range from 9 years old to 3 years old and each of their hanging hearts turned out beautifully. These hearts are a sure fire winner for children of all ages. How cool would your classroom look during the month of February with these hanging from the ceiling?
Steps 1 and 2: Gather all that scrap tissue paper, scrapbook paper, construction paper and old wrapping paper that you have laying around. Have the children tear the paper in strips and glue them onto a piece of white construction paper. Glue sticks are perfect for this step. It keeps the paper from getting too "wet". (I like to use Elmer's glue sticks- this is a project where quality glue helps).
Steps 5 and 6: Staple the two hearts together leaving an opening at the bottom 1/4 section of the heart. Stuff the inside of the two hearts with 2 paper towels and finish stapling the entire heart together so that it is completely closed.
Step 7: With a hole punch, create a hole at the top of the heart. String the heart with a pretty ribbon. You're now ready to hang beautiful, unique hearts from your classroom ceiling.
Here's a fun little freebie Valentine roll and cover game. It's from my $1.00 Valentine Roll and Cover games packet. The packet contains 3 single die Roll and Cover games and 3 double dice Roll and Cover games. Click on the picture below to download this game board.
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Have a great weekend!