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.
Celery Rose Prints
Which candy heart will dissolve the fastest?
· Candy Hearts
· 3 clear cups
· Water (1/2 cup each-hot, warm, and cold)
Directions: Make a prediction as to which temperature of water will dissolve a candy heart the fastest. Place a candy heart into each cup of water. Observe and discuss the changes you see. Check back often to see which heart dissolves first.
Candy Heart Graphing
· 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.
Bananas for You!
Here is a simple and sweet snack time idea. We used a sharpie on a banana skin to create this cutie.
Design You Own Candy Heart
Supplies Needed; Print out of template (below) and crayons or markers
Introduce children to candy hearts and have them decorate their own candy heart.
Candy Hearts Sorting
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.
Candy Hearts Bingo
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.
The beginning of the story, “Herman and Hannah Heart” is provided. Have students complete the story as well as draw a picture of what happened to Herman and Hannah Heart. If you have younger children you can ask them to tell you the story verbally. Asking them questions focusing on how, when, where and what. Such as “What color was that dog?” “How many birds where there?” or “when did they go to the park and what did they do there?” encourage them to expand on the story. Older children may benefit more from writing down the story. Writing the story allows them to practice spelling, grammar and handwriting. We have provided a template for the children to use at the bottom of the post.
This is Herman and Hannah Heart. They love to visit the park. They walk along the cold stone path heart to heart and cheek to cheek talking about a piece of art. “So many colors!” said Hannah “No other sculpture could be filled with so much danger and adventure.” Replied Herman as they strolled along.Hannah had not been expecting...
Valentine's Day Math