Fine motor skills is such an important part of our young ones development that I tend to encourage it in most things we do. Sure, it can seem silly but if the child can thread the items (for example) I let him instead of doing it myself just because I can do it faster or better.
This week we made some lovely heart garlands for our wall. The children got to punch the holes, cut the thread and then thread and hang the heart garlands.
What you will need:
- Yarn in a light pink color or any kind of thread / yarn / string you have laying around
- A punch to make holes
- Blu Tack to stick to the walls
- Cardstock in valentine / love colors. I have used red, dark pink and light pink.
- The printable for the hearts. Download it here as a pdf and print on the color cardstock and cut.
Also for the first time ever! I have a file for your silhouette cameo! So if you have one I would love to hear if you were able to use it. I really hope I have shared the file correctly. Download the silhouette cameo file and then unzip it to use on your machine.
Once you have your hearts punch 2 holes as displayed below for threading.
Cut an arm length of yarn for threading.
Let the threading begin!
Once the heart garland is complete press some blu tack to the ends and let the children decor a wall / window / door with their heart garlands.
We had some lovely heart garlands on our wall under all the other lovely drawings the kids make for me 🙂
Are you looking for more valentine’s day ideas for learning? Take a look at what my co-hosts did this week!
Matching Stickers Lacing Cards by Teach me Mommy
Valentine’s Day Cupcake Graphing by Life over C’s
Heart Number Bonds by Adventures of Adam
Melting Heart Experiment by Crafty kids at Home
Fine Motor Heart Garland by Powerful Mothering
My Heart Beats for You Printable by Kelly’s Classroom
Sticker Words by Rebecca Reid Homeschool
Melting Love Hearts by The Gingerbread House
Valentine Alphabet Match by The Kindergarten Connection
Valentine Playdough Mats by Kidz Activities
Lines of Symmetry Loving Hearts by Peakle Pie