5 Valentine's Day Activities for Preschoolers
Valentine’s Day is almost here, which means you can incorporate some fun love themed activities into your lesson plans. In today’s blog, Kindermark Kids offers details on a variety of Valentine’s Day activities that your students are sure to enjoy! Keep reading to check them out.
1. Candy Heart Math & Science Activities
Conversation hearts are more than just a fun snack; they can be used in a variety of learning activities and experiments. These candies can be used for counting, sorting and creating patterns. The hearts can also be used for science experiments. Gather a variety of liquids such as water, vinegar, soda, rubbing alcohol, etc. Then have the students drop the conversation hearts into each liquid to see which one dissolves the candy the fastest. This is a fun way for preschoolers to explore the scientific method.
2. Create an “I Love” Book
In preparation for this craft, teachers will need to cut out paper hearts to use as pages for the book. Use a red or pink heart for the front and back covers, and use regular white paper for the interior pages. On the front, write “I Love by [student’s name]”. Ask each student what they love and write that on the white pages. Then let them draw pictures and color on the hearts to make it their own. Once the children are finished “writing” and decorating their books. You can staple the pages together and they have something to take home and show their families.
3. Mosaic Heart Craft
Creating mosaic hearts is both fun and educational. This craft helps students develop their fine motor skills. Learning to cut it tricky, and this craft allows them to practice with scissors. Hand each child a heart shaped piece of white paper (you want to use some thicker paper for the hearts). Then give them some scrap paper or tissue paper in red and pink colors. Let them cut the colored paper into pieces. (To make the cutting easier you might pre-cut the paper into strips so they only have to make one cut to create a small piece.) Then have them glue the pieces inside the heart.
4. Valentine’s Slime
Creating homemade slime in Valentine’s Day colors is a fun and easy science activity to do with your students. You can make it with red glitter, confetti hearts or just a simple pink color. The possibilities are endless. While there are several different slime recipes you could use, a common one is just water, glue and liquid starch. In a bowl, mix half a cup of water with half a cup of clear or white Elmer’s glue. (Use white glue for pink slime, but clear works better for the glitter or confetti ones.) Stir together until completely combined. Now add your color, glitter or confetti. Once that’s mixed completely, add half a cup of liquid starch. You will see the slime start to form immediately. Mix with your hands until the majority of the liquid is incorporated into the slime.
5. Valentine’s Day Sensory Bin
Sensory bins are easy to put together and provide an awesome hands-on learning experience for preschoolers. Sensory play may calm a child, focus a child and/or engage a child. Sensory bins allow children to explore, discover and create through dumping, filing and scooping. This activity also helps them understand their senses better. Put a Valentine’s Day twist on your sensory bin by filling it with some of the following items: pink and red water beads, cellophane grass, colored craft sand, artificial rose petals, feathers, shredded paper, buttons, and/or pink and red pompoms.
Happy Valentine’s Day from Kindermark Kids! We hope you enjoy some of these fun and educational Valentine’s Day activities with your preschoolers. To help you keep all your craft supplies organized, we offer a variety of storage units and shelving. Our children’s furniture helps create a workspace for children to both play and learn, while our child-height sinks make clean-up after these activities a breeze. We’re here to help you setup an organized and functional classroom with great quality products!
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