Heart Animals: My Heart is a Zoo


Last year, I read a book to my fifth graders called My Heart Is Like a Zoo.  The author compares his heart to all the animals in a zoo. It's cozy as a clam and chatty as a jay.  But the very best part of this book is that all of the animals are made from heart shapes.  The back cover gives directions for making your own lion from hearts but the illustrations are clear enough to make any of the animals.  We made ours in Valentine colors.
I cut out the heart shapes beforehand since Drew really wanted to make the caterpillar.  I knew our crafty attention span would not last through cutting out all those hearts, so he did the assembly.
I helped Lainey make the clam.
I couldn't resist - I also made the owl:
and the bunny:

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29 comments:

  1. Very cute! Just in time to make some Valentines for friends ;-)


    new follower ;-)

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  3. This looks like a great activity to do for Valentine's Day.

    Kaylee's Education Studio

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  4. This looks like a perfect activity to use for Valentines Day.

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  5. Those are adorable! I think I would like making them even without the kids ;)

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  6. These are so cute! I love all of tem!

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  7. I love this idea! I am doing geometry with my Kinders right around Valentines day so this would be perfect.

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  8. These are adorable. Love the bunny. Good luck from Bacon Time.

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  9. Hi - tina 'the book lady' here - I'm following you on GFC, FB, Twitter & G+ from the google+ hop and would love a follow back -

    http://givingnsharing.blogspot.com

    thanks! Tina 'the book lady'

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  10. Very cute. I think my oldest would enjoy this.

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  11. That is so cute! I love this and am going to get mine to have a go at this!

    Thanks so much for linking to Family Frolics! Hope to see your posts again!

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  12. fun craft! He really sells it!!

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  13. Very cute idea! I will be adding this to our list of valentines day art. Thanks for sharing!

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  14. These are so cute!! Thank you for sharing them at Sharing Saturday!!

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  15. I have this book and use it for describing words. I may use it for an art and craft activity this year. Thank you.

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  16. These are so cute! What a fabulous idea!
    Thanks for sharing :) I've pinned this on Pinterest!

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  17. I HEART this :) LOL!!! So adorable :) Thanks for sharing this with us Lorie.

    ~MiaB
    www.mamamiasheart2heart.com

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  18. Adorable! I am a new follower dropping by from Show and Share!

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  19. Just stopping by from Fun Stuff Friday! These Valentine animals are adorable! I'm pinning them right now! I'll have to share the book with my preshcoler and tot too!

    Lisa
    Criss-Cross Applesauce

    P.S. I'm a new follower on Google+ and Facebook!

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  20. These are adorable! Definitely planning to do one of these with my little guy.

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  21. I am big {puffy} heart loving these! I love hearts and we do so much in my classroom with hearts that these are perfect! I am so excited about these! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

    I am a new follower and am excited to go stalk and explore your blog! =)

    Heather
    Heather's Heart

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  22. I love the book My Heart Is Like a Zoo. Your heart animals are ADORABLE! I'm a new follower. Looking forward to checking out your blog.
    Kimberly
    Funky First Grade Fun

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  23. New follower! Love this idea - I work Early Intervention! I'm definitely going to try it!

    Kristy
    www.HearMyHandsasl.com

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  24. I love this book! Use it every year with my kidergarteners.

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  25. I can't decide if the owl or the caterpillar is my favourite! All super cute! Thanks for sharing.

    Following you over from Show-And-Share Saturday.

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  26. What a great valentine craft! Thanks for sharing. :D

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  27. Did this with my preschool class a couple years ago...LOVE the book!!

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  28. I haven't heard of this book, but I love heart crafts! Too cute! Thanks so much for linking up with Thrifty Thursday!

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