In celebration of the beginning of school, I am re-posting this craft from last year. These simple little hearts are by far my most popular craft and I hope that they might help your little student get through the first weeks of school.
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 student... cut out the desired shape, stuff with fiberfill and love, and sew together. (more detailed tutorial).
And to ease the jitters of mums and dads everywhere... pocket hearts made for parents on their kid's first day of class.