What You Need:Plain white paper
Marker or crayons
What You Do: Begin by having your Little draw a big heart in the center of a piece of white paper.
Ask your Little what lives inside his/her heart. If your child needs more
prompting, tell her that things like the people she loves, her cares, hopes,
feelings, fears, and wishes can be components of her heart.
Once she gets the idea, have her start building her heart map using pencil
first so she can make any changes as she goes along. She’ll decide how many
pieces it will be made of and how big or small the pieces will be. She’ll need
to label each piece and give an example in words, pictures or both. For
instance, she might have a piece labeled My Heroes and underneath she might
write: my mother, my best friend Jocelyn, Martin Luther King, Jr. Encourage your
child to also get in touch with the not-so-good feelings that live inside her
heart like: Things That Scare Me or What Frustrates Me.
When your Little Sibling is done building her map, have her add color to make it pop.
Hang it up and enjoy this really special heart this Valentine’s Day!