Valentines day literacy activity – Yarn heart

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I  like to sneak in some learning into our activities whenever possible. We made a yarn heart which gives a good workout on fine motor skills. I made it a sight word activity for my preschooler to make it a valentines day literacy activity. You can just make the yarn heart which is suitable for all ages.

Valentine day activities for preschool

Valentines day literacy activity!

Materials needed to make this Valentines day literacy activity:

  1. Cardboard – We need empty cereal box
  2. Yarn
  3. Marker
  4. Tape

Method:

  1. I cut out a heart shape from an empty cereal box. Made 1/2 inch slits on the sides of the cardboard heart.
  2. I wrote the words my daughter has to practice with a marker near the slits.  I wrote the same words twice, once on each side of the heart so that my daughter could match them.Valentines day literacy activity - Hands on sight word activities
  3. Attached the tape to the back of the heart.fun hands on sight words activities
  4. My daughter brought the yarn to the front side of the heart through a slit and read the word written next to the slit. Matched the word  by  pushing the yarn through the slit next to the matching word written on the opposite side of the heart.hands on activities to teach sight words
  5. She brought the yarn again to the front side of the heart through the next slit.
  6. She repeated the  process for all the words written in the heart. Once all the words were completed, I cut out the yarn from the bundle and attached the end of the yarn to the back of the heart with a piece of tape.

My daughter had difficulty pulling the yarn through the slits. Also, the words were getting covered with yarn, so she had to lift the yarn to read the words. I need to slightly change the position of the words. Do you have any suggestions?

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