This jar of hearts is for 14 excited yet nervous preschoolers. Each heart will be filled with love from a parent and slipped into a pocket. And in that pocket each little heart will be a gentle reminder of calm during the first day of a new school year.
I first made hearts for the girls' first day of school last year and then again for Valentines. Anytime the girls experience separation anxiety, I fill the heart with love and pop it into a pocket. This simple act comforts my girls so much that our teacher asked me to make a heart for each student.
To make a heart for your own excited yet nervous preschooler... cut out the desired shape, stuff with fiberfill and love, and sew together. (more detailed tutorial)