Now that we’re in the month of February, you know what that means: Valentine’s Day 💖. I decided to plan this theme around fun and love towards everyone and everything around K. I feel like as we grow older we tend to forget that Valentine’s Day isn’t simply a time to shower your significant other with appreciation, but to everyone around you. I want to make sure that K understands that as he grows up.
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- Love Monster by Rachel Bright
- The Biggest Valentine Ever by Steven Kroll
- The Invisible String by Patrice Karst and Joanne Lew-Vriethoff
- Love From The Crayons by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers
- How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague
The links below will lead you directly to the activity itself.
- Heart Patterns: great pattern practice from Modern Preschool
- Number Heart Hunt from Mrs. Plemon’s Kindergarten
- Valentine’s Day 10 Frame Number Mats from Life Over C’s
- Sweethearts Graphing: all you need are conversation hearts and my printable 😄
- Shape Building from Life Over C’s
- Heart Lacing Activity from Early Learning Ideas
- I Love You To Pieces: print my printable and have your kiddo practice their fine motor skills by gluing pieces of construction paper inside the heart.
- Broken Hearts Scissor Practice from School Time Snippets
- Color Sorting Hearts from Modern Preschool: I found the crazy straws at Dollar Tree. I made a printable of hearts and printed them out on cardstock. Simply use a hole punch to create a hole in the middle of each heart.
- Tear Paper Heart Tree from Mrs. Plemon’s Kindergarten: Simply have your kiddo tear pieces of brown construction paper and construct a tree with the torn pieces. Lastly, have your kiddo add heart stickers as leaves.
- Balance Game: using painter tape, I constructed a heart on the floor. K tried to put one foot in front of the other and follow the taped heart.
- Hop and Pop Game: I found foam hearts again, at Dollar Tree. I also had bubble wrap left over from our recent move. I simply taped down the hearts on the floor and covered the line of hearts with the bubble wrap. K loved popping the bubble wrap!
- Roll a Dice Game: Arrange foam/construction paper hearts in a snake-like game board shape. Using a die, roll the die and move the number of spaces you roll. First person to reach the end wins!
- Musical Hearts ABC from Mrs. Plemon’s Kindergarten: Mrs. Plemon’s wrote all the letters of the alphabet, but I went ahead wrote 12 alphabet letters on construction paper hearts. I then put on some Valentine’s Day Kiboomer’s songs. When the music stopped I had K tell me the letter and letter sound of the letter he ended up standing on.
- Valentine’s Day Water Pour: K’s been really into water sensory bins so I decided to do one for the Valentine’s Day theme. I picked up several Valentine’s Day items for K’s sensory bin from Dollar Tree (can you tell I LOVE this place? 😋). I added water mixed with a bit of red food coloring and let K go crazy with it. I also set out a ladle, bowls, and measuring cups.
- Water Bead Sensory Bin: I found heart shaped cookie cutters from Target and prepared red water beads the night before. K used a ladle and filled up the cookie cutters with the red water beads. As a bonus, we also incorporated a little math. I had K count how many beads he was able to fit in each cookie cutter.
- Heal My Broken Heart from ABC’s of Literacy: I purchased the puzzle from ABC’s of Literacy and put the letters in red rice I made from Busy Toddler’s recipe. Super fast and easy to make!
- Valentine’s Day Wreath from Living In Happy Place
- Shaving Cream Heart Art from Meaningful Mama
- Heart Stamp and Paint from Mrs. Plemon’s Kindergarten: All you need is a toilet paper roll and paint! Mind blown!
- Coffee Filter Hearts from Simple Fun For Kids
- Spin Art Hearts from Left Brain Craft Brains
- Blooming Hearts Experiment from Entertain Your Toddler
- Candy Hearts Experiment from Fun A Day
- Bubble Science from Pre-K Pages
- Fizzy Baking Soda Hearts from Sugar Spice and Glitter