Now more than ever we need to spread the love! We all know living (and parenting) through a pandemic hasn’t been easy this past year. While holiday celebrations may look different, they’re still a reason to focus on the positives and do something special. Here are five of our favorite Valentine’s Day activities to do this weekend while staying home with the family.
Valentine Play Dough Fun
Image from https://www.pre-kpages.com/Grab your play dough, cookie cutters, and beads! This fun valentine themed play dough activity will not only keep your kids entertained for hours but also help them practice their fine motor skills. Win-win!
The Heart Game
Image from https://www.andnextcomesl.com/Here’s a fun twist on the classic game of “The Floor is Lava”. All you need to do is buy heart-shaped paper (or cut out your own with construction paper) and scatter them on the floor. The goal? Only step on the hearts! To practice gross motor skills, scatter the hearts further a part to encourage large steps and jumping. Have the whole family join in and make it into a game!
Love Bug Fruit Cups
Image from https://www.andnextcomesl.com/Snack time just got a whole lot cuter. Your kids will love creating (and eating) these fun and adorable Love Bug Valentine Fruit Cups! All you need is a snack cup, googly eyes, pipe cleaners, sparkly pom poms, and a glue gun.
For the Slime Lovers
Image from https://www.andnextcomesl.com/Do you have a loved one that loves slime?! They’ll love helping you create this Valentines Day slime from scratch. Squish it, roll it, and fold it for all sorts of awesome sensory play.
Q-Tip Painting Heart Art
Image from https://www.projectswithkids.com/We love an easy peasy, low-prep holiday craft project! All you need is q-tips, paint, and some paper. Challenge your kids to create heart-shaped patterns and try new techniques!
Happy Valentine’s Day!
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