Valentine's day is just around the corner, and what better way to involve kids in celebrating the day of hearts is by making a fun craft with them. Check out this fun and easy DIY Valentines Day Cards for Kids.
Children are often exposed to different circumstances that test their abilities. This leads them to feel a certain level of stress, which is not bad at all. However, when the stress load is too high, it can lead to the child becoming ill. As adults, it is tough to prevent children from going through moments that can cause them stress, but we can help them cope with this situation in the best way.
Usually, children find it hard to express themselves verbally when it comes to talking about their feelings. The adult must know how to identify and recognize changes in children's behavior. Some become silent, aggressive, not very participatory, lose sleep, appetite, etc.
Children who have adequately developed their emotional skills have a greater capacity to cope with stressful situations and emerge victoriously. On the other hand, children who have not sufficiently developed their emotional skills will present more stress. It will be more difficult for them to overcome this situation.
How can we help children to manage stress properly? The best way to help children is by enhancing their self-esteem. It is crucial that they feel loved and supported. Developing their confidence allows them to feel capable of completing the things they choose to do. They will adequately assume the success and failure in their lives.
An excellent Valentine activity to develop with children is crafts. With it, children develop many skills, cognitive, physical, and emotional. When children make crafts, they learn by manipulating materials, as proposed by the Montessori learning method.
Remember that abstractly acquiring concepts is very difficult at an early age and can hinder children's learning processes. By elaborating on manual activities, they learn concretely. They reinforce their memory and attention by remembering the steps to follow. Their self-confidence will be strengthened along with their self-esteem since they can see what they've accomplished.
THEME: KIDS HOME ACTIVITY - VALENTINES DAY CARDS FOR KIDS
HOW DO WE DO THIS ACTIVITY?
Age: 4-6-year-old children
Goal: Through this art & craft activity, children will stimulate their motor, cognitive, and emotional skills through a handcraft.
Difficulty level: Advanced. This valentine activity is designed for children to carry out autonomously by following instructions and accompanied by an adult.
- Precision in hand and finger movements
- A printable with the card's patterns
- Bond paper/construction paper of several colors
- A plastic container with glue
- 2 containers
Cut out the largest heart from the printable, place it on the chosen sheet of construction paper, draw the heart, and cut it out.
Cut out the small heart from the printable, draw it on the construction paper and cut it out.
Glue the small heart on the big heart.
Cut out the leaves and the stem, draw them on the construction paper, cut them out, and glue them on the hearts.
Cut out the flowers from the printable, draw them on the construction paper, and cut them out.
Fold the flowers in half and glue the sides one by one, creating a fan.
Glue the flower to the heart.
A Valentines day card for kids made of bond paper
FREE PRINTABLE VALENTINE'S DAY COLORING WORKSHEETS
Here's another fun activity to do with kids. Click the link below to download our free printable Valentine's day coloring sheets.
HOW DO WE DO THIS VALENTINE'S DAY ACTIVITY WITH CHILDREN OF DIFFERENT AGES?
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN UNDER 4 YEARS OLD
This Valentines day cards for kids activity can be done with younger children. To lower the difficulty level, it is unnecessary to change materials. Children cannot cut out the figures at this age, so you must provide the figures previously cut out. That way, children will do an exercise according to their abilities and development.
MODIFICATIONS FOR CHILDREN OVER 6 YEARS OLD
This Valentines day cards for kids activity can be developed with older children. To increase the difficulty level, it is unnecessary to change materials. Children can do a bigger card where they can write something using glitter or sequins to decorate it. This way, children will do activity according to their abilities.
VIDEO DESCRIPTION - LET'S MAKE VALENTINE'S DAY CARDS FOR KIDS
In this Valentines day cards for kids video, you will find the step by step of activity "LET'S MAKE VALENTINE'S CARDS," designed for 4-6-year-old children. They will do Valentine's card using bond paper of different colors. This activity will allow children to develop skills such as precision in hand and finger movements, self-esteem, relaxation, patience, focus, and memory. The materials they will need are printable with the card's patterns, bond paper or construction paper of several colors, scissors, a paintbrush, and a plastic container with glue.
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