For this weeks stART we read Elmo’s Valentine. Connor received this little board book for Valentines Day 2 years ago from his grandma.
Elmo makes a valentine which then gets passed around through Sesame Street to different characters and then back to Elmo again.
The book comes with a little cardboard valentine heart that gets put into a little slot on each page. Somehow we have managed to not lose it over these couple years!
And then we made folded heart paintings with construction paper hearts and medicine droppers.
I folded a piece of construction paper in half (the colors of their choosing) and cut a heart out.
I sucked a little bit of paint into a dropper (again, the color of their choosing) and let them push the paint onto the heart and make designs. It didn't suck up the paint as well as i hoped it would but for Connor this worked fine.
Brianna couldn't press the paint out so instead she used her dropper like a paintbrush. She liked making dots.
We then folded the hearts and pressed them down.
Everytime we opened the hearts they wanted to add more paint. Connor only wanted to use green while Bri wanted a different color everytime. Here are the end results:
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