Not only do we “play” at Playgroup, we also create! Craft time is always fun and messy of course! With Valentines Day coming up, why not get the glitter out and get creating!
Valentine Cards are always a firm favourite and easy to do at home. All you need is some card or paper, colouring pencils and maybe tissue paper if you have some. Your toddler can draw and stick to their hearts content… excuse the pun!
Heart Garlands are also fun to make. You can decorate your home with hearts… just cut out some heart shapes, allow your toddler to colour them and then if you have some wool or string attach the hearts with some sticky tape. *If your child is old enough, you could let them cut the hearts out themselves (with supervision) as its great for their fine motor skills.
Hand painting is one of our most popular activities and is great for keeping the little ones entertained. All you need is paper and paint and away you go. If you are feeling really brave, they can use their feet too! For extra fun, you could make a character from the hand print with googly eyes for example.
If you have any spare toilet rolls holders, you can tape them up to make a heart shape at the end. Dip the shape into some red paint and print onto some paper. The result is a beautiful picture of hearts! *Note, if you have any heart shaped cookie cutters, you can use these instead.
One of our favourite “Valentine” activities is to make a vase of flowers from some celery! Put some elastic bands around some celery sticks so they are tightly together. Dip in some paint and print onto some paper. The result is a beautiful bunch of flowers!