Valentine Hearty Fun

Valentine Hearty Fun

Some of the ‘Valentines’ activities we have completed this week…

Finger Gym

Transient art with heart-related materials. The children needed to use their fine motor skills to select them from the glass jars (including unscrewing the lids)…

Hearty Art from Rachel (",)

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Maths

Counting, number recognition & sorting fun with numbered heart cups, heart-shaped doilies, painted numbers & glass nuggets (of course, there was also some ‘food’ play with the cups and loose parts!)…

Loving Numbers - from Rachel (",)

Loving Numbers - from Rachel (",)

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Discovery

Reflective exploration with heart shaped cutters & buttons (an idea I got from And Next Comes L on B-Inspired Mama) … We loved this!

Buttons & hearts in the mirror box from Rachel (",)

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Dough Play 

Play dough love bugs & other creations, with goggly eyes, foam hearts & pipe-cleaners…

Play dough love bugs from Rachel (",)

Play dough love bugs from Rachel (",)

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More Fine Motor Work

Threading & sewing laminated (& hole-punched) hearts…

Threading hearts - from Rachel (",)

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Light Play

Glass nuggets & heart-shaped doilies on the ‘lightbox’…

Hearts & nuggets on the homemade lightbox from Rachel (",)

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I was a little concerned that the boys might not be keen to explore some of these activities, so we also had a variety of other opportunities too. However, they didn’t seem to be too worried about the ‘pink’ & happily visited all the areas 🙂

Thank you for reading!

Rachel (“,)

4 Comments

  1. What gorgeous ideas! So creative!

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    • Thank you, Natalie! (“,)

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  2. Wow! Lots of great ideas and clever uses for all of these materials! Do you have a post for how you manage or organize all of these materials when they are not in use? (ie) supplies for Fairy World, your vast ‘nugget’ collection, ………

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    • Hi Sandra & thank you!
      How I manage & organise all my resources is a tricky one! My classroom is really small & I buy a lot of my own things, so keep many of them at home. We’re actually building some new storage so that my study doesn’t look like a hoarder’s place & my poor husband isn’t wading in Early Years resources & loose parts! 😉
      School is going through a bit of a transition at the moment – we’re amalgamating with another primary school in September 2015 & will be having extra classes on top of that too, so are having a brand new building. I am really hoping that we will have fabulous storage built in & open shelving so that resources can be available for the children to self-select.
      When it all happens I’ll have to take lots of photos so that I can write a post about it… Rachel (“,)

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