Sunday, January 11, 2015

My Mother's Valentine ~ Freebie

Do you know Jack Prelutsky's poem, "My Mother's Valentine?" It is one of my favorites. I like to recite it from my valentine hearts, and then have the students make their own.

This craftivity really makes a good center activity. Students work diligently to make the nicest poem they can for their moms, and then they practice it.

I also have the hearts to print out on a regular printer, but didn't think you needed that page as an example. I used to cut all the hearts from the ellison machine, however, the $1.00 heart boxes at store are smaller now and my ellison hearts no longer fit.

This is the inside of the box. 

My valentine set looks like the above. I have a larger heart box than I use with the kids.

I don't do this every year, but many years I have purchased a box for each student as their valentine gift. That way they could actually have the box to do the valentine poem.

Other years, I buy the boxes and let the students buy them from me. I do this because the school is in the country and many kids can't get to the store to buy a box.

Still other years, the kids are on their own as far as boxes go, but they still make the poem. 

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