Ah, I honestly don’t want Valentine’s Day to ever come (except for the 50 shades of Grey movie, obvs). But in all serious ya’ll, the activities are just too.darn.cute!!
While reading the book, we created our own Valentine’s, following the directions in the book. This really helped break down each step to creating a card and let me sneak in direction following, making choices, AND fine motor practice, all in one group read aloud.
When it came time to add items to our cards, I used a lot of pictures/choice cards for the students to be in charge of how they wanted their Valentine to look. They would choose the color they wanted to draw with, as well as the color and amount of hearts they wanted to cut out and glue on their cards. I got the heart punch out from Michael’s a looong time ago and I loved using it for this activity! I will certainly be buying more punch outs and using them for other projects.