How many kisses tall are you? Find out with this cute Valentine’s Day measuring chart. I saw a similar version of this cute Valentine’s Day classroom wall decoration on Pinterest, and I knew I wanted to make one for my class.
The idea is to make the paper on the wall look like a ruler, and then the kisses are used instead of numbers to measure how tall you are. I thought it would be a great addition to our classroom.
I was right; the kids loved measuring themselves against the Hershey kisses and counting how many kisses tall they were. It doesn’t take up too much room. The one I made was two pieces of construction paper wide. The picture doesn’t do it justice; it’s adorable. It would make an excellent decoration for a daycare, preschool, or young elementary school students.
I put a chart on the wall next to it with all the children’s names. I let the children write how many kisses tall they were next to their names. After everyone was measured, we talked about the chart as a group.
Construction paper (Valentine’s Day colors red, purple, and pink), To add designs to the letters, I cut them out using scrapbook paper. If you have a Cricut available you can use it to make your letters or just use regular construction paper. You will also need tape, scissors, glue, aluminum foil, or letter tracers.
Tape construction paper to the wall to make the “ruler.” Our ruler was two columns of construction paper wide and 6 ft tall. I used ten sheets of 11×14 construction paper. I used purple paper, but you can use any color.
Use letter tracers to make the phrase How Many Kisses Tall Are You? If you’re good at making bubble letters, you can make them freehand. I am not, so I used tracers. You could also use a Cricut if you have one available. To make it more colorful, I used Valentine’s Day scrapbook sheets. After the letters are cut out, tape them to the top of your “ruler.”
Now it’s time to make the kisses. You can print out a tracer online by googling Hershey Kiss clip art, make one free hand after you cut them out, and glue aluminum foil to one side. You will need to make 6-8 kisses, depending on the size. Mine were the size of a 9×12 construction paper,r and I made 6.
Next, you will tape the kisses to your “ruler.” Try to leave an equal amount of space between each kiss.
I cut hearts in different sizes for the finishing touches and taped them to the “ruler.”
Classroom Activity Idea
Add a sheet of paper next to your “ruler” and have the kids write down how many kisses tall they were next to their names. When everyone has been counted, Make a chart of how tall the kids were.
I hope you enjoy this Valentine’s Day classroom decoration as much as my kids did!