Boosting Literacy Skills with Valentine Cards and Crafts

 

Boosting Literacy Skills

with Valentine Cards and Crafts

 

In addition to reading a variety of Valentine’s Day booksconsider trying some other activities that promote literacy. This week I’ll give suggestions for making cards and other crafty type things. Next week, I’ll tell you about more books and offer several ideas for other Valentine’s Day activities. (They may look familiar—it’s a repeat from last year, with a few modifications.)

 

CARDS

Many kids love making cards. Of course, all you really need is to just put out a bunch of paper, doilies, glue, glitter… But if you want some other ideas, here are several to get started.

 

First, you need to know how to easily cut out hearts.

Cutting Out Hearts from EHow.com

This video shows how to cut out hearts, plus shows some ideas of what to do with them.

 

Winged Hearts Card from Artists Helping Children

The directions seemed a little tricky but the result is pretty neat.

 

Magically Appearing Name Card  from Artists Helping Children

Ingenious!

 

Potato Print Heart Cards from Imagination Station

A fun idea

 

So Cute! Our Favorite Make-in-a-Night DIY Valentines! from iVillage

A bunch of ideas…

 

Valentine’s Day Cards from Martha Stewart

43 ideas!

 

Here are a bunch of ways I Love You is said in other languages. Add some to your cards!

Je t’aime French

Te amo Spanish

Wo ai ni Chinese (Mandarin)

Ik hou van jou Dutch

Ich liebe dich German

Ani ohev otach (male) Ani ohevet otcha (female) Hebrew

Volim te Croatian

Ai shite masu Japanese, female speech

Ai shiteru yo Japanese, male speech

Mi amas vin Esperanto

Amo-te Portuguese

Jag älskar dig Swedish

 

OTHER VALENTINE’S DAY CRAFTS

Woven Heart Basket  from Artists Helping Children

There are 2 versions given—difficult and easy.

 

Heart People  from Artists Helping Children

Adding speech bubbles could be fun!

 

Drawing and Making Animals Out of Hearts  from Artists Helping Children

Definitely cute.

 

Valentine’s Day Peas and Toothpick Heart and Arrow Craft from Artists Helping Children

Odd, but looks fun!

 

Danielle’s Place from Danielle’s Place

This has a whole bunch of crafts, plus a few cards.

 

Pocket Heart Valentine from Reading Rockets

Looks quite easy to do.

 

Heart-Shaped Crafts from Martha Stewart

Click arrows to see all 33 crafts – looks like lots of fun!

 

 

Do you have Valentine’s Day crafts that your family enjoys? Tell about them in the Comments Box!

Gail

 

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