Valentine's Panda Bear CraftTraditionally, Valentine preschool crafts involve red and pink hearts. For variation, this activity involves different shaped black and white hearts. With the shapes, the preschool children can create their very own panda bear or as a gift for someone they love.
Depending on the age of the children, the preschool teacher could prepare the different shaped hearts before hand. Alternatively, older preschool children could attempt to cut their own hearts (or circles) which fosters fine motor skills. Either way, a template of different shaped hearts helps with the preparation. Half a heart template works well with this age group.
This particular preschool craft could be demonstrated ahead of time at circle time to help the children with the steps. This art process encourages young children to follow direction, a skill that is important to develop for their success at school. At the same time, there is always room for open ended art...for the children to create their own creations with the material, wonderfully illustrated in the following photo taken from
|From Luv Pre-K Heart Art|