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I put this super simple Valentine heart toddler activity together because my daughter loves gluing things together. So I went all crazy and cut out tons of hearts for this activity. I cut the construction paper into strips and then folded them in a zig-zag pattern and flattened them. I then cut out the hearts so it made like 6 at a time, super quick.
As you can see, this is a very simple toddler activity but it’s supposed to be that way. I love to do crafts that not only are fun but build up the confidence in the kids as well. This way, they’ll be more focused on their creativity and critical thinking and be less worried about mistakes or other things that might be happening during the activity.
This is a fun way to let the kids use their own hands and minds to create a simple Valentine’s Day craft.
Simple Valentine Heart Toddler Activity
Since this doesn’t take long to do, it’s one that you might find yourself making over and over again. All you need are basically four simple supplies and a few moments of time to make this craft.
We’ve made this daily up to Valentine’s Day before and the kids never thought that it got old. I think that they just like the independence and being able to make a craft easily, and who am I to argue with that?!
Valentine Heart Toddler Activity Supplies
Just gather up the simple list of supplies needed below!
- construction paper – pink, red and another color
See I told you it was super simple. I traced a heart onto the construction paper in marker. My daughter at first glued each individual heart on the paper but then decided to place the glue on the paper first and then I told her to trace around the heart with the glue stick. She then proceeded to plop on the hearts like there was no tomorrow.
She didn’t really care to follow my heart pattern. My son, however, was very precise in his placement of the hearts and made them go upside down as they followed the outline.
You can easily let the kids take charge of this craft as long as you’re close by for supervision. But once they get the hang of it, I have a feeling that they’re going to be loving it and making so many fun hearts!
You can also use whatever colors of paper for this activity, too. Pink and red are a popular choice for Valentine’s Day but you can easily use whatever color you want.
We’re not big on Valentine’s day here but I do enjoy a good heart craft. I don’t love the commercialism of this day but I love all the pink, red, hearts, and chocolate. Great time of the year for chocolate pick me up.
Valentine’s Day Books For Kids
Don’t forget to combine reading and learning together for the kids! You can easily read these books to them while they’re crafting or have them read them on their own.
I love being able to have so many books in our house so that when we need a bit of downtime for the kids, they can easily pick up a book and start reading. It’s really as simple as that.
Some Valentine’s day books that we are reading:
- Clifford’s First Valentine’s Day
- The Biggest Valentine Ever
- Happy Valentine’s Day, Curious George
- Snowy Valentine