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. 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 really is adorable. It would make a great 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 name. After everyone was measured we talked about the chart as a group.
Materials: construction paper (Valentine’s Day colors red, purple, pink), I also used scrapbook paper to make the letters but you can also use construction paper, tape, scissors, glue, aluminum foil, letter tracers
Step 1: Tape construction paper to the wall to make the “ruler”. I made two columns wide and made it 6 ft tall. I used 10 sheets of 11×14 construction paper. I used purple paper, but you can use any color.
Step 2: 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. To make it more colorful, I used Valentine’s Day scrapbook sheets. After the letters are all cut out, tape them to the top of your “ruler.”
Step 3: Now it’s time to make the kisses. You can print out a tracker on-line by googling Hershey Kiss clip art or you can make one free hand. After you cut them out, 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 piece of construction paper and I made 6.
Step 4: Next, you are going to tape the kisses to your “ruler”. Try to leave an equal amount of space between each kiss.
Step 5: For the finishing touches I cut hearts in different sizes, 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 name. When everyone has been counted. Make a chart on how tall the kids were.
I hope you enjoy this Valentine’s Day classroom decoration as much as my kids did!