Friday, February 14, 2014

A Freebie & Valentines Five for Friday!

We had our Valentine's Day party Thursday.  It was great fun!  
The little ones were SO excited to pass out their valentines.  I even received some very special presents.  :)
{at school}
{at home}
I feel loved.  :)
Thank you, Paul!
We have been reading "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie",  "If You Give a Dog a Donut" and "If You Give a Cat a Cupcake".  We used the muscles in our fingers and hands to make these cookies and cupcakes.
To make the cookies, we tore pieces of brown construction paper and glued them on a small paper plate.  It's hard work tearing paper and squeezing glue bottles!
We made the cupcakes by gluing tissue paper on the bottom of the cupcake pattern and then topped in with a mixture of shaving cream and glue.  We then added "sprinkles" and a cherry on top!  We had some fine motor workouts this week!
For each book, we completed a creativity that required a lot of listening and following directions.
{"If You Give a Dog a Donut"}
{"If You Give a Cat a Cupcake"}
There is also Mouse from "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie".
I love how these art projects turned out.  Next week we are going to read "If You Give a Pig a Pancake" and then vote on our favorite book.  We will celebrate by reading "If You Give a Pig a Party" and eat the favorite snack that goes along with the book.  It should be fun!
Valerie and I gave the book we read last week, "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" as our valentine present.  We were thrilled at how excited they were!  
Instead of digging through their valentines they read their books.  :) LOVE
I made this "I have Who has" shapes game to go with the "If You Give a….." theme.  I use it at circle time to review shapes.  It has all the characters from the books, including "Happy Valentines Day, Mouse!" by the same author.  If you would like your own copy click HERE.
Link up with Doodle Bugs Teaching to share your Five for Friday!
Thanks for reading!  Have a great day.  :)

Classroom Freebies Manic Monday


  1. Your cupcakes are so cute! Thanks for the freebie.
    Fun in ECSE

  2. I love the idea of books for a valentine! Thanks for sharing!

    I is for Inspire

  3. Looks like a lot of fun! Thank you for the freebie! :)

  4. Cute Craft ideas! Can you tell me where to find the patterns? Thanks