Fun Friday: Valentine Mouseposted by jus on February 17th, 2012
Here’s what we did for Fun Friday on February 10th.
The Songs and Fingerplays
I put my hands together, this is how I start; I curve my fingers right around and I can make a heart!
Will You Be My Valentine? (London Bridge)
Will you be my valentine, valentine, valentine?
Will you be my valentine? Be a friend of mine
Valentine for you (Farmer in the Dell)
A valentine for you.
A valentine for you
A valentine, a valentine
A valentine for you.
Crafts: Valentine Mouse
What you’ll need:
- Construction Paper
- Wiggle Eyes
- Crayons, markers, glue stick, and scissors
Start out by cutting out the hearts you will need to make the mouse. You will need one large heart for the body, a smaller heart for the head, and two even smaller hearts for the mouse’s arms. You will also need to cut two small circles out of a color of construction paper for the ears. I used dot stickers.
To make the mouse’s body, set the largest heart, pointed side up, on your work surface. Put some glue near the point. Grab the heart you cut out for the head and place it on the glue. Now quickly, before the glue on the head dries, put some glue on the back of the two arm hearts. Slip these into place on the mouse’s body by lifting up the edges of the mouse’s head. Smooth the head back down where it belongs, adding more glue if necessary.
To finish the mouse glue the two small circles onto the head heart (for the ears) and the wiggle eyes. Cut a small piece embroidery floss or yarn and separate the fibers a little bit. Put a dab of glue at the point of the head heart and lay the center of the embroidery floss or yarn onto the glue to look like the mouse’s whiskers. Glue a small pom-pom on top of the whiskers. To make a tail, glue a 6-inches long piece of yarn to the back of the mouse’s body.
About Fun Friday
Fun Friday is a weekly event at KangarooBoo in Valley Junction. Join us for interactive storytelling, singing, and crafts. A fun way to foster a love for reading and develop your child’s imagination. This event is free — no registration required.