This post is a part of the Valentines Day Crafts Series:

Valentines Day Sensory Crafts & Activities for Toddlers

Valentines Day Crafts with Toddlers  

Hello dear parents,

Around this time last year, I wrote my first toddler crafting post, I am not only amazed at how much I have learned and done for this blog but I am so grateful to have such amazing readers like you! My readers and Ava are who keep me motivated to learn more and continue to seek this path towards true bliss for this planet as well as all the beings who inhabit it! So for this coming Valentine’s Day I want to thank you for being a reader and give you this card!

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Now onto our family friday post! I love giving Ava activities that stimulate her little mind as well as create good sensory skills. I have created a list of 3 Valentine’s Day Sensory Crafts & Activities just for your little toddlers! I hope your littles enjoy these as much as Ava does!

1. Valentines Sensory Box


Similar to the winter sensory box, I added Epson salts, a tube of pink glitter, an assortment of random pink items such as sequences, pom poms, hearts cut from 3 different textured and colored crafting paper, fuzzy pipe cleaners and of course bells. Each item is a different texture, color and some even stimulate their hearing. 🙂

Ava loves playing with her sensory boxes, sometimes it gets messy but for the most part she is just learning and playing at the same time….plus parenting isn’t fun if there are no messes to clean up after.

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2. Valentines Sensory Mock Embroidery Heart


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Ha, I wasn’t really sure what to name this one, but this is for sure Ava’s favorite thing to do right now! Super easy to make; I got a stiaraphom circle and covered it with a pink fabric (with hot glue), I then took lace to cover the sides and to make it look pretty. Next I outlined the shape of a heart (you can trace or free draw) with chalk and placed toothpicks 1 pompom length away throughout the outline. Hot glue the pompoms in between the toothpicks and voila you are finished! I gathered all the red, pink, light purple and white buttons and let Ava have her go at it.

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It’s nice because I can get my sewing projects done while she is sitting next to me doing this! Although I might want to hot glue the toothpicks down for our next one because Ava likes to pull them out when I am not next to her….sneaky baby.

I enjoy watching her do this specific activity because it’s making her focus and really use her hands and mind! Plus it’s really cute to watch!

3. Heart Matching Game


This one is by far the easiest. I have a paper heart cutter and using the left over paper from the sensory box, I cut out 6 hearts from each paper. Next I drew match sets of 1-3, A-C, and 3 shapes, since Ava is younger I had all the set facing up so she can understand how to match.

For older tots, you can face them down and have the children play the old fashion matching game! This was a fun activity for Ava, except it’s not as durable as the ones I have seen on Etsy…you know the wooden ones? Does your child like to play matching games?? Anyways it’s still a fun activity and is making her think, which is always a plus!!

Well other than making valentines day cards for Ava’s grandparents and making more heart shaped cookies that’s all the Valentine’s activities we will be partaking in.

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Question of the Day:
What is your favorite Valentine’s Day Activity?
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Well that’s all I have for today’s Family Friday, be sure to come back on fridays for more articles pertaining to family lifestyle and an alternative way of raising children. Don’t forget you can always subscribe to receive weekly emails in your inbox. Comments are always welcomed as well as opinions, please try to be open minded towards each other and remember we are all trying to do what’s best. We can only expand our knowledge to those who are willing to hear it. Be educated, be wise and be kind. Thanks for reading and be sure to snuggle extra long with your littles this weekend, they won’t be little for long ❤ ॐ❤!

 

This post is a part of the Valentines Day Crafts Series:

Valentines Day Sensory Crafts & Activities for Toddlers

Valentines Day Crafts with Toddlers  

Ashleigh is a stay at home mom who enjoys blogging about balancing the mind through meditation and conscious parenting, the body through plant based eating and yoga, and the soul through up cycling and sustainability. Keep your life balanced & subscribe to her weekly emails, like OmLivin’ on FB or check her out on Google+ for more.

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