Little Architect #04

Now more than ever it is important that we create spaces for children to express feelings and emotions. This week’s activity will allow children to “open” their hearts and focus on what’s inside. 

My Big Heart Map

“My Big Heart Map” offers children a possibility to recognise what’s in their hearts and connect with it. What is a heart map? A heart map is a visual map with drawing or writing that expresses what’s stored in your heart. There is no right or wrong way to create a heart map; it can include:

  • feelings
  • loved people, animal or places
  • memories
  • experiences 
  • things owned or not 
  • moments
  • question

Door to "My Big Heart"

What is in your child’s heart is hidden inside them, unless they make it available. How? By opening the door to their heart ! This door protects the things most precious. This is a chance for your child to design a “door’ and use it in conjunction with “My Big Heart Map”.  Let your child’s imagination construct that special door to the treasures in their heart.

How to play

  • A pencil or a pen, some colour pencils or colour pens, a scissor and some glue
  • A print of the fun sheets below
Page 1
Page 2
Page 3
Page 4

Click on any of the images above to print

Fun Sheets

  • Page 1: “My Big Heart Map” activity. Follow the instructions included and have fun. This activity will bring joy and will remind us of all the good things we have in life.
  • Page 2:  “Get inspiration”. Check out twenty amazing doors from all around the world – with different shapes, colours and made of different materials. These will provide some inspiration for the next activity: “Door to My Big Heart Map”.
  • Page 3: “Door Components”. Learn about different components of a door with this visual representation. 
  • Page 4: “Door to My Big Heart”. Follow the instructions and have fun! 

What do your heart map and the door to your heart look like?

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