Who doesn’t love a pun?! Valentine’s Day is a perfect time to teach kids about them as they tend to be used on Valentine’s Day cards (like this one!). Materials Printable unbeleafable Cardstock for printing onto Extra strength self-adhesive pins (my mother gave us these from my childhood days so we had to add glue to them as they were no longer sticky!) Bugs, lizards etc. (You can often find many sets of these at big craft stores- keep an eye out for a coupon!) Scissors Pencil/eraser Hole punch (We just poked through the cardstock, but this may be helpful for some children rather than punching the holes with the pin attached to the bug.) Directions Remove the paper on your pins and carefully apply the underside of the bug to your pin. (We had to add a bit of glue as ours were no longer sticky.) You could also do hair clips as an alternative: Write your name and the name of the recipient on the card in the “To” and “From” sections, using a pencil. Cut out your cards. Open your pin and carefully poke it through the paper twice and then secure the pin on the page. Give your cards to your classmates and/or friends! Purpose Thinking of others. Writing for meaningful, real-life purposes. Developing one’s fine motor skills (removing paper, cutting etc.) Safety Notes We suggest that you wear a smock and use a craft tray to protect your clothing and surfaces if you have to use glue. Use glue, pins and scissors with care and direct adult supervision and/or guidance. (The glue featured was used by an older child with a parent, so be sure to chose a glue that is safe, age-appropriate and follow the product directions.) Small items such a the toys included (bugs, lizards) can be a choking hazard therefore be sure to keep them out of the reach of children ages 0-3 years of age or those that tend to put things into their mouths. Please like & share: Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.