I thought I’d go ahead and post the Valentine’s Day activities we did this week featuring H is for Heart, seeing that today is Valentine’s and all.
If you are looking for the next part of my Nonfiction series, I’ll post it tomorrow.
I introduced H’s sound with my H sound tub: it contains a hexagon, hair (cut off from a $1 store doll), a horn, horse, hippo, & a hat.
H tracing: he did very well with the capital H this week!
H Do-a-dotting with Valentine colors
FREEBIE Capital/Lower Case Do-a-dot Painting: He used red paint to dot the upper case H’s and pink to dot the lower case h’s
FREEBIE Colored Heart Sticker Sorting– we used foam stickers from the $1 store
FREEBIE Heart Poke Page-all of my kids are goo-goo over Erica’s letter poke pages (you can view her H one with this link), so I thought I’d make a heart-shaped one. NJoy is using a toothpick to poke holes through the page around the perimeter of the heart-great for fine motor!
Prewriting– tracing the lines
Candy Heart Count: he used number stamps since he can’t write his numbers, yet.
Sweethearts Roll and Cover: I remembered (in the middle of our unit) that I had bought these heart dice last year after Valentine’s. The kids all LOVED them, especially throwing them at each other!
Roll a Heart: great for reinforcing the dot patterns on a die!
MBug “helped” me match candy hearts by color; plus she got to eat a few!
ALuv needed some heart attention too, so I printed off a graph and recording sheet from here. I really like her recording sheet…this was his first time using tally marks and he did rather well. I printed this off her website last year.
Get the snail to the mailbox to deliver her Valentine’s-ABC order
He got this Melissa & Doug See and Spell for Christmas and LOVES it. I only pull out three word “cards” at a time because there are words on the front and back of each. He matches the letters and “reads” the words.
Heart Craft- A lesson in symmetry: each painted on half on the heart and then we “smooshed” the two sides together to reveal a symmetrically painted heart.
Here’s what all three kids’ looked like when done: