Feb 9 2015

Mommy Monday: Simple Valentine Activities for Prescholers

Happy Monday All!

I hope that you all had a great weekend!

Today I wanted to share some simple Valentine activities that you can do with your preschoolers.  I have lots of ideas about all the fun themed crafts and activities I want to do with my little guy as I comb Pinterest, but to tell you the truth sometimes all those amazing pins just overwhelm me.  They involve too much or they aren’t “two year old friendly.”  So today I wanted to share some activities that I did with my little guy that were not too involved and were at his ability level.

1.  Valentine Cards

I took some cardstock paper folded it in half and let my son draw on it with red and pink crayons.  Then I helped him glue some construction paper hearts and doiley hearts on.  We also added glitter because what else is better than glitter to a two year old!

card supplies

 

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My son’s sweet little friend was over (she’s 3) and she had a blast making cards for her mommy and daddy too.  She dictated what she wanted written on her card to me and I wrote it on and she decorated the rest.

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2. Toilet Paper Roll Heart Painting

I had seen this idea on Pinterest and knew it was the perfect way to use up some of the toilet paper rolls I had been saving for crafts.  You simply push on the toilet paper roll in one spot so it caves in and makes a heart.  I put some non-toxic finger paints on a paper plate and let the kids dip their toilet paper rolls in it and stamp it on their paper.

valentine toilet paper role painting

 

valentine painting

 

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And of course we added glitter to ours!  This went really well and the kids loved it.

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3.  Heart Hunt

I took some heart cutouts and hid them around the room (I just taped them on furniture).  Then my son went around and found the hearts and put them in a basket.  We then counted the hearts and sorted them into colors.

heart hunt

 

heart hunt sorting

Do you have any favorite Valentine activities that you do with young kiddos?  I’d love to hear them!

Check out other Mommy Monday posts below:

DIY Child’s Prayer Book / It’s The Little Things In Motherhood-Kermi / Kid’s Train Birthday Party / Busy Bag Swap  

Sorting Colors Activitites / Beginning Preschool Activities / Lessons From My Little One / It Takes A Village / Themed Play Date Ideas 

 DIY Paint Chip Color Book / 5 Fun Toddler Activities / 5 Fun Toddler Activities / 5 Fun and Free Toddler Activities

Hope you all have a great day!

Signature - Marissa

 

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