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Art, Social Studies
Holidays and Customs
Discuss Valentines Day and why we give others Valentines cards and greetings.
Discuss the different kinds of Valentine cards (brands) they have seen or will be giving to others.
What does custom-made mean to you? What are some things that you or your family may have that are custom-made? (accept reasonable examples, furniture, upholstery, clothing, care interiors, house, etc.)
Why do people have things custom- made? (made a certain way, choose own colors and styles, need special size, family preference, etc.)
The students will list many, different, and unusual jobs that people do. After categorizing their responses, have each student choose one, or think of one that is not on the list, and custom-make a Valentine for a person who works at that job.
Each student will construct custom-made Valentine cards using paper, scissors, glue, or other materials.
Remind the students that they are making a Valentine card, but to customize it to the person and job that they do. It does not have to made using the regular Valentine colors and styles (red hearts, lace, etc.)
Encourage them to think of something that no one else will think of.
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