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Valentine card

Secret Admiration
Reading/Art Read the book Little Bear's Valentine by Else Minarik (HarperCollins, 2003), which is about a secret admirer. Talk about what it feels like to have and to be a secret admirer. Do the following art project for someone special, sign it, "Your secret admirer" and watch a smile appear on his or her face!

Step 1: Prepare cardboard box sides for the children. Cut slits about one inch long on all sides.

Step 2: Students paint the cardboard a Valentine color; red, pink, purple. etc.

Step 3: When the paint is dry, glue on paper hearts and the name of the person receiving this Valentine.

Step 4: Students string colored yarn into the slits and add a yarn handle.

Construction paper cut into lines

Woven Hearts
Step 1: Give each child two sheets of 12" x 18" construction paper.

Step 2: Cut shapes as shown below, with slits 1" wide and 12" long.

Woven construction paper heart

Step 3: Weave the pieces together and staple, paste or tape them securely. Trim excess from the ends. Write a Valentine message on the heart.

Step 4: Streamers with hearts on them may be attached.

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