Title: Valentine's Day Fun
Objective: To introduce preschool children to the concept of Valentine's Day and engage them in fun, age-appropriate activities that promote social and emotional development.
Markers or crayons
Heart-shaped cookie cutters
Valentine's Day-themed books
Introduction (10 minutes):
Begin by asking the children if they have ever heard of Valentine's Day. If some have not, explain that it is a day where people show love and appreciation for each other.
Ask the children to think of someone special in their lives and share why they love that person. This can be a family member, friend, or even a pet.
Activity 1: Valentine's Day Cards (20 minutes):
Provide the children with construction paper, scissors, glue, markers or crayons, and stickers.
Encourage the children to create their own Valentine's Day cards for someone they love. Help them write messages or decorate their cards with stickers and other materials.
Once the cards are complete, ask the children to share who they made the card for and why.
Activity 2: Heart-Shaped Cookies (20 minutes):
Use heart-shaped cookie cutters to make cookies with the children.
Talk about the shapes and colors of the cookies and ask the children what they think they taste like.
Once the cookies are baked, encourage the children to share them with someone they love.
Activity 3: Playdough Hearts (20 minutes):
Provide the children with playdough and heart-shaped cookie cutters.
Encourage the children to create their own heart-shaped playdough sculptures.
Ask the children to share who they made their sculptures for and why.
Conclusion (10 minutes):
Gather the children together and read a Valentine's Day-themed book.
Ask the children to reflect on the day's activities and share what they enjoyed most.
End the lesson by reminding the children to share love and kindness with the people they care about.
This lesson plan is designed to introduce preschool children to the concept of Valentine's Day and engage them in fun, age-appropriate activities that promote social and emotional development. By creating Valentine's Day cards, making heart-shaped cookies, and playing with playdough, children can explore the shapes, colors, and symbols associated with the holiday while expressing love and kindness towards others.