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Create a Quilt of Hearts


Cut large hearts from many kinds of fabric. Cut each heart into three sections. (Each heart should be cut on the same lines as the others; all the hearts should have identically shaped parts.) Give each child a heart and encourage children to trade heart sections with others for a patchwork look. Help children glue their patchwork hearts on a square of colored posterboard. Hang the squares on a bulletin board to create a heart quilt. Remind students that each of their squares contributes to the final large creation.


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