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
  • Glue
  • Pen/Marker/Crayons
  • Scissors,
  • 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!

Candy Cane Counting Activity

This holiday activity is a great way for pre-schoolers to develop fine motor skills while learning to count and practice other valuable math skills. Try candy cane counting with the simple instructions below!

Supplies Needed:


  1. Bend the white pipe cleaner into a candy cane shape.
  2. Put a small piece of tape around the bottom of the pipe cleaner. Write a number on it.
  3. Put the red beads in a bowl or container.
  4. Have your child count the correct number of beads and place them on the pipe cleaner to fill the candy cane!


This is such a great, hands-on way for young children to explore one to one correspondence. For older children, you can try using different colored beads. Each bead can represent a value (red are one’s, blue are ten’s and green are hundred’s). With this more advanced version, you can ask your child to make four hundred and thirty-two with the multi-colored beads and give them a challenge.

Friday Fundays- School Readiness Workshops

You are invited to The Promise Resource Center’s NEW child-centered workshop series! Every Friday in August we will host school readiness workshops focused on children aged 2-5 years old who will be entering the school-age soon! Our first Friday Funday will be held on August 5th from 10AM-11AM. The cost is $5 per child over the age of 2. Children in attendance will complete make and take activities, receive books and other games, and enjoy a snack. Pete the Cat is our first workshop’s theme. Kids will decorate their very own white shoe, read Pete the Cat books and play games involving the wildly popular and beloved character, Pete. Children will also receive a free Rita’s Italian Ice coupon to use at the Italian Ice stand right down the street from PRC! Parents and providers in attendance will be entered to win a Dr. Seuss prize pack that includes decor, school supplies and more.  Please register in advance by calling PRC at 301-290-0040 or emailing with your name, phone number and the number of children you will be bringing. We can’t wait to see you there!

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