We (heart) Valentine’s Day in First Grade!

This is kind of a goofy project, but my first graders enjoy it so much that I can’t help myself!  The focus is on symmetry and the old folded paper and drawing 1/2 of a heart technique.  This is a tricky thing for first graders, and oh! the excitement when they create a perfect heart shape!  After lots of heart making practice, we turn our best hearts into…Love Bugs.

See more Valentine’s Day projects HERE.

First graders have also been working on this fun “Warm Heart, Cold Hands” project.  This was a nice review of our warm/cool color study, and gave us one more chance to make a tiny, oh so perfect, heart.  We finished these with little painted hearts for a border.  Sweet!  Thanks to Kathy over at Art Projects For Kids for this project inspiration.