Another Valentine’s Day has come and gone.
Do you have a collection of those hard little conversation heart candies? Wondering what you can do with them (besides the obvious?)
We spent Valentine’s Day morning using them in our morning learning time. I made individual activity papers for both the 4 and 2 1/2 year-olds. Both had a sorting area at top of their paper. I made a simple “finish the pattern” activity at the bottom of the toddler’s paper, and a harder pattern activity for the preschooler, who has worked with patterns for a while now.
We did the sorting activity again today with the conversation hearts we had remaining (of course a few were eaten during yesterday’s fun), and then we counted how many of each color heart we had. (Doing it with an older child? Have them eat a few and count again to work on subtraction skills!) And afterwards? We used them to decorate yesterday’s Valentine’s Day cupcakes… YUM!
What other crafts/activities have you done with candy?