Hello Friday! Hello Flannel Friday Valentine EXTRAVAGANZA!
Advance warning, I did not really knock myself out for this flannelboard, but I did have fun thinking of different patterns that would not be too overwhelming for my baby audience.
Five hearts, easy peasy!
These are construction paper, laminated, with a Velcro dot on the back.
You can do just about any “Five Little Valentines” rhyme with these, but you know me, I usually just put them up on the board and sing “Down Around the Corner,” which I sing to the tune of Five Little Ducks Went Out to Play.
Down around the corner at the general store
Were five Valentines and not one more
Along came someone with a nickel to pay
And they bought a Valentine and they took it away.
I made the hearts all different colors and patterns so I could talk about them, in between each verse, as we took them off the board. For example, “Which one did they buy? They bought the one with purple and white stripes! A stripe is a straight or curvy line. Here it is!”
These are on the large side (6-8″ across), but you could do several sets of smaller ones and hand them all out to the kids. You could make a box with a slit in the top, and invite all the children with skinny pink hearts to come up and “mail” them into the box. Then all the purple lace ones, the small red ones, etc. (This would also work with just plain felt hearts of different colors, with no extra decorations.)
You could hide the small red one behind one of the bigger ones and have the children describe the heart they want you to look behind to try to find it. This could be really fun with older kids and more complicated patterns or colors! The rules would be that they couldn’t point, but had to give you all the details you need to choose the right one. So you could have several small purple ones, one with white lace on the outside and one with a pink fringe instead, and if they just said “purple” you could be super confused about it until they gave you more verbal clues.
What else could you do with five hearts?
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