So, it was time to update this theme for preschool in 2015. We used a couple elements again, namely the conversation heart sticker shadows. So, it was time to update this theme for preschool in 2015. We used a couple elements again, namely the conversation heart sticker shadows. Then in 2016 we had a set of 12 Valentine’s Preschool Trays!
I hope you love our 11 Valentine Preschool Trays!
- Heart Pin Sheet
- Count by 10s
- Heart Candy Cutting
- Heart Tracing on paper bags
- Heart Tangrams
- Heart Sight Words Cutting
- Upper & Lowercase Letter Match
- Heart Sight Words Matching
- Valentine Sensory Tray w/lentils
- Yarn Tracing Sheet
- Conversation Heart Shadow Sticker Match
- I started out with heart picks we bought last year at the dollar store
- He was enjoying poking the foam block (below), so we made another activity using picks.
- We simply made hearts using the shapes provided with Publisher, then changed the line of it to big dots.
- This was a hit as Dad looked up more pin pages to print!
- This begins with the numbers provided in the February Math & Literacy Centers by Mrs. Ricca’s Kindergarten on TPT — thanks!
- I trimmed the numbers 10-100 to size
- Then, I (roughly!) drew the numbers 10-20 with a Sharpie on a scrap piece of foam, with dots to place the heart picks used above.
- The goal is to count by 10’s and match the numbers!
- This very cute is from the Cut It Out! Cutting Practice Pack for Valentines from This Reading Mama – thank you!
- I printed the “candy” sheet in color and trimmed it to size
- The corresponding shapes were printed in black and white and given to him with scissors and glue!
- For Christmas, E made his own gift bags by decorating plain white paper bags, so we decided to do that for Valentine’s!
- First, the white bags were found at Wal-Mart with the plastic wrap, foil, etc. Very good deal!
- (I fold down the flap at the lower part of the bag so he can color away without his drawing being on the bottom of the bag!)
- Then, I gave him four hearts to trace — a candy lid, two heart cookie cutters, and a plastic button
- Finally, we picked the Valentine colors out of his nice colored pencils for tracing the hearts.
- Our favorite Lauri Tangrams make things easy with a cute heart sheet!
- I also included another sheet so he could do some more matching with other (blue) shapes.
- This cute set of words was also from the Valentine set from Mrs. Ricca’s Kindergarten!
- I chose a few of the words, cut the hearts, but gave them to him with scissors to see if he would cut them down the middle!
- This is from the Valentine Turtles Upper and Lower Case Match by Lavinia Pop on TPT – thanks!
- I just used the sheet for drawing lines between uppercase letters on one side and its corresponding matching lowercase letter.
- This was rather hard for E to understand!
- I printed two of the “A Heart Full of Words” worksheets from Mrs. Ricca’s Kindergarten‘s printable via TPT.
- I trimmed the words on one sheet and gave him the other sheet in full to do some sight word matching!
- Lentils may be my favorite for sensory play!
- This is a big bag of pink ones, along with a few heart gems and plastic heart links
- Provided a small beaker, a couple tiny red silicone muffin cups, cookie cutters, and a heart-shaped bowl.
- This sheet is from Confessions of a Homeschooler!
- I actually had it printed last year! But being on pink paper it was great for this theme, and I gave him both a pen and pair of scissors.
- This is one we actually did before!
- So last time, I placed the heart stickers directly on the glass of the copy machine and made a copy with the lid up – the result is a cool set of shadows!
- I cut these down to card size (these were his ‘Valentines’ last year) along with the conversation heart stickers to match.
So, I usually swap out weekly themes on Tuesday or Wednesday evening. That seems to mesh best with our family. Yet, come Feb. 15 – he wanted nothing to do with his Valentine preschool trays anymore! It was funny. So we ended it a day early. But, every day since he has said something like “we can still celebrate Valentine’s Day!” So, I guess we inadvertently gotten through to him.
As I said above, especially the letter matching worksheet was tough for him. In general, we are trying to find new ways for him to focus (isn’t every parent of a preschooler?) Personally, I think it is the cabin fever getting to him!
Up next is a theme he is bound to enjoy – the Octonauts!
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Cool Books for Valentine Preschool Trays!