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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Susan

I am a certified K-12 Art Educator who lives, works, and blogs from Philadelphia, PA. I have a background in the studio arts (printmaking, photography, fiber arts and design), and am interested in making, collaborating, collecting, and recording things. One of my main goals as a grown-up is to help kids increase their visual literacy, by exposing them to art history, introducing vocabulary, and teaching kinesthetic art making skills. These lessons in visual literacy often take place in an intentional classroom setting, but just as well might happen at home, working on a project!
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