Listen to song "You'll Be In My Heart" and make a collage of hearts
- Play song “You’ll Be In My Heart” while doing this activity
- Let child choose a colored piece of paper. Show child how to fold paper and cut out a heart shape
- Fold and cut many heart shapes
- Glue hearts onto a large sheet of paper (cut open brown paper bag or use poster board)
If using scissors is difficult, ask child to tear out the heart shape. You can also help child with the cutting by placing your hand over his cutting hand while using the scissors or drawing the heart first so they can cut along the lines.
Encourage child to cut out 9 hearts. Write one letter on each of the hearts to spell the word V-A-L-E-N-T-I-N-E. As you say aloud the following poem, have child point to the correctly lettered heart.
Will you be my V-A-L-E-N-T-I-N-E? If you do you surely know how happy I will be!
Sugar, spice and all things nice, that's what you are to me...
Will you be my V-A-L-E-N-T-I-N-E?
Curriculum Plan Resources
- Shape - Heart
- Color - Review
- Number - Six, 6
- Alphabet Letters - H, P
- Senses - Hearing
- Character Trait - Honesty
- Target Words - Good-by, Many, Match, Why
If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.
Did You Know?
"Children with below average language skills can make rapid improvements if their parents take simple steps to change the way they interact with them." University of Sydney
Books to Read
"My Very First Book of Shapes"
by Eric Carle (Activity 2)
"Big Red Barn"
by Margaret Wise Brown (Activity 8)
"Old MacDonald Had a Farm"
by Countdown Kids Album 100 All Time Children’s Favorites (Activity 10)
"Salve Regina - Antiphona (tonus monasticus) in Honorem Beatae Mariae Virginias"
Album Salve Regina Gregorian Chant by Benedictine Monks of the Abby of Saint-Maurice & Saint-Maur, Clervaux (Activity 21)
"You’ll Be In My Heart"
by Phil Collins Album Tarzan (Movie Soundtrack) (Activity 18)
Monthly Materials List
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Fingerplay / Poems / Songs
Up Down Turn Around
(Activity 14 Month 8)
Touch the sky,
And touch the ground.
Blink your eyes,
Blow a kiss,
And say “good-bye “
I Need To Be Honest
(Activity 13 Month 8)
I need to be honest
My mom and dad say
And telling the truth
Is just one way!
Why be honest
I ask mom and dad.
You will feel your best
When the truth is always said.