Valentine’s Day is a day to show those you love just how much they mean to you. As a family, we strive to do that every day, not just on one day a year. But this time of year, we might want to create things to show just how much our friends and family mean to us.
There are many simple ways to show how much you care: helping with chores, making a favorite meal or creating a special project. My kids love to create, and I love to watch their imagination come through. This week, we set out to create a few Valentine projects for grandparents, aunties, and uncles.
Painting our hearts
Our first project was a Heart Painting.
Removing the tape
Using cardstock and painter’s tape, we made hearts on the paper and then painted. Once the paint dried, we removed the tape and what was left was a pint-size masterpiece. This project was relatively simple, and in the end, my kids thought I was a magician after revealing their creations. We ended up making a few extras to keep for ourselves.
Painting our symmetrical hearts
As long as we had the paint mess out, we also made symmetrical hearts.
I cut hearts out of different colored construction paper and let the kids paint on half (fold the heart in half and only show them half while they are painting). Once they were done, I folded the paper over on itself and let the kids press it together; we opened them up and compared each side. This craft turned into an impromptu lesson on symmetry, and after the first one, the kids were putting shapes and colors in specific places to see them “appear” on the other side.
Revealing the symmetry
After our painting, we enjoyed a Valentine heart treat. Before we could eat them; we sorted them by color and counted each one. Oliver enjoyed making “trains” with his hearts, and then we compared which had more, which had less and which had the same. Of course, the best part of this activity was eating the hearts!
The activities this week revolved around making things for others and spending time together; we had so many giggles and laughs while we created our projects. My Valentine wish for each of you is the same because - “Together is a wonderful place to be.” - Unknown
Our Favorite Valentine Books
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