Valentines Crafts - Making Valentines Cards
Kids ESL Activities
This is a Valentines Craft - A printable Kids ESL activity
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Usual but Perfect - making valentines day cards
What better way for kids to express their love to their friends or family than by making valentines crafts. Crafts are great activities for children for any occasion not just valentines. Valentine’s Day however is a perfect time for kids to express their feelings through crafts like the usual valentines card. This valentines craft has the added bonus of giving the kids an ESL activity in which they can make practical use of the valentines vocabulary they have learned.
Like other valentines crafts, there are so many ways in making a valentines card. They can be any size. They can be any shape but most common are hearts. They can be folded or not, they can be painted or printed. They can also have pictures or drawings. With the many ways available in making valentines cards, there’s a card type for kids of all ages.
One of the simplest valentines crafts to make is the glitter valentine card. It’s a bit messy to make but it’s usually perfect when finished, and lots of fun too, as kids love crafts, no matter what their first language or culture is. Here is a list of materials:
- Red or white cardboard
- White glue or glue stick (use glue which is safe for children only - you can usually find this at a craft store)
- Packets of glitter (red, green or gold)
- Marker (use markers which are safe for children - you can get these at craft shops)
First, cut the cardboard to the desired size. Fold it in half. Next, lightly draw a picture using a pencil. The picture can be a flower, a heart or big letters that spell I Love You (or other valentines vocabulary). Next, trace the drawing with glue. It’s easier to use a glue stick. Then, open the glitter packets and cover the areas with glue. The glitter will stick to the glue but not the dry areas. Green and gold glitters should be used for the red cards while all colors are great for white cards. Kids can use any combination of glitters depending on the drawing. Let the glue dry and the result is a beautiful and shiny valentine card.