Kindergarten is a wonderful time to learn more about the world around you. During this year, your child will start learning basic concepts such as reading, writing, math, and shapes. In the classroom, they will practice these skills through fun activities. But you can also help them learn more by engaging in these fun Valentine’s Day crafts!
Creating Hearts for Art Projects: Simple, Easy and Adorable (Kindergarten to Grade 1)
These adorable paper hearts are the perfect way for kids to explore abstract art. They are a fun and colorful craft that they can enjoy making with their parents or friends!
The art of abstract painting is an excellent choice for young kids, and this heart painting activity from Color Made Happy is an especially fun way to get your little ones started. It’s easy to create and only requires a few supplies!
Fold a piece of paper in half so that the edges meet. Then, start from the side closest to the fold and draw a half of a heart.
Talk to your child about the shape that they created, and discuss whether or not the two sides are symmetrical. You can also explore symmetry by folding the heart vertically in half. In doing so, your child may notice that some of the hearts aren’t symmetrical, but the two sides still look the same.
Another great way to introduce symmetry is to fold paper into squares and rectangles. Then, you can compare the different examples and identify that the squares are symmetrical and the rectangles are not!
You can also teach your children about shapes by playing a “Draw a Shape” game. Take turns drawing rectangles, circles and squares with your child.
Then, ask them to sort the objects into similar-size groups. You can even let your children organize their toys by type – for example, you can let them gather Legos and other construction kits into similar-size blocks.
For younger kids, a fun way to explore this topic is by making paper marbled hearts. This is a very simple craft that will not only keep them busy and entertained for hours, but it will strengthen their fine motor skills as well!
A heart glitter jar is a cute and easy Valentine’s Day craft that your kids will love. They can fill it with water and hearts, then shake and watch them float!
This cute little Valentine’s day craft is a lovely way to make a gift for your loved one. Just a few inexpensive supplies are needed for this fun project, and you can even have your children help you by cutting the strips of paper.
These spotted heart cards are a great addition to your Valentine’s Day decorations! All you need is a few fluffy pom poms, paint, and clothespins to create these beautiful and fun spotted masterpieces.
Your children will be so proud of this sweet gift, and it’s a great way for them to show their love!