The ninth season of Curious George, the PBS KIDS hit series, continues with a new episode full of love and curiosity on Monday, February 9, 2015 (check local listings). In this special episode, “Happy Valentine’s Day, George,” Curious George wants to make his friends the best Valentine’s Day card ever, but even with four paws, it takes a long time to create homemade cards for everyone. Using sponge shapes, red paint, and a waffle iron, George creates the first ever monkey Valentine’s printing press!
Curious George Valentine’s Day Craft
Child Safety Scissors
Heavy Duty Tape
Cut the sponges into a circle and a square. Explore different household items you can use to trace and cut those shapes.
Cut the circle in half. The result will be two half-moon shapes.
Cut the square diagonally. The result will be two triangles.
Explore with your child how to piece together the shapes to make a heart. Help them tape the final arrangement together to use as a heart-shaped sponge stamp. (Our tape would not stay on the sponge, so we just made the heart each time.
Take a sheet of office or construction paper to create your work of art. Dip heart-shaped sponge in paint and place on the paper to stamp. Repeat. You can use crayons to create a special message on your design!
Download the printable instructions from PBS Kids here- Curious George Valentine’s Day Craft Printable!
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This season continues to focus on teaching preschoolers about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts, as well as use of the five senses (smell, taste, hearing, touch, and sight). The curious monkey’s adventures go in “Oh Deer.” When a hungry deer keeps nibbling on the flowers in George and Allie’s garden, George uses all of his five senses to keep the deer out. A scarecrow, loud noises, sticky tape, and stinky rotten eggs don’t work, leaving George with one last sense: taste! Will George’s recipe keep the deer away or make them hungry for more?