For this one, we went to the local Dollar Store and picked up some Hydrating Beads. We put them in a heart shaped dish, and added a cup of water. Over time we watched the beads expand. The beads also work as a great sensory tool.
Can you stack candy hearts?
· Candy Hearts
Directions: Try stacking candy hearts in various ways.
· Candy Hearts
· Piece of paper
Directions: Write the colors of the candy hearts along one side of the paper and number the other side of the paper. Some children find it easier to graph with lines but it can be done without lines. Give each child a box or handful of candy hearts and have the child match the candy hearts to the matching color.
Supplies Needed; Print out of template (below) and crayons or markers
Introduce children to candy hearts and have them decorate their own candy heart.
Supplies Needed; Candy Hearts and print out of template (below)
Ask children to sort their box of candy hearts into the matching colored hearts on the template.
Supplies Needed; One bingo template (below) and one box of candy hearts per participant
Give each participant a template and a box of heart candies. If you need instructions for playing Bingo, click HERE.
Cut white printer paper or card stock into hearts or other desired shapes. Using white crayon write a “secret message.”
Give them to the children to paint with water colors. They will be surprised when the seemingly blank piece of paper has a special message for them.