Heart Boxes and I Love Learning Freebie!

We were inspired by sweet Cara over at The First Grade Parade 
last year and did a great word scramble activity.

 We grabbed these at the Dollar Tree ...

 We numbered each of the boxes with a permanent marker. 
These are just a few. 
We know they are not in order. We can count. Sometimes...
 We made 100 of these sweet things.
We told you...
We love February!

 We realized we had a TON of plastic letters from years ago. We have to admit, they were collecting dust...Only because they don't have magnets. Apparently, we have a magnet fetish we were unaware of...
These teeny tiny letters fit perfectly into our boxes, so we put the letters from words off our 100 High Frequency word list into each of the boxes.

 The kids choose a box...There are 100, but you know someone will claim they cannot find one.  
Or, "I want #3!" "Where is #8?" "I can't find #5!" We love that! 
They write the number of the box on their recording sheet 
(that way it doesn't matter which box they have), then write the answer inside the heart.

Watching this activity and seeing how much our kiddos LOVED it, gave us a ton of other ideas on what we wanted to fill these puppies with this year...

 You could do spelling words, vocabulary words, number counting, coin counting, number equations, etc. Anything that you can stuff into that little heart box will basically work.
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Fluttering Through First Grade


  1. Those are so cute. I was just scouring the Dollar Tree yesterday for any goodies I could find. No heart boxes though. :( I will have to improvise.

    First Grade Wolves

  2. Love this! I picked some up the other day, so I'm good to go :)

    Teachery Tidbits

  3. Wow! I love the heart box idea. There are so many possibilities! I will have to go back to target (I was just there yesterday) and pick some up!

    The Frizz

    The Frizz in First Grade

  4. Great ideas! Looks like I'll be running to the dollar store tomorrow! :)

    Granny Goes to School

  5. What a fun way to practice anything! I love little boxes and I bet the kiddos can't wait to use them! What kind of beans are those red beans? That seems like a silly question, but I really don't know! Haha! (I'm too busy operating on pencil sharpeners!)

    Second Grade Sparkle

  6. How creative!!! LOVE the idea! Thanks for the freebie!

  7. Love the idea of putting letters inside! And now I have to go to the Dollar Tree because I MUST have pink hearts! Dollar Tree=danger!

    Rowdy in First Grade

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