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9 Valentine’s Day inspired activities to try out with your little one this weekend

Updated: Jul 19, 2022

Valentine’s Day is almost here and whether you’re head over heels for the holiday or not too bothered, it’s a great opportunity for fun themed activities to help your little one learn and develop their skills (click here for our early year's development blog).

So, let’s dive straight in! Here are 9 top Valentine’s Day activities to try out with your little one this weekend:

Fizzy Heart Eruptions Science Activity

Science is awesome! Teaching your little one about science and creating experiments like this at home is a great way to get them excited about learning more.

This simple activity requires a tray and small containers (you can even use cookie cutters), Alka Seltzer tablets (or baking soda and vinegar) and water.

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Candy Heart Salt Dough

This awesome sensory activity can be interpreted in loads of different ways! All you need is flour, salt, and water.

You can then go ahead and add Valentine’s themed items like flower petals, love heart candy etc. and let your little one play.

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Homemade Valentines Playdough

Playdough is an amazing early years activity, with so many different uses and ways to play and learn.

But the branded stuff can get quite expensive and is pretty awful for the environment. Why not make your own (and you can make it Valentine’s Day themed)!

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Rainbow Heart Suncatchers

Crafters of all ages love this fun activity! Create beautiful suncatchers that you can hang up for decoration in a few easy steps.

This one requires a few more crafting materials so be sure to check out the guide below.

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DIY Heart Stamp Art

Here at The Butterfly Patch, we’re big believers in most items you can buy, you can DIY! That includes making your own stamps.

Whether it’s hearts, dinosaurs, or anything else you can create your own using some cardboard, clothes pegs and glue.

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Valentines Heart Bouquet Craft

Your child can now create their own heart bouquet using a few crafting supplies you probably already have laying around.

A great way to learn more about Valentine’s Day and practice fine motor skills.

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Sensory Play: Valentine's Day Soup

We love sensory play! There are so many opportunities with messy activities like this. You can click here to find out more about the importance of sensory play.

The best thing about it is that it’s an activity you can improvise with items you have hanging around the home.

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Pom Pom Scoop and Transfer

Your little one can practice their fine motor skills with this easy to set up scoop and transfer activity. All you need is a tray, spoon and pom poms!

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Oil And Water Sensory Tray

We’re finishing this guide off with another sensory/science activity. This one can get a bit messy so consider laying down a few towels or old bedsheets!

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