An adorable handprint card for kids to make for Father’s Day or Valentine’s Day.
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Besides being fun, puzzles are an often overlooked educational tool. I’ve used puzzles to teach my children about the world. I also love using 4D Cityscape Time puzzles in our history lessons, as they allow children to see how historical events shape cities and countries.
I believe in hands on learning wherever possible, in all school subjects. So when I was offered the chance to review three new Dr. Livingston human body jumbo learning puzzles, I said yes. I knew these puzzles would be fantastic for teaching my children about the human body.
Using Puzzles to Teach Children About the Human Body
Simple Valentine’s Day Craft for Kids
This simple handprint Valentine is one of my favorite Valentine’s Day crafts for kids. It also doubles as a fantastic Father’s Day or Mother’s Day card kids can make. I love that it can be made using the tiniest of handprints.
To make the card, simply trace your child’s hand on construction paper. Cut out a heart out of a different color of paper. Than fold the child’s two middle fingers over to sign “I Love You” in sign language. Glue or tape to the card (we recommend glue dots or a glue stick).
We made this card for Mike as Day 11 of our Week of Valentines, and on the front we listed 11 reasons Mike is the Best Dad Ever.
Here is the list (compiled by Emma):
- You give the birds food (Mike refills our bird feeder)
- You play with Emma and Johnny
- You bring home treats
- Hop on Pop (inspired by Dr. Seuss, Mike lets the kids jump on his stomach)
- You let Emma play with your [wedding] ring
- You fix things (Mike was credited by Emma for restoring power after our recent blackout)
- You put Emma and sometimes Johnny to bed
- You love Emma and Johnny and the baby in Mama’s tummy
- You love Mama
More Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids
First, an easy way to spice up a simple construction paper valentine. Instead of cutting out hearts or other shapes out of construction paper for your child to glue onto the card, cut the hearts out of felt. One of Emma’s little friends gave her a simple construction paper valentine with little felt hearts and kitty cats glued on. Emma loved feeling the soft shapes, and she’s been carrying the card around nonstop.
And now, a few Valentine’s Day crafts from other blogs that look like fun:
- Simple to make and very cool Valentine Stamps from Lucky Me!
- Envelope with Heart Closure complete with PDF templates from Chocolate On My Cranium (this craft is probably best for older children)
This cute Play Valentine Mail Set requires some sewing, but it would make a fun Valentine’s Day gift for kids.
What are your favorite Valentine’s Day crafts for kids?
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