Nothing brightens up a gray February like Valentine's Day. I have gathered resources to support your special education programs, including art projects, lesson plans and some free printable activities.
This excellent lesson plan starts with Georgia O'Keefe and ends up with flowers with heart shaped petals covered with torn magazine scraps. The activities involved to complete this project include tearing, cutting, identifying colors and tracing. These are all skills that students with disabilities need to develop to improve and strengthen fine motor skills.
Cutting activities support fine motor skills, and these fun Valentines activities will keep your students busy cutting, pasting and coloring. The "young love" Valentine puzzle is definitely designed for younger students, but the other two puzzles would be appropriate for older students who need to continue to exercise fine motor skills.