Valentine's day is a fun celebration that kids love. For parents and educators, this celebration can be a learning opportunity for kids. Our floating hearts home activity for kids is a fun STEM science experiment and an exciting Valentines Day activities for kids.
Children's minds are creative by nature. Between 0-6, they can absorb knowledge quickly, effortlessly, and in an unlimited way from their environment and everything that they live daily. That's why we must be careful about what children are taught. The situations and lessons must be those they can handle according to their age and infinite capacity.
Everything that the child learns is kept deep in his/her memory. In this first stage of experimentation, their personalities are developed. After six, with the development of the will and the power of reasoning, the reasoning mind becomes dominant.
Valentines Day Activities for Kids with experiments stimulate children to let their imaginations fly. According to the activity developments, they realize the result and reality, applying their knowledge during the experiment.
As a result, the different experiments that children engage and learn through the senses support their recognition of sounds, smells, tastes, movements, reasoning, and observation of their environment. Children will intuitively make connections from their everyday experiences to the experiments they undertake.
All experiences must always be carried out in a fun and motivating environment to make children eager and expectant of the "magical" moment from experimentation. An environment prepared as suggested by the Montessori learning method.
THEME: VALENTINES DAY ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS
Age: 4-6-year-old children
Goal: Through this Valentines day activity for kids, children will develop critical and creative thinking through experimentation.
Difficulty level: Average. This Valentines day activity for kids is designed for children to carry out autonomously by following instructions.
- Critical and creative thinking
- Following instructions
- Accuracy in hand and fingers movements
- A bowl with water
- A bowl with scissors
- Some colored construction paper squares
HOW DO WE DO THIS ACTIVITY?
Fold the paper squares in half.
Cut out a heart shape.
Fold the heart in half and fold the heart's tip towards the center. Then, on each side of the heart, fold the top circular area down. Next, make a fold on the circular side to create a small flap. Repeat the same folds on the other side and put the heart on top of the water. Wait and see if it floats like a boat or sinks into the water.
VALENTINES DAY ACTIVITY FOR KIDS RESULT
Experiment of Hearts in Water
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HOW DO WE DO THIS VALENTINES DAY ACTIVITY WITH CHILDREN OF DIFFERENT AGES?
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN UNDER 4 YEARS OLD
This Valentines day activity for kids can be developed with younger children. To lower the difficulty level of it, you should not change the materials. However, when creating the experiment, the accompaniment of the adult is essential. If the children cannot cut the hearts or fold them, they can do it with an adult's help. In this way, an activity will be carried out according to the children's development and abilities.
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN OLDER THAN 6
This Valentines day activity for kids can be done with older children. To increase the difficulty level, children can experiment with paper sheets of different textures. They can even experiment with water at different temperatures, observe different results, and reach different conclusions. In this way, a Valentine activity will be carried out according to the children's development and abilities.
VIDEO DESCRIPTION - FLOATING HEARTS
This Valentines day activities for kids video provides step-by-step instructions for completing the "FLOATING HEARTS" activity. It is designed for boys and girls from 4 to 6 years old to create a floating paper heart. This activity will allow children to develop skills such as critical and creative thinking, following instructions, accuracy in hand and fingers movements, focus, judgment, and analysis. The materials needed are a bowl with water, scissors, and some colored construction paper squares.
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