Our room is filled with all kinds of hearts!! The latest addition is our coffee filter hearts. We helped those who needed it cut heart shapes out of coffee filters and then they colored them with markers. We used just the regular crayola markers.
After the coffee filters were colored the children lightly sprayed water on the hearts which caused the colors to spread. I lined the table with wax paper before the children sprayed the hearts with water and put the wet hearts on paper towels to dry.
The free membership printable this week is heart roll and cover which is a great activity for color recognition and math skills. I printed all the patterns on cardstock paper ... cut them out and laminated them. I also attached self-adhesive magnets to the back of the cover-up circles so that they would be easier to pick up and place on the hearts.
In this activity children roll the dice and cover the heart color that corresponds with the number rolled. There are three sets of six colors on two mats but you could also just use one mat for younger children. This activity can be done as both an individual activity or in pairs. You can grab the patterns for free until Sunday February 7th ... after that they will only be available in the member's section which is also where I have added the heart puzzles.
We did this fine motor activity last year and the children really enjoyed it. They used cookie cutters to make heart shapes out of playdough and lined them up. They then took the pony beads I had set in a bowl and found the colors that matched the playdough hearts.
The next step was to press beads in to the same color hearts. They could put on as many as they wanted and at the end they counted how many beads were in each heart. We used eight different colors of playdough but you can use less colors with younger children.
You can see a video of this activity by clicking below:
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