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    Preschool Homeschool Curriculum: Hearts Lesson Plan

    Heart Turkeys

    Objective: To learn about the shape heart

    Book(s):

    • A Circle Here, A Square There: My Shapes Book by David Diehl
    • Pick a Circle, Gather Squares: A Fall Harvest of Shapes by Felicia Sanzari Chernesky

    Music: “Make a Heart”

    I put my hands together (Palms together)
    This is how I start
    I curve my fingers right around (Curve hands into heart shape)
    And I can make a heart

    Fine Motor Skills:

    • LLCS pages 50-51
    • SCEW page 9

    Gross Motor Skills: Dance to songs with heart in the title.

    • “Heart of Glass” by Blondie
    • “Achy Breaky Heart” by Billy Ray Cyrus
    • “This Is How a Heart Breaks” by Rob Thomas
    • “Shape of My Heart” by Backstreet Boys
    • “Groove Is in the Heart” by Deee-lite
    • “Put a Little Love in Your Heart” by Dolly Parton
    • “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” by Elton John & Kiki Dee

    Craft/Activity: Heart Turkey

    Materials

    • Red, orange, yellow, brown, and black construction paper
    • Scissors
    • Glue

    Directions

    1. Cut a heart from the red, orange, yellow, and brown construction paper.
    2. Cut a triangle from the orange paper, two small circles from the black paper, and a S from the red paper.
    3. Glue the red, orange, and yellow hearts to the back of the brown heart to form a turkey.
    4. Glue the orange triangle, black circles, and red S to the brown heart to form a turkey face.

    Shapes Review: BPW pages 38-41

    References

    Big Preschool Workbook (P). 2014. School Zone Publishing Company. ISBN 978-0887431456
    Backer, Barbara. The Weekly Curriculum: 52 Complete Preschool Themes. 2003. Gryphon House, Inc. ISBN 978-0-89659-282-3
    Let’s Learn Colors & Shapes (2+). 2011. Spectrum Early Years. ISBN 978-1-60996-201-2
    Schiller, Pam and Pat Phipps. The Complete Daily Curriculum for Early Childhood (Revised). 2011. Gryphon House. Inc. ISBN 978-0-87659-358-5
    Shapes and Colors Educational Workbook (Pre-K Kindergarten). 2014. The Clever Factory, Inc.

    Image Credits

    Heart Turkeys © 2014 Heather Johnson

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