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We’re getting closer and closer to Valentine’s Day! I have been thinking of ways to incorporate candy hearts and other Valentine themes into therapy. I’m very excited about these conversation hearts. These printables are part of a bigger bundle available on Teachers Pay Teachers. This is an activity you can have set up in seconds. I’ll share my favorite way to use them below.
This bundle includes a few different Valentine’s Day activities. The conversation hearts include hearts with a message and blanks, so you can have your kiddos use a dry erase pen and write their own message!
What you’ll need:
- Printable candy hearts (available HERE)
- Laminator (optional, but recommended)
- Articulation cards
Here is our favorite laminator. It’s extra-wide so you don’t have to worry about your pages getting munched. You can buy it HERE on Amazon.
- Print out the conversation hearts in color.
- Optional: Cut out the hearts.
- Laminate the hearts.
- They are ready to use!
The most important part of a therapy game is getting in as many repetitions as possible (oh, and have fun!). So my favorite way to play this game is to have your stack of artic cards you are working on and a roll of tape handy. Ask your kiddo to say the target, then tape it to the back of the heart. Once all the cards are taped to hearts, have her tape the hearts all over the room and say the targets as she tapes them to the wall/table/whatever.
Now, at this point, you can do a variety of different games. You could spin your kiddo around and with her eyes closed, try to find a heart. But my favorite game involves….a FLASHLIGHT! Turn off the lights and give your kiddo a flashlight. She has to use the flashlight like a spot light and find a heart. When she finds a heart, have her read the target and search for another. Kids love the flashlight game!
What games do your kiddos like to play?