I’m finally accepting the fact that scrapbooking is not for me. Not in this phase of life, anyway. So, I’ve decided to use some of my scrapbooking “stuff” for our activities. This fun “Valentine-themed” game was so easy to make!
The targeted skills for this game are one-to-one correspondence and number recognition.
Here’s what you’ll need: construction paper (or scrapbook paper), scissors, a black marker, and stickers (optional).
|1. Use a scrap piece of paper to make a heart pattern. Trace the pattern five times on a piece of construction/scrapbook paper.|
|2. Cut out the hearts and then write the numerals 1-5 on the left side of each heart.|
|3. Add the corresponding number of hearts…either drawn or by using stickers (if you have them).|
|OPTIONAL: Laminate. My boys tear things up faster than I can say “heart breaker”, so I used my handy dandy laminator so that we could play this game more than once!|
|4. Cut out. Cut a different “break” in each heart so that no two are the same.|
|5. Let your child get busy matching the sticker sides to the numeral sides. It’s a self-correcting game, so it would definitely be something he/she could do independently (after you explain, of course).|
|6. Store in a ziploc bag until next time!|
And speaking of a “heart breaker”…how would you like to be on the receiving end of one of these kisses? It’s pure bliss, I tell you!