Preschool Activities and Printables

DIY Heart Paper Chain Activity

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Dress your walls with this surprisingly simple heart chain!  Kids can help make  this easy chain, and if you like, you can incorporate lessons about shapes and patterns.

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It’s so simple to make, you’ll only need

  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Stapler

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Begin by choosing some colors.  We went with Valentine’s themed colors, but it would also be fun to experiment with lots of crazy colors!

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Cut your paper into strips, around 1 ½” wide.  (You could do wider or narrower, just make them consistent!)

Fold all the strips in half.  Make one into a heart shape, and staple it shut.  Help your child with the stapler – a fun tool for kids to learn!  Add another heart under the first.  (The “V” of the first heart will fit into the top of the next heart).

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Keep going, adding more hearts!  How long can you make your chain?  If you’re making a pattern, what color will come next?

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Find a good spot to display your Valentine’s Day chain!

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