Valentine’s Day Fortune Cookies
Looking for the perfect valentine craft for your children? Look no further than this personalized fortune cookie! The cookie is easy to make (you only need a few materials) and kids will love reading their “fortune”.
This is a great activity to help introduce children to school readiness and sharing! At the age of 4, children should show further progress in developing friendships with peers, even if a bond is formed with just one other child. At this age, children also begin to try and please other children by giving gifts, inviting friends to play, and performing other friendship building activities. Valentine’s Day crafts are an awesome way to introduce children to the concept of sharing and giving gifts to their friends!
What you will need:
- Construction Paper
- Circle Die Cut (Optional) *PRC offers more than 500 die-cut shapes for free use!
- Begin by cutting a circle and long strip from your construction paper.
- Fold your circle in half (2x) until you have the shape of a fortune cookie.
- Write a “fortune” or note on your strip of paper that you want your friend to open.
- Stick the strip inside the fortune cookie shape so there is an end hanging out of each side of the cookie.
- Enjoy sharing these darling valentines with friends!
Valentine’s Day Heart Bag: Social Foundations
This is a great school readiness activity for developing social foundations. At the age of 4, children should show further progress in developing friendships with peers, even if a bond is formed with just one other child. At this age, children also begin to try and please other children by giving gifts, inviting friends to play, and performing other friendship building activities. By creating Valentine’s Day bags to give to other children or to receive valentine’s day cards in, children will begin to understand that the act of giving is associated with love and friendship. See full directions below the video.
What you will need:
- Construction Paper (2 colors)
- Hole Puncher
- 2 Pipe Cleaners
- Circle Die-Cut (optional) * Can be used for free at The Promise Resource Center!
- Begin by cutting 2 large circles from your construction paper. You can always use the medium circle die-cut and rolling accu-cut machine from The Promise Resource Center for free!
- Fold each circle in half.
- Glue one circle to the inside of the other so that they look like a heart when put together.
- Punch 2 holes in the top of each side of the heart shape you have created (through both sides)
- Put the ends of one pipe cleaner through the holes on each side of the heart shape. Fold the ends up to secure the pipe cleaners.
- Put cards, candies, and activities inside your bag!
Jack-o-Happy: Circle Time Activity
Paint or color 7 paper plates orange. Draw jack-o-lantern faces with a black marker, one on each orange circle. Draw the faces to be happy, sad, sleepy, mad, puzzle pieces, tiny, and silly. Glue the circles to the paper plates and attach tongue depressors. At circle time say the following poem and have the children hold up the jack-o-faces.
I am Jack-o-Happy
I am Jack-o-Sad
I am Jack-o-Sleepy
I am Jack-o-Mad
I am Jack-o-Pieces
I am Jack-o-Tiny
I am Jack-o-Silly
The Best of Them All
This is a wonderful activity for talking about emotions and matching facial cues! Kids will also love the repeating poem! Try mixing the order for a surprise!