Friday 21 February 2014

Valentine Mailboxes

We made these super sweet mailboxes for Valentine's day! 

I had all the kids bring in cardboard boxes from crackers, instant oatmeal, Kleenex, etc.  We cut off all the loose cardboard at one end to make the opening.  The toughest part was wrapping the black craft paper around the boxes.  My aide and I helped the kids with that part but the rest of it was up to them.  They had lots of different heart tracers to create the tummies, beaks and feet and even the flippers which were a heart cut in half.  Some of the kids were so into them that every free moment they were creating all sorts of accessories: hats, sunglasses, bracelets...  Some even wanted to play with them at center time! 

Thursday 20 February 2014

Valentine's Day

This is a little late, but... here is what we did for our Valentine's day art:

I was inspired by Merrilee's post at Mer Mag to create these lovely valentines.  Check out her post for the instructions on the painting portion of this lesson.

After painting our grids we cut our different sized hearts and individual colour squares to embellish our papers.  It was great fine motor practice - something my students need a tonne of! 

The final display in our hallway


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