May I suggest that you go right now and check out the trailer for My Heart Is Like a Zoo? Don't forget to put your volume on. Though no one is narrating the book, the music is a perfectly wonderful accompaniment. If you like what you see consider buying it or requesting it at your local library. I know we'll enjoy this book every Valentine's Day and even throughout the year. After making the crafts below, Big Sis already wants to make more crafts. I look forward to her own animal creations, too, instead of just copying the book. My Heart Is Like a Zoo is certain to be an inspiration for a long time!
Check out the heart crafts we made this morning! Big Sis copied from the book and Brother wanted my help to copy from the book. Brother loved "angry as a bear"; instead of focusing on the anger, we made "hungry as a bear." Big Sis liked the bunny, so she made "frightened as a rabbit."
Big Sis drew little hearts for eyes and a larger heart for a nose. Can you see that she bent the rabbit's ears to make it a bit three dimensional? I love her cleverness! Brother and I added eyes to his bear. He wanted a mouth (in addition to the blue area that was supposed to be a mouth), so we added a tongue.
Of course you do not need this great book to be inspired to make creatures from hearts. Will you or your children be making any heart-inspired animals for Valentine's Day?
Want to see another cute heart animal craft? Check out our Owl Valentine, made from heart shapes! Also check out all of our children's crafts.
Thank you, Greenwillow Books for providing us a copy of this great book for review purposes. All opinions are my own.