Heart Fun With Little Ones

In our house, Valentines Day has always been known as “I love you heart shape day”, named by Leon when he was just 2 1/2 years old. It was the first Valentines Day we celebrated with Leon, and I remember that time well – at 8 months pregnant with Maya, living in London, Leon and I took the bus on our search for’ ‘red things’ as gifts. I remember his enthusiasm for this ‘activity’, pointing out the heart shapes and red items in the shop windows – and filling the days before with pink, red and white painting and collage.

Those celebrations are so special with little ones – their enthusiasm for such days and activities is infectious – and I want to give Alfie the same memories of these times as I gave to Leon and Maya when they were little…

Activity 1

Red, pink and purple play dough in different shades of colour…

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Heart shaped cookie cutters of different sizes…

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Pink mini cupcake papers and pink and red straw ‘candles’…

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Activity 2

An empty heart shaped chocolate box, filled with cut out paper heart shapes…

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An assortment of different heart shaped beads…

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Sort them by colour or material, count them, or just see what your child comes up with…

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Activity 3

Fill a tub with rice and heart shaped sequins…

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Perhaps dye some rice red and purple with food colouring..

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Add a see through bottle and a funnel…

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And don’t forget the pots for collecting…

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Have fun with your little ones on Valentines Day!


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