In celebration of Valentine’s Day—and because February is Heart Health Month—this week’s DIY Kid Activity is to make a Healthy Heart Collage to hang in your room or on the refrigerator! Choose the most colorful photos of your favorite healthy foods. It will be a great reminder of how much you love your heart and why it’s important to feed it well!
Projected Time: Approximately 30 minutes.
Materials: Red or pink construction paper, scissors, markers, magazine clippings of colorful, natural foods, and glue.
Adult Prep: Gather magazines that kids can cut up. For younger kids, consider preparing the construction paper hearts ahead of time (older kids can draw and cut out the heart shape themselves).
- Cut a large heart shape out of construction paper. Label it “My Healthy Heart.”
- Flip through magazines to find photos of your favorite healthy foods and cut them out in different shapes and sizes.
- Glue the magazine clippings onto the heart to represent all the things you want to feed your heart to keep it healthy!
- Hang the heart somewhere you’ll see it all the time!
Post photographs of your healthy heart creations with us in the comment section.
A healthy lifestyle isn’t all about food: keeping kids active and fostering their creativity is essential for healthy development, too! In this blog, I’ll be sharing weekly activity ideas for families to do together.