Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Last Minute Valentine's Crafts for Toddlers/Preschoolers

Tomorrow is Valentine's Day!  If you are anything like me, you had grand intentions about the fabulous heart-themed activities and crafts you were going to do with your children, but it is now the day before Valentine's Day and you have not done them yet.  We finally did our first Valentine's art project and made our homemade cards earlier today (nothing like waiting to the last minute!).

For those of you needing a bit of inspiration, I have a compiled a short list of VERY easy projects (with links to blogs that have completed the crafts) to do with your young children today or tomorrow.

Cutting practice with hearts (we did that this year as a part of our homemade Valentine's cards - so easy and a fun way to work on fine motor skills!)

Coloring heart cutouts

Painting or watercoloring heart cutouts

Gluing small pieces of paper onto heart cutouts to make a collage

Elephants made from heart shapes (We did this in our toddler playgroup this morning and the children loved it!)

Toilet tube roll heart stamps

And now that I have compiled this list, I am feeling guilty for not doing more Valentine's Day crafts with my girls.  I have one more day to make it happen!  What fun crafts do you have planned to do with your children this Valentine's Day?

Marla is a former special education teacher, current PhD student, university instructor, and stay-at-home, homeschooling mom of two little girls (ages 2 and 4).  She blogs about homeschooling at Marla's Motherhood Musings and her family's experiences living in Zambia at Our Life in Lusaka.

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