Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Conversation Hearts Preschool Lesson Plans

Conversation Hearts

Art 


Glue conversation hearts to a piece of paper.

Have the children glue the conversation hearts to the paper in a heart shape.

Have the children cut out a heart shape, and glue the conversation hearts to it.

Trace a heart shape on a piece of paper. Have the children glue the conversation hearts along the shape or inside the shape.

Use hot glue to attach one or more conversation hearts to a wooden block. After the glue has cooled, have the children use this as a stamp. They can dip the stamp in paint or on a stamp pad to make heart collages.

Have the children estimate how many hearts they can grab in one hand. Trace their hand onto a piece of paper and have them cut it out. Then have the child grab a handful of hearts and count them. Have the child glue the hearts onto their hand shape, then write the number of hearts they grabbed on their hand.

Math, Science, and Games


Candy Heart Sort
Obtain one box of conversation hearts for each child. Check the colors of the hearts and print up the placemat that matches the colors of your hearts.

pink, yellow, white, purple, orange, green
pink, yellow, blue, purple, orange, green
blank
Have the children sort the hearts by color. After the children have sorted the hearts, have them count how many of each color they have.

 


Candy Heart Graph
Obtain one box of conversation hearts for each child. Check the colors of the hearts and print up the placemat that matches the colors of your hearts.

pink, yellow, white, purple, orange, green
pink, yellow, blue, purple, orange, green
blank
Have the children place one heart in each square. Be sure to show the children how to start at the bottom and work their way up. Have the children count the hearts in each column.
Option 1: The children can glue the hearts in the boxes.
Option 2: Have the children color each box (with crayons, markers, colored pencils, or paint) that contains a heart with the coordinating color.
Option 3: Have the children use a heart shaped stamp to mark each box that contains a heart. Use coordinating ink colors.
Option 4: Have the children glue a paper heart in each square that contains a candy heart. Use coordianting paper colors. You can make the heart shapes with a paper punch.

-Use the graphs to start a conversation about the results. How many pink hearts did you have? Who had the most pink hearts? What color did you have the most of? The least? Does there seem to be more of one color in most of the boxes?



Print out one Candy Hearts Estimation Placemat for each child. Ask the children to estimate how many candies they can grab with one hand. Write the number in the first blank. Have the child grab a handful of candies and count them. Write the number in the second space.
Option 1: Have the child glue the candies to the hand shape.
Option 2: Have the children use a heart shaped stamp to represent each candy they were able to hold.
Option 3: Have the children glue one paper heart in the hand shape for each candy they grabbed. You can make the heart shapes with a paper punch.


Print out one Candy Hearts Estimation Placemat for each child. Ask the children to estimate how many candies they can will be able to fit into the heart shape. Write the number in the first blank. Have the child fill the heart shape with candies and count them. Write the number in the second space.
Option 1: Have the child glue the candies to the heart shape.
Option 2: Have the children use a heart shaped stamp to represent each candy they were able to fit in the heart.
Option 3: Have the children glue one paper heart in the big heart shape for each candy. You can make the heart shapes with a paper punch.

Cut out many different sized heart shapes. Have the children estimate how many conversation hearts will fit on each heart shape. Record each child's estimate. Then have the children place the conversation hearts on the heart shape and count how many will fit. Compare the estimates to the actual results.

Cut out 6 small heart shapes from a variety of different colors of card stock. Write the numbers 1 through 6 on the hearts. Tape each heart to the bottom of a muffin tin space. Have the children place 1 conversation heart in the "1" space, and two in the "2" and so on.

Note the colors present in your conversation hearts. Cut out a small heart shape for each color and tape each heart to the bottom on a muffin tin hole. Have the children sort conversation hearts by color.

Provide the children with a balance and conversation hearts. Have the children place hearts on both sides of the balance. Show the children how they can tell which side weighs more. See if they can balance the balance. Count the hearts on both sides.

Place an object from the class on one side of the balance, something light like a small block. Have the children estimate how many hearts will balance with the block. Add hearts to the other side until balanced or the heart side is heavier. Count the hearts.

Create a pattern with the conversation hearts. Have the children repeat the pattern or continue the pattern. Encourage the children to create their own pattern.

Use the hearts for math manipulatives. Have the children do simple addition problems , like adding two green hearts and one red heart.

Place conversation hearts in a clear jar. Have the children estimate how many hearts are in the jar. To help with their estimate they may count out ten hearts to hold or set out so they have a feeling of what ten looks like. Record each child's estimate, then count the hearts together.

Make your favorite sugar cookie recipe and have the children use heart shaped cookie cutters to make heart shaped cookies. Bake as directed, then allow to cool. Add frosting and conversation hearts to the top of each cookie.

Make your favorite cupcake recipe. Bake as directed and allow to cool. Add frosting and conversation hearts to the the top of each cupcake and enjoy!!!

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