Playful ideas for your child’s first Valentine’s Day. These hands on activities for your baby or toddler will make your heart melt and create keepsakes to treasure and share with loved ones.
Here’s how make your first baby’s Valentine’s day special…
Hands On Activities for your Baby and Toddlers to enjoy and create for Valentine’s Day!
Babies love to explore! Let them explore the new things around your home for Valentine’s 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
The heart cookie cutter you found on clearance after Valentine’s 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 your baby’s development. I hope to make a few heart photo blocks this week too, inspired from our Make Your Own Baby Blocks .
It’s always fun to give your baby something new to explore. We’re 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!
Heart Scribbles Art
Heart Prints with Cookie Cutter
Butterfly Valentine with Printable
Create an adorable valentine to share with loved ones for your child’s first Valentine’s Day with this Butterfly Valentine using the outline of their foot.
Love Bug Footprint T-Shirt
Valentine Butterfly Craft for Kids
We’re sent little Valentine’s off to Grandparents and Aunts and Uncles. We made little Valentine Butterflies by tracing my daughter’s 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.
Baby’s First Valentine Craft Idea
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 after the fact to leave a heart outline.
Valentine Snack Time for toddlers and preschoolers
We enjoyed our Heart Breadsticks from Little Hands That Cook with Books. If you haven’t 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!
Valentine’s Day Shopping List for your Baby’s First Valentine’s Day
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 who’s 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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