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Here’s a quick, easy and fun
little heart craftivity that can be used in a variety of ways
Run the pattern off on an assortment of colors, then for a bucket-filling
, writing prompt activity, write children’s names on slips of paper and have your kiddos choose one.
This will be the person they write a “secret”
heart message to. Remind them to include a compliment
I’ve also included a “Whooo loves you?”
owl valentine template that students can make for their family
The folded heart pattern can also be used to practice upper and lowercase letters
Assign each child a letter.
They trim & fold their heart, writing the uppercase letter on the left flap, and the lowercase letter on the right.
Inside they write a word that begins with that letter and draw a picture of it.
After children share their letter, collect and keep in your alphabet center
for sequencing, sorting and playing games with. Woo hoo!
As a fun way to practice spelling
have children write their word list inside the heart.
Great for Daily 5 word work
and practicing contractions
I’ve included an alphabetical list
of 69 contractions
for you to choose from.
Assign each student 1-2. They write the words on the outside of the heart, with the contraction inside. After they’ve shared their hearts, collect for an instant center
The same thing works for compound words
. Two words go on the outside, and the new, compound word, goes on the inside. Students can illustrate it as well.
The pattern also works as a simple and super-fun way to practice math facts
Print off the heart template on a variety of colors of paper. There are 3 on a page
Give each student a sheet to trim and then write equations
on the outside.
This works for addition, subtraction, multiplication & division
Students can solve the equation on the inside, or exchange
their hearts with 3 other students and have them solve the problem.
Younger kiddos can solve the addition or subtraction problem, and draw
that many to show the group/set
, inside the heart . Collect and toss in your math center.
I’m Diane from Teach With Me, hoping your students love practicing a variety of skills with this folded heart.
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