My dirty little fingerprints
I’ve left on every wall,
And on the drawers and table tops,
I’ve really marked them all.
But here is one that won’t rub off,
I’m giving it to you,
Because I’m thankful for a (mother/father/grandma/etc) just like you!
This was the Valentine’s Day Card that my Pre-K class in Baltimore made last February 2010. It’s really simple to make and the parents/guardians really appreciated the effort the kids made. The children enjoyed doing the finger-painted heart.
Things you’ll need:
- two-fold cardstock paper
- red and pink paint
- red construction paper
- Print the poem and mount on a red construction paper. Glue on the front page of the card.
- Outline a heart shape below the poem. This will serve as a guide for the children to finger-paint the heart.
- The children will use red and pink paint to make the heart. Dip their pointer finger to the paint and let them make small dots, alternating pink and red. Allow them to be creative and use the different colors of paint as they wish. There is no wrong or right way as the heart will look pretty so long as they fill the heart with paint in red and pink. Let it dry.
- Inside the card, the children may write a short message or simply, “Happy Valentine’s Day Mommy and Daddy. I Love you!” If they can’t write yet, you may write this for them.
- Let them sign their name.
This is a fun and very easy activity for the little ones especially Pre-K and is also a good fine-motor skills activity for them.
Advance Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!