Love You 'Sew' Much Cards

Love You 'Sew' Much Cards lesson plan

Stitch warm sentiments with colorful yarn to create homespun cards and matching envelopes—for Valentine’s Day or any time you want to express your love!

  • 1.

    Fold brightly colored craft paper into cards. Following the directions on the package, use Crayola Scissors to cut hearts from the center of each card.

  • 2.

    Decorate cards with Crayola Twistables® Crayons. Write a loving message on the cover and inside—for Valentine’s Day or any occasion.

  • 3.

    Use a hole punch to make "sewing" holes around the edges of each card and envelope. You can even make holes in the center of your card or trim the edges for special effects!

  • 4.

    Wrap tape around one end of yarn or ribbon. Thread it up and down through the holes. Secure yarn ends with tape inside the card. If you like, add paper doilies or other craft decorations for even more pizzazz.

  • 5.

    Add sparkle with Crayola Glitter Glue. Air-dry the glitter glue before sending your note.

Standards

  • LA: With guidance and support from adults, produce writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task and purpose.
  • LA: Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade level topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
  • SS: Explore and describe similarities and differences in the ways groups, societies, and cultures address similar human needs and concerns.
  • SS: Describe ways in which language, stories, folktales, music, and artistic creations serve as expressions of culture and influence behavior of people living in a particular culture.
  • VA: Use visual structures of art to communicate ideas.
  • VA: Select and use subject matter, symbols, and ideas to communicate meaning.
  • VA: Use different media, techniques, and processes to communicate ideas, experiences, and stories.
  • VA: Know that the visual arts have both a history and specific relationships to various cultures.

Adaptations

  • Making puns is fun. A pun is uses a word in such a way as to suggest two or more of the word’s meanings or the meaning of another word similar in sound. Think of card messages that make puns because the card is stitched or sewn, such as I love you "sew" m
  • Send this card with the empty stitching holes and the yarn, with instructions about how to finish the card.
  • Assessment: Children create and send at least two cards with messages that are spelled properly. They demonstrate stitching confidence in preparing their craft.