Preschoolers can make this
gift for someone special to celebrate Valentine’s Day. You’ll need
11×17 white construction paper, red tempera paint, plastic bowls,
baking potatoes, a knife, glue, scissors, and a photo of each
Before class, slice potatoes in half and cut a heart-shape into
the potato for stamping. Have children dip the potato in red paint
and stamp heart shapes on construction paper. Help preschoolers cut
their photos into heart shapes and glue them to the placemats.
Laminate the placemats for durability.
Read aloud John 13:34. Remind preschoolers that God wants us to
love each other, just as he loves us. Tell preschoolers to give the
placemat to someone as a way to say, “I love you.”
From “Age Level Insights 3 to 5”
featured in the January/February 2009 issue of Children’s