Valentine's Day or also known as Saint Valentine's Day is an annual celebration of romantic love and affection which has its origin in ancient Rome. It's that time of the year that couples put on their love and hearts on display through fancy dinners, sweet smelling flowers and tasty European chocolates... Lovely.
For kids who don't care much for the lovey and dovey, this STEAM inspired design challenge is a great activity to learn about matters of the heart... The human heart to be precise :)
Printable & Activity Objectives
Age: 6 to 9 year olds, Activity Time: 1-2 hours, Items Needed: Colouring pencils
In this activity, your child will have an opportunity to learn about the human heart and how it works. She/He will also be able to design and colour a "heart" themed Valentine's Day card for his or her parents.
It will help your child or student:
Develop a better understanding about the biological functions of the human heart and also why it became the symbol of love.
Learn about the history of Valentine's Day.
Improve his/her artistic and creative skills by designing, colouring and adding different ideas to their "heart" themed Valentine's Day card.
Let's get started!
How to Get Started
Simple steps to start:
Research and find out more about the human heart. Here's a good and simple animated video explaining how the human heart works:
Here's a quick video explaining why the heart symbol looks the way it looks and why it represents love:
Here's an animated video about the history and origins of Valentine's Day:
Get started on the printable cards!
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What's in the Printable Worksheet Pack
This printable pack consists of 3 "heart" themed printable sheets to help your child/student design Valentine's Day cards for his/her parents. The printable sheets can be folded in the middle to create the cards.
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