Sunday, February 5, 2006

Valentine's Day U.S. 5 Day plan

Read Books
Do reading lesson
• Valentine's Day Coloring Pages
Storytime at library
• Cut out several paper hearts of various colors (red, pink,
purple). Have her sort the hearts, count the number of each color, and
record this info on a simple graph.  Use a basic square grid, and
add the heading, pictures, numbers, etc. as needed. This activity could
be repeated with heart sizes as well. (do with candy conversation hearts instead of paper hearts)
  • Read bible verses about love.

•  Do worksheets more worksheets using valentine's candy as counters.
• Color and put together Arthur Valentine's Puzzles

•  Make patterns with various valentine's candy. 
•  Cut a strip of
paper towel 4x1.5 inches.  Put a spot of red ink near one
end.  Make a hole near the top of the other end and put a pencil
through it.  Hang the strip of paper in a glass.  Put just
enough water in the glass to reach the bottom of the strip - don't let
the water touch the ink.  Wait about 15 min and see what
  •  Get a box of
conversation hearts.  Have her write down the words that are on
the hearts.  After she practices writing each one, she can eat the
  • Look at  Jim Dine heart prints 
Take 4 6x9 papers and fold them in half.  Draw half a heart along
the edge.  Have her cut out the heart, careful not to cut along
the fold.  Open it up and you have 4 heart shapes.  Using a
variety of art mediums, create 4 different hearts.  Mount
individually onto black paper, or all together on one large piece of

•  Make red Jello jigglers, cut out with heart cookie cutter.  Talk about measurements while making it.
  • Buy a
couple white carnations and mix together red food coloring and water.
Then cut the stem to fit in your vase and cut a vertical X in the base
of the stem. Place the flowers in the red water. Over the next couple
of days they will start changing colors.
•  Make valentines to mail to family and friends.  Have her write out a short message inside.

Friday, February 3, 2006

Yahoo groups

Here are a bunch of Yahoo groups that have a lot of good stuff - if you know of any others, post the link!!

Unit Safari
Homeschool Paper Crafts
Unit Study Collaborative
Pre-K File Folder Games
preschool homeschool
File Folder Game Printables

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