February is all about love, kindness & Valentine’s Day. With a toddler whose favorite color is pink & who also has a heart condition, this month will always hold a special place with us. To start getting ready for the month of love, we have come up with some creative activities & crafts to get some hearts & pink in your life!
Not only will you be having fun, but your little one will be developing skills while doing them! From fine motor building to color matching, these activities help build numerous areas of development. Isn’t that how it should be? Make everything a teachable moment.
We cannot get enough Playdough! Scarlett received quite a few tools & colors for Christmas, so we brought out certain colors just for Valentine’s. I got out a few cookie cutters that were heart shaped to add to the fun.
Talk to your little one about the different colors they see & the shapes they are making. Little one decided to make cookies while we played!
Swing by your local Dollar Store as they have tons of fun Valentine craft items out right now. We picked up a pack of these sticker hearts & I instantly thought of color matching. We had construction paper at home & to cut back on using tons of paper, I cut each piece of paper in half.
Not only were we working on color matching, but we talked about the words & letters on each heart. I had her peel each back off the stickers & assisted when needed. This is great for building their fine motor skills!
For this project, draw a heart on a piece of construction paper. With the leftover candy heart stickers, have your little one “trace” the heart with stickers to create a fun picture. No picture as we had a lot of fun doing it & sometimes, putting the phone down is a good thing!
Paper chains are one of our favorite crafts to do. All you need is a few pieces of construction paper, tape & scissors. Cut strips of paper out & then have your little one loop each threw as you tape them. At night before bed, we take one ring off up until Valentine’s Day! And don’t forget the actual Valentine’s Day cards for the classroom! Enjoy some fun printables from me to you 🙂
Have fun drawing, cutting & creating with your toddler for this activity. Choose a few different colors of paper that you want for your mobile & draw away!
When your little is finished drawing, cut out a few hearts in different sizes to create a fun & very special Valentine’s Day mobile. My husband said he loves these & he wants to make a few more with Scarlett for the house. Too cute!