Surely I'm not the only one who finds great ideas on Pinterest only to realize there's no template for it and give up. Pinterest can be wonderful and it can also ruin everything by creating unrealistic expectations. There are tons of cutesy, crafty things for the holidays but I get how busy we are. Pinterest just isn't real life. I think about how fun it would be to get to do tons of fun craft things in speech therapy at the school. Then I remember how many kids are on caseload, how long each session lasts, and how long it will take to make everything. YEAH, NEVER GOING TO HAPPEN. However, this week was a fun exception and I think the kinders and first graders liked it!
There are a ton of Valentine's Day crafts floating around the internet and this is not anything original. I did, however, make a template for the hearts with different sizes so if you want to make it, the hardest part is done. All that's left is tracing and cutting. Valentine's day is on Sunday and it could be a fun weekend project if you have kids or are babysitting. It's great for language and a fun way to talk about: animals (what is this, can you think of any others), sounds (what sound does it make, what sound does a cow make, etc), body parts (show me the eyes, where are YOUR eyes), colors, holidays, sequencing (first you do this, second etc) and all sorts of things. Just wanted to share in case anybody was interested. Happy early Valentine's Day!
The template can be found here