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Make a Card

Child created greeting card

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Children need to be encouraged to share their emotions.  You can make a special card for someone you love any day of the year.

  • Make a greeting card for someone the child loves
  • Let the child choose red, blue, or yellow construction paper as the base of their card
  • Get out the “art” box and let the child be creative with crayons, stickers, glue, scissors, etc.
  • Write the word love somewhere on the card
  • Encourage the child to write their own name on the card
  • Be sure and let the child give the card to the recipient or place in the mail together


Have a card/paper with the word "Love" available to be copied by a child onto their card

Have a card/paper with their name written for them to copy onto the card.  Use an upper case first letter and lower case letters for the remaining letters in their name.


Allowing a child to choose from available material options, helps with their thinking skills.  An art box filled with a wide variety of scraps and art supplies encourages a child to make choices.


Can you name some people who love you? Why do you think they love you?

If you do something that is bad, do your mom and dad still love you?


  • red, blue or yellow construction paper 
  • art box (container with crayons, glue, stickers, scissors, colored paper, etc.)

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Curriculum Plan Resources

Skills Focus

  • Shape - Triangle
  • Color - Red, Yellow, Blue
  • Number - Four, 4
  • Alphabet Letters - D, M
  • Senses - Taste
  • Character Trait - Love
  • Target Words - Day, Later, Night, Now

Monthly Proverb

Arabic-Every day of your life is a page of your history

Did You Know?

"Investing in high quality pre-kindergarten can make every family in America safer from crime and violence. Law enforcement leaders know that to win the war on crime, we need to be as willing to guarantee our kids space in a pre-kindergarten program as we are to guarantee a criminal a prison cell," said Sanford Newman, president of Fight Crime

Books to Read

"The Greedy Triangle"
by Marilyn Burns (Activity 2)

"Mouse Paint"
by Ellen Stoll Walsh (Activity 9)

"The Very Busy Spider"
by Eric Carle (Activity 17) (audiobook available)

"The Greedy Triangle" VIDEO
by Marilyn Burns (Activity 2)

"Mouse Paint". VIDEO
by Ellen Still Walsh (Activity 9)

"The Very Busy Spider" VIDEO
by Eric Carle (Activity 17)

Music Playlist

"An Die Schonen, Blauen Donau - Walzer Op. 314 Johann Strauss"
by Berliner Philharmoniker Album 100 Best Karajan 100 Best Classics (Classical) (Activity 20)

"The Alphabet Song"
by Cedarmont Kids Album 100 Singalong Songs for Kids (Children) (Activity 4)

"Love Grows One By One"
by Priscilla Herdman Album Daydreamer (Children) (Activity 13 & 20)

"The Alphabet Song" VIDEO
by Cedarmont Kids (Activity 4)

"Love Grows One by One" VIDEO
by Priscilla Herdman (Activity 13 & 20)

"An Die Schonen, Blauen Donau-Walzer Op.314" VIDEO
by Johann Strauss (Activity 20)

Monthly Materials List

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Fingerplay / Poems / Songs

The Itsy Bitsy Spider

(Activity 21 Month 4)

The itsy bitsy spider climbed up the waterspout

Down came the rain and washed the spider out 

Out came the sun and dried up all the rain 

And the itsy bitsy spider climbed up the spout again.

Do You Love Me? to “Brother John” tune

(Activity 26 Month 4)

Do you love me? Do you love me?

Yes, I do.  Yes, I do.

Give me hugs and kisses.  Give me hugs and kisses.

I love you. (two kiss sounds)  I love you. (two kiss sounds)