Monday, February 6, 2012

Valentine's Day Learning Trays

I have found so many awesome ideas for Valentine's Learning Trays from other amazing, talented blogging mamas. Here are the trays we will be working on during the next two weeks. My February/Valentine's plans and ideas are booming in my brain! I am so excited about all of the fun and learning we will have in the next two weeks! I hope you and yours have an awesome month sharing love, friendship and extra TLC with each other and others.


Heart Sticks in Sugar Container
I found this awesome idea at Our Country Road

Beads with Pipe Cleaners
I plan to have the boys make the pipe cleaners into hearts with the beads on them.


Their completed hearts ready to be hung in the window. :)

Heart Sticks into Styrofoam

I also found Valentine cupcakes toppers to add to this activity.

Number Matching
The boys will count the hearts on the cards, then match the clothespin with the corresponding number.

Heart Cutting Practice
I found this awesome activity here The Princess and the Tot.
I will teach the boys how to cut on the black lines to make hearts.

Heart Stickers
I will have the boys peel the backing off of the stickers and just have fun making cards/crafts!


 Cookie Cutter Activity
I plan to have the boys  use the cookie cutters to sort, trace, and organize by size.
May even have to pull out the red, white, and pink play doh to use with these!

Sensory Bin
We will also continue to use our Valentine sensory bin which has lots of fun containers to open and close, fun erasers to sort and make patterns with, and lots of pom poms to put in the heart ice trays for fine motor skills. See my post here all about it.


Linked up to these awesome linky parties!

16 comments:

  1. I am planning to try the heart cut-outs too!

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    1. Thanks for the comment Brittney! I saw that one and it was a big "ah-ha" moment for me as I had just tried to teach my son this concept too abstractly earlier this weekend. And when I saw the drawing of it, I knew that was what I needed to do for him.

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  2. These are wonderful ideas! I especially love the heart sticks and number recognition! Thanks you so much for sharing this at Teach Me Tuesday!!

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    1. Thank YOU, Carla, for hosting Teach Me Tues!

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  3. Great ideas, Carla! Wonderful idea to add containers to open and close to your sensory bin. I'd love to have you link up your learning trays and/or sensory bins at Montessori Monday, too! Deb @ LivingMontessoriNow.com

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    1. Hi Deb! Thanks for the sweet comment. I would love to link up! Thank you for the invitation!
      Trina :)

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    1. Hi! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  5. I always love to see your ideas. I've been crazy busy lately, so I haven't been able to check in as much. Thanks for sharing your heart and your ideas!

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    1. Thank you for the sweet comments! I too love your blog and how you share your heart and great tips with us.

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  6. How fun! I wanna come and play :) Thanks for linking up to Thinky Linky Thursday!
    Lori @ Cachey Mama’s Classroom

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  7. What great ideas!! Thank you for sharing them at Sharing Saturday!! Have a great week!!

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  8. Trina, this was one of the most clicked links at Thrifty Thursday last week! Check out the post tomorrow afternoon/evening. I'll be sending out an email reminder once it's up also! Congrats!

    http://www.playingwithwords365.com/category/thrifty-thursday/

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  9. Great Activities. Thanks for linking up to fun frugal friday. I hope you will link up again this week. : )

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  10. Hi Trina! Thanks for sharing at WOTT! The beaded hearts are my favorite, but I also like the heart counting with clothespins and the heart stickers. Hope you are feeling well this week!

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    1. I forgot to tell you that I am featuring the number counting with clothespins this week :)

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