I LOVE Valentine's Day!!! -And I have always loved it more from the kiddo perspective. As it is such a fun holiday filled with crafts, baking, treats and most of all it is centered the concept of thinking of others!!! I can't think of a better concept to focus on when helping our little ones learn and grow! We will be spending the next week and a half learning through Valentine's Day and getting ready for our big class party on Wed, Feb 14th! More details to come.
Valentine's Day Reading: There are SO many wonderful Valentine's Day books to read to the kiddos. I have a hard time choosing, but following are some of my favorites that I will be using in class this week.
Valentine's Day Crafts: Just as there are SO many wonderful Valentine's Day books to read, there are also so many fun crafts to create. Our kiddos will be busy working on the following Valentine's Day creations over the next week or so.
Valentine's Day Candy Heart Stations: The Kiddos will have a chance to work through stations and centers in the classroom this week! I love using this concept as it keeps the kiddos engaged, helps develop independent learning, and the kiddos just love it! This week, we will be using Candy Hearts for Learning! The kiddos will be working on those fine motor skills by using pinchers to create candy heart letters, numbers and shapes. The kiddos will get a chance to sort, count and build with the candy hearts. Finally, our little ones will begin developing the concept of measurement by using them to measure various sized hearts (of course). I can't wait to see how the kiddos love these activities!
Valentine's Dance & Movement: I LOVE pulling movement and dance into the classroom. I often tell my kiddos that God gave me talents, but singing is not one of them. However, I ADORE music and I think it is one of the best ways to lighten up the mood, learn and just have fun. I have music on in the background whenever I can, and use it as a great 'get our wiggles out' moment whenever we need to regroup and focus. Following are a few of the sing along and dance videos that I will be pulling into our Valentine's Day classroom this week. Click on the following to see our fun in the classroom or groove along at home!!!
We also have a few more surprises in store for us, but this is a great start to our Valentine's Day Learning fun!!!!