an activity for preschoolers:
Make a special box or bag to collect valentines!

before you begin:
Be aware that some cultures do not celebrate particular holidays. Make sure all the children in your group are able to participate before doing this activity as a group project.

activity goals:
To make a personalized receptacle for holiday greetings. To express individuality and creativity. To experiment with collage and creating art with collage materials.

This activity can also be done as generic activity, not centered on a holiday. Have the children make “love boxes” or “friend boxes” and place them on a shelf in the room. Whenever children would like to leave a fun note or picture for other friends in the classroom, they can place the note in that child’s friend box.

let's get started

step 1
Have children decide if they want to decorate a bag or box.
step 2
Children can personalize their craft with collage items, stickers, markers, crayons and paint.
step 3
Allow all of the children’s bags or boxes to dry before using.