Heart Shape - Valentine's Day
Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities
Letter G > Gerbil
Letter M > Mouse
Letter R > Rat
Animals > Mammals > Rodents
Books > Mouse theme
Crafts > Shapes > Hearts
Holidays & Events >
Jan or Feb > Chinese New Year (Rat)
Feb > Valentine's Day
Apr 4th > World Rat Day
The mouse is an animal that is a favorite among young children. Visit the mouse theme for various related activities.
The craft can also be adapted to a gerbil or rat theme. The rat is one of the twelve animals in the Chinese Zodiac, therefore, appropriate for Chinese New Year celebrations.
The children will have fun making an easy and fun craft assembled with heart shapes (except the eyes) and during the process many skills can be addressed. Many other printable support materials and links to related activities are provided. Let's get started.
The heart shape crafts are appropriate for various holidays: Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Grandparent's Day and various pets theme events celebrations as well.
There is head version only has a greeting card option and is ideal for the youngest children.
Activity 1 > Hearts Mouse Craft > ages 2.5+ (8 pieces)
Tell the children they are going to have fun with activities
related to a wonderful and fun animal, the mouse!
Activity 2 > Learning activities to conduct before craft
1. Paste ears and nose on the head template. Optional: Draw or add yarn whiskers
2. Paste the feet. Cut out together as one piece.
3. Paste assembled head over body.
4. Optional: Write letter M m and the word mouse in the body or behind the craft
After completing the craft the children can hold their finished craft while conducting some of the activities below.
Activity 3 > Alphabet Activities >Review the links to alphabet printable activities in the materials columm for this craft.
Activity 4 > Literacy > Mouse theme picture books recommendations with activities > many of the books are available to read online via YouTube.
Black & White template
Alphabet Printable Activities
Letter M Mouse
Letter G is for Gerbil
Letter R is Rat
Hearts Mouse Craft &
Greeting Card Option
*Glue or glue stick
*any paper or card stock
materials to color with
Optional: yarn or pipe cleaners to create whiskers
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