I usually never do a lesson two years in a row. I just love this lesson though. I never get tired of it because the kids love it and their artwork is just so expressive. We did it again this year with third fourth and fifth, and I could just wallpaper my whole house with all the different and beautiful heartworks. I love them so much!
Third grade did it a bit differently. I showed them videos about zentangles and they made that as their background. They could only color the heart and we learned about the art principal of Emphasis. I tell the kids to break up the space with 5-10 lines from heart to edge of paper. Then fill each section with designs.