I have a confession to make. When I post on social media, I overuse the heart emoticon. I love hearts and sometimes a heart is the only thing I can think of to express how I am feeling. So Valentine’s Day makes me think of all the hearts! For this activity, we created hearts out of unusual products.

To start, I had the kids crush some cereal and goldfish.



I choose to go with just a few materials to add to the heart to keep things simple. There are so many possibilities for this! We went with cereal, goldfish, flax seed, and couscous. Not very colorful but we also had glitter!


I drew a heart with glue on their papers and then let them put whatever they wanted on theirs. I discovered quickly that it would be best to have baking sheets underneath the papers to catch the stragglers (which were plenty).


For the first time, Oliver took longer than Maddy. Maddy poured her container of couscous and spread it out and said, “Done!”



Oliver carefully placed flax seed and goldfish in a pile. Then he added glitter to the parts that weren’t covered.



Once Maddy realized she forgot glitter, she asked for more glue on top of the heart she already made.



Here they are, proudly displaying their finished hearts!



When they were done, they ate the cereal and goldfish which made cleanup pretty easy. πŸ™‚

What is your favorite heart craft? I most likely will try it!

See you next week, friends!

Much love,
<3 Jamie