Blooming Valentine Card

Blooming Valentine Card

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Create your own three dimensional blooming card for Valentine’s Day.  

What You Need: 

  • White construction paper or card stock 
  • Colored paper 
  • Markers 
  • Ribbon  
  • Scissors 
  • Green felt or fabric 
  • Glue or glue dots 

What You Do: 

  1. Cut a pile of different sizes of hearts out from the colored paper. 
  2. Add doodles, dots, and designs to your hearts.  
  3. Fold sturdy white paper in half to make a card.  
  4. Cut thin strips of green fabric or felt to make stems. If you don’t have fabric, simply use a green marker or crayon to draw your stems.  
  5. Make a tiny bow with ribbon to glue across the middle of the stems. If you don’t have ribbon, just use a thin piece of paper. 
  6. Attach the paper hearts to the stems with glue dots or glue.  
  7. Continue adding hearts for full bouquet. 
  8. Write a kind message or poem inside. 

Words to Use: 

  • Three-dimensional: Having or appearing to have length, depth, and height. 
  • Texture: The way a surface or material feels when you touch it, especially how smooth or rough it is. 
  • Bouquet: An attractively arranged bunch of flowers.  
  • Poem: A piece of writing that expresses emotions, experiences and ideas especially in short lines using words that rhyme. 

What to Talk About: 

  • Discuss texture. Compare and contrast the differences between fabrics. 
  • Discuss the difference between the three-dimensional hearts and the flat stems. 
  • Rhyming words. What kind of words express feelings? 

Change It Up:  

  • Use ribbon or string, or even real grass for your stems.  
  • Add words to the hearts to form a message, like conversation heart candies. 
  • Try writing a haiku poem inside. A haiku is a Japanese form of poetry.  Each short poem has three lines with five syllables in the first and last line and seven syllables in the middle line. 

Learning Connections: 

  • Communication 
  • Creativity 
  • Social & Emotional Development 
  • Literacy 
  • Fine Motor Development 
     

Curriculum Connections:  

  • Visual Arts: 2.V.1, 2.V.1 
  • English Language Arts:   R.L.1.4 

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