Sunday, January 29, 2012

My Secret Heart

We have been working on adjectives, describing words and properties of matter.  To help practice these skills I created this fun little activity to do around Valentine's Day.  The nice thing about this project is most of it can be done at home (the actual decorating of the heart) and then it only takes a little class time to work on the adjective thinking map and descriptive sentences.

Here's how the activity works:
First my students will decorate a large heart.  They will do this part at home and can be as creative as their little minds will allow them using stickers, paint, glitter, glue, etc…

Then they will bring their hearts to class (hidden in a folder or bag) and fill out their adjective thinking map.  Once that is done they will write some descriptive sentences and try to get the class to guess which heart is theirs!  

Please visit my Teacher's Notebook store to pick up the packet if you'd like to do this with your students!


  1. Thanks for such a creative idea! This is so cute :) Have a great day!

    Lisa :)
    Made In The Shade In Second Grade

  2. I did a similar activity with mittens. The kids really enjoyed it and wanted to do it again. I know they would love to do your heart project. I also like the home connection. Thanks for the great idea!
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