Thursday, February 10, 2011

Conversation Heart Wreath

In today's Valentine activity we are making a conversation heart wreath with words that lift our children up. This is an activity you can sit down and do together and talk about all the wonderful things you love about them! You could also make one for your spouse too. Let your children help you list things they love about their mommy or daddy.

What you need:

  • 9" dinner plate or paper plate
  • Recycled cereal box or other thin cardboard
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Heart pattern
  • Construction paper: Valentine's colors
  • Markers, crayons or paint pens
  • Glue sticks
  1. Trace around the 9" plate onto the cardboard.
  2. Use your pen or pencil to draw another circle inside that one, about an inch away from the outside circle. 
  3. Cut out the circle and the center of the circle to create a cardboard wreath base.
  4. Cut out 12 medium size hearts with the different color construction paper. You can either free hand a heart on paper, print a heart shape from Microsoft Word or use a this template.
  5. With your markers write 12 different words on each heart that describe what you love about your child like kind, sweet, smart, their pudgy feet, etc.
  6. Arrange your hearts on top of the cardboard wreath shape without gluing them down. Once you have them where you want them, use the glue stick to attach each one. 
  7. You can hang the wreath as is or attach a piece of looped yarn to the back as a hanger. Hang it on your children bedroom door or in their room as a reminder at how wonderful you think they are.

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