3 Valentine’s Activities for Toddlers to Encourage Learning

3 Valentine’s Activities for Toddlers to Encourage Learning

Love is in the air! Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and we’re excited to share with you 3 super fun activities that your toddlers will love!

Get crafty!

There are so many different crafts that you and your toddler can engage in for Valentine’s Day. Get out some scrap paper, crayons, or colored pencils and let your toddler get to work. You could give them a prompt like “Draw someone or something you love” or let their imagination run wild! For a Valentine’s Day twist, you can set out utensils, paper, and supplies made up of whichever colors remind them most of love--pink, yellow, purple, or anything in between!

Work on fine motor skills!

Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to work on those fine motor skills that your little one is developing. Use a template to create a heart with hole-punched edges and then let your toddler use string or a shoelace to carefully practice threading the string through the heart outline. Once they’re done, they will have created an adorable heart that you could even hang up on the wall! One step closer to tying their shoes!

Use some math!

Another super fun activity that encourages math and critical thinking in our toddlers uses math counting cards, appropriately Valentine’s themed! All you have to do is print these cards out (or make your own unique version by hand) and provide your toddler with some Valentine’s-themed buttons, toys, or candies… anything they can count with. There are lots of ways to use these math cards, but they all focus on recognizing numbers, counting, and a whole lot of fun!

Do you have a favorite Valentine’s Day activity? We would love to hear in the comments below!

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