Wednesday, February 11, 2015

AKGVH A Queen of Hearts Valentine Part 1


                     AKGVH A The Queen of Hearts Valentine Part 1


Valentine's Day is coming soon and amidst our other Valentine fun,
we like to watch our FAV vintage Queen of hearts Cartoons:

Next we like to play our The Queen of Hearts record. As you can see, it has been played alot over the decades: 

Currently I have been unable to find this particular record but you may want to give it a try on eBay:

The Queen of Hearts Children's Golden Records

Then we made The Queen of Hearts interactive craft. 


An Old Deck of Cards one deck per child. 

One Queen of Hearts Playing Card for each child.

One King of Hearts Playing Card for each child.

One Jack of Hearts Playing Card for each child.

3 Misc Playing Cards for each child.

4 Red Pony Beads for each child.

3 Tongue Depressor Size Craft Sticks for each child.

One  1  1/2" Magnet Strip for each child.

One 1/2" Magnet Strip for each child.

One Small Paper Clip for each child.

One School Glue Bottle for each child.

Four Small Aluminum Foil Circles for each child.

One Large Aluminum Foil Circle for each child. 

Glue Gun

Glue Sticks

Clothes Pins


Using one small foil circle, wrap a bead on the bottom and sides to look like a tart. Repeat with the other 3 beads. 

Shape and fold edges of the large circle into tray large enough to hold  the 4 tarts. Using the glue gun, glue the tarts onto the tray. 

Next, glue the paper clip to the bottom side of the tray. Be sure it sticks out on one side. 

Now have the children take one of their miscellaneous cards and glue all over the face with the school glue. Have them take one craft stick and place it onto the glued card adding extra glue making sure one end of the stick sticks out enough to get a firm hold on it. Add more glue to the top of the stick, then place one of the heart cards on top. 

Secure the cards together with the clothespins. Be sure to pin close to the sticks and all around to ensure a good seal. 

Let dry. Repeat with the next cards. When complete, you should now have the king, queen & jack of cards puppets.

Next using the glue gun, glue the 1  1/2" magnet strip  onto the middle of the jack card:

Then glue the 1/2" strip onto the middle of the queen card. 

Now you are ready to act out The Queen of Tarts Nursery Rhyme:

The Queen of Hearts,

She made some tarts,

All on a summer's day.

The knave of hearts,

He stole those tarts,

And took them all away.

The king of hearts,

He called for the tarts,

And beat the knave full sore.

The knave of hearts,

Brought back the tarts,

And vowed he'd steal no more.   

To use the puppets, place the tarts on the queen's magnet. Have the jack take the tarts:

This flick came out a bit fuzzy as it was a bit difficult getting my babes to take the hearts slowly:

Now bring in the king to make the knave give the tarts back to the queen:

You can make our Queen of Hearts Interactive Puppets with your babes using our FREEBIE PDF tutorial: 

AKGVH Queen of Hearts Interactive Puppets PDF Tutorial

Now DIG what you have been waiting for, a FREEBIE vintage tart coloring page for your babes: 

AKVGH Vintage Queen of Hearts Tart Coloring Page

Our FREEBIE tart coloring page wraps it up for part one of our AKGVH Queen of Hearts Valentine. Be sure to trip on by for part 2 featuring more crafts, games, our tart recipe fun & FREEBIES!

AKGVH Queen of Hearts Valentine Part 2

See you there!

C.S. Calkins

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