How could I not do this? I already did a heart H previously and was just going to repost it but when my son woke up from nap early ( don’t you hate that?) he asked for art so we made a new one, he was pretty little when we did the last so it was fun to do a slightly different version with glitter foam.
- Gather your materials. You will need 2 pieces of construction paper, some foam sheets, glue , markers and scissors.
- Draw a large H on one piece of construction paper.
- Have your child color the H if they want, mine was eager to glue so we skipped it.
- While they color ( if they color) cut out some hearts from the foam sheets.
- Time to glue !
- Add the hearts. We talked about the big and little hearts and how we wanted to keep them in the H, not out of the H. I have been sneaking in these little lessons while doing art. If they get frustrated with you drop it but if you get a dialogue going, run with it! Let dry.
- Cut out the H
- Glue on to the 2nd piece of construction paper.
- Show off your awesome work !
Sorting, classifying and matching objects are all skills that parents probably see their children doing naturally. These are all skills we want to encourage as they are important foundations for math, logical thinking and problem solving. Here is a super quick and easy activity we have been having fun with all weekend.
- Gather your materials. You will need some fun paper, I am using card stock I had on hand, but if you are doing this with a toddler I would stick to solid colors. The patterns were tricky for my son at first. We want it to be challenging but not frustrating. You will also need a heart paper punch or scissors and a tray or dish with multiple compartments. I got this one at the dollar store for 99 cents !
- Make multiple hearts in the different papers. If your child is very young start with 2 colors, and add more for older , more experienced kids.
- Take one of each color/pattern and tape it to the bottom of the container as a guide for your child.
- Invite your child up to test out the fun . * Since making this early on Saturday it’s been played with 5 times, definitely worth it!
When I made the H before, I didn’t have the heart punch thing, so I did basically what you just did, except with construction paper. I think it’s so cute. I put a huge heart (just slightly smaller than the letter H) behind the H first,then glued on the H, and then the hearts on the H. Came out pretty good.
Amber, That's Me! says
So cute~ you always have such great ideas.
The heart H is perfect for valentine’s day, and I love the simple heart matching activity too!
Thanks for all of your great ideas!
Cute! I always love your ideas!
I love the H! Great ideas!
Creative and Curious Kids!
Lauren @4BabyAndMom says
LOVE this project!!!
oh, and this is for you!