Today was Valentine's Day. Students delivered Valentines to the bags they decorated yesterday and then got started on a Heart Art STEAM activity. Students found the first level, simply making the heart using 20 triangles, a challenge. Once they got that down pat, they had no trouble arranging the triangles so that no 2 aligning sides had matching colors.
The original idea for this STEAMtivity came from the Handmade Kids Art website. Like this blogger suggested, I only gave the students the template if they needed it. Everyone created the hearts on black paper without template help! Instead of copying the triangles page and cutting out all those triangles, I cut 2 X 2 pieces of paper and then cut those into fourths.
For our Valentine party we built ice cream sundaes with all the toppings and opened up our Valentine bags. Finally we ended the day with games and dancing to Just Dance Despicable Me.