Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Littles Learning Link Up: February 20, 2018- Sweet and Simple Heart People Craft

 Each month you will find:
  • A seasonal round-up (usually toward the beginning of the month)
  • Posts where I share what I have been up to with my early elementary children (including occasional highlight posts where I share how we used ideas that have been linked up here on Littles Learning Link Up).
Each week, I will host a link up, where you can share either what you have been up to recently, or old posts that may go with the theme.  Feel free to link up more than one post.

Each week I will continue to feature a couple of posts from those that have been linked up. 

I hope you will continue to share your wonderful posts, and I hope you will find something new to try with your child(ren).

It would be great for everyone to stop by and visit the other linked-up posts as well. Check them out, leave some comments, pin those that interest you. Let's make this a real party and socialize with each other.

What have we been up to?

Last week was a no-school week, but we managed to get quite a bit of work done anyway. The children were still using the online review products we are working on: Starfall for the younger two and UltraKey for the older two. Plus we are still working on our Ancient Egypt Timelines. But what amazed me the most is that the children were coming up with activities to do, such as Amelia teaching Hannah what she had learned about electricity, Amelia reading to Hannah about the Greek gods, Harold sewing, and the children making different water forms in our mud puddle outside. 

The warmer weather also gave us the opportunity to do our Diet Coke/Mentos experiment.

Last week's co-op fell on Valentine's Day, so I thought it would be fun to make Valentine's Heart People. I've done that with my kiddos in the past, but I don't think I ever did it with the preschool co-op class. 
Sweet and Simple Heart People Craft

Here's what you will need:

Construction paper (I used purple, red, and pink)
Large wiggle eyes
Glue sticks
White school glue

Prep before craft time:

I cut out big hearts for the bodies, and slightly smaller hearts for the heads. Then I cut out small hearts in different colors for the hands and feet, and tiny hearts for the nose. I strips of paper for the legs and arms. 

The first thing the children did was accordian fold the arms and legs. Some of the younger children did need some help with this step. You could just keep the strips flat, but I think they are so much cuter folded.

Then the arms and legs are glued onto what will be the back of the largest heart. This heart will look as if it is upside down, point to the top.

When the children were done gluing those on, they flipped them over and attached the head to the body. This heart faces the correct position.

Then we decorated our heart people. We glued hands and feet onto the ends of the paper strips. Then we glued on the wiggle eyes and tiny heart noses. The children used markers to draw on a mouth. They used the Thin Stix to decorate their heart person's shirt, then they added pompom buttons.

All done.
A couple of the children wanted to show off their creations.

Let's take a look at that review schedule real quick:

This week I will be sharing my review of: Bytes of Learning's UltraKey Online and next week I will share the review for Starfall's Home Membership. We are also reviewing a couple of a la carte products from Home School in the Woods, including the Ancient Egypt Timeline that I mentioned above. That review will be posting in March as will MathArt from NatureGlo's eScience. I am reading the book What Every Child Should Know Along the Way from Parenting Made Practical. And the girls are going to be making some 3-D Super Bead vehicles from Zirrly for Harold's birthday. Those reviews will also post in March. We just received Memoria Press's new Traditional Spelling II for Hannah. I will be sharing that review in April along with some books from Carole. P. Roman whose books we have reviewed a couple of times in the past. 

Here are some things I would like to share with you:

Personally, I am looking forward to some warmer weather, so how about focusing on some springtime round ups. 

Now onto:
Littles Learning Link Up Features

On my last Littles Learning Link Up post, there were 6 wonderful posts linked up. I will be sharing two randomly selected post as there were no clicks last week.

Please, don't forget to stop by other posts that are linked up. See what catches your eye, stop by, pin the post to a relevant board, and perhaps leave a comment to let the author of the blog know you have been by for a visit. I know I appreciate others commenting and letting me know they have read my posts, so I am sure others do too.

This week's first randomly selected post is:

Mommies Reviews shared Valentine's Day Round Up for 2018

And here is this week's randomly selected most clicked on post.

Kristen from A Mom's Quest to Teach shared Fall Crafts: Owl Puppet

Join the Party!

I would love to have you join in this week! What sort of activities do you do with your young children? Do you have some favorite activities you would like to share? I invite you to link up below. I will be pinning posts on one of my relevant boards, and I would love to feature some of the activities each week from what is linked up.

Please know I may share a picture from your post and link back to it, along with sharing how we used your idea in our school time. By linking up you are giving me permission to use a picture from your post. I will ALWAYS give credit and link back. Additionally, if you choose to try out any of the ideas with your child, please make sure you give credit where credit is due.

Linky will be open through Monday night, to give me time to check out all the posts and get the Features organized. Please take the time to visit some of the other wonderful posts linked up.

No button currently, and there won't be one until I can figure it out seeing as Photobucket has changed things. Feel free to still share the picture in place of the button. Just link it to my Littles Learning Link Up permalink please.

I am sharing over at

Homeschool Coffee Break

1 comment:

  1. I just love your heart people craft. I have a distant memory of maybe making something similar when I was in elementary school. (And thank you for the link back to my owl craft!)


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