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HEARTS, HEARTS, HEARTS

HEART STENCILS
Make stencils by using a craft knife to cut heart-shaped holes out of cardboard squares. Tape the stencils on top of white paper and let your children sponge-paint over them to fill in the holes. When the paint has dried, remove the stencils to reveal the sponge-painted hearts.
 
HEART COLLAGES
Cut heart shapes out of such materials as construction paper, tissue paper, gift-wrap, wallpaper, cellophane, fabric, and foil. Invite your children to choose hearts and arrange them on paper any way they wish. Have them glue the hearts in place when they are satisfied with their arrangements.
 
MENDING BROKEN HEARTS

Cut five heart shapes out of heavy paper. Cut each heart in half in a unique way, using zigzag cuts, curvy cuts, and so forth. Number the left-hand pieces of the hearts from 1 to 5 and draw matching numbers of dots on the right-hand pieces. Then mix up the pieces and let your children put them back together to form whole hearts.
 
HEART MAGNETS
From poster board, cut out a number of small heart shapes in three colors, such as red, yellow, and blue. Attach a small magnet to the back of each heart shape. Let your children sort the hearts by color on a magnetic surface and then count them. Or have them use the hearts to create patterns (red, blue, yellow; red, blue, yellow; and so on).

PLAYING-CARD HEARTS
Use unwanted decks of playing cards for these games.
Mix up the heart cards from two decks. Let your children search for the matching pairs.
Cut several heart cards into puzzle pieces for the children to put back together.
Place a box on the floor. Invite the children to try tossing heart cards into it.

OUR AMAZING HEARTS
Display pictures of the human heart and explain to your children how it works. If possible, use a stethoscope to listen to one another's heartbeats. Discover how heartbeat rates change by listening before and after doing exercises, such as running or jumping.
 
RED HEARTS, RED HEARTS
Tune: "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star"

Red hearts, red hearts here and there,
Red hearts, red hearts everywhere.
All the hearts are here to say
Let's be special friends today.
Red hearts, red hearts here and there,
Red hearts, red hearts everywhere.
Elizabeth Scofield


SNACKTIME "SWEET HEARTS"

Make red finger gelatin and cut out jiggly hearts with a cookie cutter.
Bake heart-shaped cookies to decorate with frosting and sprinkles.
Mash sweetened strawberries with cream cheese and spread onto heart shapes cut from bread slices.