Looking for some ideas for Valentines Day ideas? Below you will find a sample lesson plan, products from Pre-K Printable Fun, our readers, and educators from around the web. Remember to ask your clients to save any heart candy boxes for you at the end of the holiday-they can be turned into fun learning games, or props for dramatic play next year.
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*These activities can be found in the Hearts & Valentine's Day activity pack
Conversation Hearts Letter Matching activity found in the Hearts & Valentine's Day activity pack.
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Create a Flower Shop in your Dramatic Play Space this week. Add plastic vases (you can usually find these at the Dollar Store), Fake Flowers, Tissue Paper, Notecards, and empty boxes of chocolates to your space. Don't forget to add a play phone, and note pad for taking orders. My Welcome to the flower shop pack includes all of the props, signs, and order forms you'll need to easily transform your space.
Add a box of Valentine's decor for the children to decorate their dramatic play space. Add a Box of Dress Up Clothes, Pretend Jewelry, and items to set the table for a formal occasion (Tablecloth, Place mats, battery operated candles etc.).
Add these Valentine's Inspired Pattern Block mats from Playdough to Plato to your construction space this week.
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
Build math skills with this heart tally flip and match game from the Pre-K Printable Fun Heart and Valentine's Day Activity Pack.
Build fine motor skills with these Valentine's Day play dough mats from Pre-K Printable Fun.
Add plenty of Card Making supplies to your Free Art area this week. Add extra red, pink and purple paint, crayons, and pens. Add Valentine's inspired stamps, heart cookie cutters, and Valentine's stickers. Explore making the color Pink this week.
Cookie Cutter Painting for Valentine's Day from Hands on as we Grow
This Musical Hearts Gross Motor Activity from No Time for Flashcards is a fun way to incorporate learning while building gross motor skills.
Science experiments make fun group activities and this Valentine Science: Frozen Vinegar Hearts from Inspiration Laboratories doesn't disappoint.
More Inspiration from our Readers
Our friends at Erica's Educare Learning Center practicing their patterning using our patterning hearts card strips.
Our friends at Growing Up Montessori & Waldorf Inspired Hybrid practicing their counting with our rolling roses game.
Our friends at Growing Up Montessori & Waldorf Inspired Hybrid practicing ordering puzzles from 1-10 with the Puzzle inside our Hearts and Valentines Day Activity Pack.
Our friends at Growing Up Montessori & Waldorf Inspired Hybrid matching colors with our candy heart color matching mat.
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Spin Art Hearts from Teaching 2 and 3 year olds
Valentines Day Suncatcher Craft from Makobi Scribe
Chocolate and Strawberry Play dough from Happy Hooligans
Valentines Bird Feeders from Kids Craft Room
Valentine Relief Paintings from Playground Park Bench
Valentine Math Station from Nurture Store
12 Sensory Bin Fillers for Valentine's Day from Little Bins for Little Hands
How to make Rock Candy from Powerful Mothering
Valentines Alphabet Matching Game by Twin Talk Blog
Building Hearts with PVC Pipes from Little Bins for Little Hands
Valentine's Day Slime from Little Bins for Little Hands
Valentine's Day Light Table Invitation from And Next Comes L
Candy Hearts Measuring from Little Bins for Little Hands
Alphabet & Number Valentine's Matching Game from i heart crafty things
Touch and Feel Hearts from Pleasantest Thing
Free Valentines Day Patterning Activity from Pre-K Printable Fun
Free Valentines Bingo Cards from Gift of Curiosity
Free Valentine's Daycare Circle Time Songs and Activities from Parenting Chaos
Here are some ideas to help you plan your Post Office/Mail week. It's helpful to put a shout out to your Daycare families prior to starting your "Post Office" week. Ask them to save "junk mail", envelopes, small boxes, mailers, Magazines (anything the kids can deliver).
Pre-K Printable Fun Activities
A big thank you to member Erica P. and our friends at Erica's Educare Learning Center for sharing a photo of the Dramatic Play Post Office Pack in their space!
Member Liza D. created this pretend post office play in her space.
Liza complimented this pack with a variety of props to add to the post office play fun!
Liza also included a variety of activities from the post office play pack to her her space. Thanks for sharing Liza!
Don't let the cold weather keep you down. Here are some fabulous ideas that have been shared in our Daycare Spaces and Ideas Community to help you keep the "Winter Wiggles" at bay, and enjoy the fun things Winter brings.
Even when it's too cold you can bring the outside in! This adorable sensory Table belongs to Melissa D. (I'm also a huge fan of her easy to care for Vinyl Flooring!)
Erica P. of Erica's Educare Learning Center whipped up a fun "Hot Chocolate" Dough Invitation.
At Mrs. Felecia's Playhouse Preschool the kiddo's are ready to get some wiggles out in this fun indoor gross motor area.
Rising Stars Childcare has an Indoor bouncing area for some gross motor fun.
When your days are feeling monotonous, add something new to your space.
Brandie W. created this fabulous light table for the kiddos in her care.
You can't fight nature so go ahead and explore it! This Nature Ice Melt activity was created by Erica P. of Erica's Educare Learning Center
The Kids at Kara H's Daycare are having a blast playing in a tub of snow!
Explore animals that live in the cold, and practice putting on Winter Clothes. This adorable space was created by Amy. M of Buggabee and Me
See what you can build outside! This fabulous Snow Castle was created by
Katie Brusven's Daycare Kiddos.
The Kiddos at Tammy's Daycare used the snow as a palette to make beautiful art.
What a fun way to explore!
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