“Valenteens” are goofy little heart people that feature a ten-frame
I designed the craftivity to showcase teen numbers
, which can be toughies for kiddos. However, because of the blank templates provided, you have the option to simply make a silly valentine, or one with numbers 1-12, for younger students.
Children can create a boy or girl "valenteen", by where they glue the bow.
The bows come blank
, as well as printed with a teen equation
There is a blank
full-size heart pattern, so that children can draw their own
silly face, as well as 10 hearts
with a variety of faces for them to choose from.
I’ve also included a 1/2 heart pattern
. Print and fold
on the dashed line. Keeping the paper folded, students cut on the black line and then unfold their paper to reveal a large heart.
My students are always amazed
at this, adding to the fun of our lesson.
There are 4 options for the 10 frames
: a blank set, a set with numbers, a set with hearts, and a set with numbers & hearts.
If you choose the blank set, children can make X’s & 0’s (hugs & kisses)
, use stickers, bingo daubers
, or draw and color shapes
to fill in the boxes.
For that finishing touch, I’ve also included gloved hands
You don’t have to have legs, but I think they add to the silliness of the “valenteens”, plus accordion-folding
paper is a fun fine motor skill, that helps strengthen finger muscles
Since my inspiration for these was the song, “My Funny Little Valentine”, I included links
to the tune that you can play while your kiddos work on their creations.
There’s also a poster
of the refrain, as well as an “Our Funny Little Valenteens” poster to use in the center of your bulletin board
I’m Diane from Teach With Me, wishing you a fun-filled February chockful of giggles.
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