Playful ideas for your babys first Valentines Day. These hands on Valentines Day Activities for your baby or toddler will make your heart melt and create keepsakes to treasure and share with loved ones.
Heres how make your babys first Valentines day special
Take a peek at simple ideas for playing with hearts at home this Valentines Day with your baby.
Hands On Activities for your Baby and Toddlers to enjoy and create for Valentines Day!
Its hard to believe my littlest one is going to celebrate her second Valentines Day. Last year we were taken sweet pictures of her the size of a chocolate box and this year were playing with chocolate boxes.
My oldest daughter was 6 months old for her first Valentines Day. She was in love with the box of chocolates. Are you ready for some adorable Valentines Day Crafts for Babies?
Heres are some heartfelt activities that I know your little ones will enjoy!
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Heart Exploration Activity
Babies love to explore! Let them explore the new things around your home for Valentines Day. The empty box of chocolate can be the newest toy that they love to open and shut and open and shut and hide their toys inside.
Heart Cookie Cutters Art Activity
The heart cookie cutter you found on clearance after Valentines Day can become a manipulative toys that they love putting in and out of the metal bowl (our favorite toy at our house).
Finding things around the house shaped like hearts and talking about them provides discovery and stimulation and vocabulary for yourbabys development.
I hope tomake a few heart photo blocks this week too, inspired by our Make Your Own Baby Blocks.
Felt Hearts Activity
Its always fun to give your baby something new to explore. Were using Felt Hearts for playtime. I cut out some felt hearts in various sizes so that we could explore the hearts. I also gave her a container to keep them in. I made sure to make the hearts in both matching color and shapes so that she could find the same.
Creating learning opportunities to sort objects and demonstrate new vocabulary; is important at any age.We used words like big, small, same, different, red, pink and purple.
They would make a cute Valentine gift for your child!
Felt Sweets and Fabric Bowl we receivethis adorable Handmade Gift for her 1st birthday that she loves. Its a great idea for Valentines Day too for your little ones!
Heart Scribbles Art
This time she had fun using the container to hold her crayons in.She was so engaged in putting the crayonsin and out of the crayon holder.
She would take the crayon out and put it onto the paperandscribble and then put it back in. I tried to make a big deal out of when shewould put it on the paper so she would start to process what to do. She loved it!
I took her scribbles and cut out some Hearts in various sizes to decorate for Valentines Day. Then we took the hearts and glued them onto a paper to create butterflies.
We hung them up on our fridge but you can also make Valentines Day card for Daddy or Grandparents with them.
When we glued them I made sure not to put glue on the end so that their wings could lift up off the paper as though they are flying.
Heres how our Butterfly Hearts from Scribbles turned out.
Heart Prints with Cookie Cutter
We explored using a heart cookie cutter to make prints with washable paint. I added a few drops of soap into our already washable paint to make it a little bit easier at clean up time.
Before we started using the cookie cutter I gave her some time the day before playing with it.
Its important to let your child experience the art supply before expecting them to create something with it.
Butterfly Valentine with Printable
Create an adorable valentine to share with loved ones for your childs first Valentines Day with this Butterfly Valentine using the outline of their foot.
Ive included a few cute phrases that you can print out and attach too. Download here.
Love Bug Footprint T-Shirt
I couldnt resist using her foot one last time to make a little Valentines Day T-Shirt to wear. I just dipped her foot into red fabric paint and put it onto a Onesie.
Then I took a sponge heart stamp and stamped the wings onto my Love Bug! Simple but turned out super cute for our little Love Bug. You could easily make this into a card too.
Valentine Butterfly Craft for Kids
Were sent little Valentines off to Grandparents and Aunts and Uncles. We made little Valentine Butterflies by tracing my daughters foot. Then we attached heart doilies for the wings and eyes to the footprint. We attached this little Valentine phrase too.
I love that both of my girls were able to do this craft together and send them off to family.
Babys First Valentine Craft Ideas
Simple Valentine Idea just create a handprint on a heart doily, great for siblings too! Then write a little keepsake message at the bottom. If you want to add a little more heart fun, you can put a foam sticker in the middle of the paper first and then remove it after the fact to leave a heart outline.
Have fun with each of these baby crafts for Valentines Day!
Valentine Snack Time for toddlers and preschoolers
We enjoyed our Heart Breadsticks from Little Hands That Cook with Books. If you havent checked it out you might want to for a little special snack for family or friends. My daughter loved the heart bread stick and they were super simple!
Valentines Day Shopping List for your Babys First Valentines Day
- Doilies Multipack Valentine
- 3 Piece Hearts Cutter Set
- Tulip Soft Fabric Paint Kit
- Crayola Washable Kids Neon Paint Set
- Steel Fun Pail, Hot Pink
- Acrylic Felt Value Pack Red, Fuchsia, Dark Pink, White
Hope you enjoy this special time with your baby. Take the moment to really see your baby and loved ones. Validate them and express to them they are a person whos important to you. Taking the time to say I Love You with hugs and kisses and smiles.
I promise you, your child will love you forever for those moments and grow up happy,confident and loved!
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