Fine motor skills and Valentine’s Day unite: This heart stickers activity is PERFECTION.
You know me: I love a good dot sticker moment so obviously I teed it up for Valentine’s Day with this heart stickers activity for my toddler.
It was EXACTLY right for him.
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What is a good Valentine’s day activity for toddlers?
A good Valentine’s Day activity is one that is:
- Easy to set up
- Holds little attention spans
- Uses minimal supplies
- Uses supplies you already own
This heart sticker activity checks off every box I’m looking for in an easy toddler activity. It’s a no-brainer to set this up!
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How easy is this heart stickers activity to set up?
Um…almost too easy. Is that even a thing?! But seriously, this one is just so simple to make!
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All of these supplies are ones that I always have on hand. You don’t need a lot of supplies to make a great toddler activity, but you do need a few “right” supplies.
Here’s how I made this Valentine’s day activity:
I rolled out my butcher paper and drew four hearts on the paper.
To make this is a sorting activity as well, I made my four hearts the same color as my dot stickers: red, yellow, green and blue.
I grabbed a bunch of dot sticker sheets and started by peeling off the middle white section of the dot sticker page to make it 100x easier for my toddler to remove the stickers.
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The goal of the heart stickers activity: trace over the hearts
My toddler’s mission during this activity was two-fold: trace over the hearts with stickers AND sort the stickers by color.
This activity has so much benefit for younger learners:
- Fine motor skills
- Hand-eye coordination
- Visual discrimination
- Working to meet a goal
Plus, it’s just a fun way to have a good time for Valentine’s Day!
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Toddler Valentine’s Day activities do not need to be complicated!
This activity sets up in a few minutes and can stay up on your wall for days.
Don’t be discouraged if your toddler only works at it for a few minutes. Toddlers have fast attention spans but they bounce back and forth between toys and activities.
Let this up for your child to bounce back to – it’s important that they have independent play options that they can choose to do for themselves.
Heart stickers activity is great year-round!
You don’t need to limit this activity to just Valentine’s Day – this one is YEAR-ROUND! Kids love using stickers – we can make the most of them.
When will you try this heart stickers activity with your toddler?