I’ve had the chance to work with preschoolers again and it’s been a refreshing change for me. They are a joy to be around and I love how the simplest things are of interest to them. I love seeing them smile when they discover something new and are having fun.
For Valentine’s Day this year I am revisiting an old Sewn Paper Heart Envelope project. They are easy to prepare and the kids have a great time “sewing” their envelopes. It’s a really good hand- eye coordination exercise as well.
If you are looking for a sewn heart project for older children please read Torn and Sewn Paper Hearts over on Hip Homeschool Moms.
Materials needed to make Sewn Heart Envelopes for Preschoolers:
- 2 pieces of festive, patterned card stock or construction paper
- plastic training needles- 2 inch round
- craft scissors ( optional )
Step by Step Preparations for your class:
1. Cut two large hearts out of paper of your choice. You can use regular or craft scissors.
2. Facing the right sides out, punch holes around the bottom and sides of the hearts. Punching no holes on top leaves an opening on top.
3. Attach a string to one end of a long piece of yarn; then the other end to the top first hole of one side of the two hearts. This will join them together and have them prepared for your child to begin stitching. It’s a simple and easy thing to have prepared to keep little ones engaged while homeschooling your other children. And it’s been a fun and enjoyable activity for the preschoolers at our co-op. Afterward we are using them to collect hidden valentines and treats in our classroom. Then the kids can take them home in celebration of Valentine’s day.