Valentine Activity for Toddlers | Fine Motor Skill Practice
Decorating for Valentines Day is usually brief, but I like to do it anyway. We have a few banners up around the house and this one might be my favorite. Some of the banners I use year after year like this Valentine bunting from forever ago.
Other decorations I have had the kids help me make. This Valentine activity was dual purpose. Not only was it a great fine motor skill activity for Chickadee and Sprout, it also added a little LOVE to our breakfast nook! It was really quite simple.
All you will need is some colored paper, toddler scissors, a pen, hole punch and string.
First I cut each piece of paper into 1/4ths. Then I folded the 1/4th in half and drew half a heart starting and ending on the fold.
Chickadee was my first helper. She is 4 and cutting with scissors is great find motor skill practice for her. So she cut out all of the hearts.
After she cut the hearts out, Sprout (2.5 years old) went to town with the hole punch. A hold punch is so much fun for kids and really great for strengthening their hand muscles.
Last, I taped them onto string and hung them up in the breakfast nook. The Happy Valentines Bunting in the middle is from Target’s dollar section. It was $3 and is glittery so Chickadee especially loves it. However, you could easily make that yourself too.
Just like the number sense activity I posted last week, this is a great activity for toddlers of many different ages. You could also make a template for your older child and they could trace the heart outline before cutting.
So, do you decorate for Valentine’s Day? We will probably leave the hearts up for all of February and then change things our to Spring and Easter once March arrives. I sure hope March brings the sun and a little warmer temperatures!