Today we continued with our Valentine theme. Our project today was to make a little "person" from a heart. This is very fun for the children because it is one of their first experiences with symmetry cutting.
I give each child a folded piece of 12 x 18 red construction paper with half a heart drawn on it. I let them cut it out and Ta-Da--they have a whole heart. The amazement in their eyes is just overwhelming, smiles and giggles galore.
For the heart person you will need:
12 x 18 red construction paper
Trace half a heart on a folded piece of construction paper. Allow the children to cut the pattern out to create a full heart. Then let them use the various hearts to add eyes, nose, and mouth.
The next step is a little tricky for this age. I use the white strips for arms and legs. I usually fold them accordion style for a little pizazz. The folding is difficult for the children. I
Our book we read today was "I Love You Because You're You," by Liza Baker, illustrated by David McPhail. The title says it all. A very endearing story about a little fox and his mom, good rhyming words too.