Valentine's Paper Heart Activities
We've got some simple paper heart-based activities you can do with your child this Valentine's Day 💕
Make some heart shapes out of coloured paper and draw dotted lines from top to bottom in various shapes. Then challenge your child to cut as neatly as they can along those lines with some (child-friendly) scissors.
Great for fine-motor development!
Make some heart shapes out of coloured paper (or you could recycle your hearts from the Heart-breaker activity above). Write a number on the left side and the equivalent number of dots on the right side, then cut them all in half and mix them up! Challenge your child to match the dots back up with their corresponding numbers. This also works well with matching capital letters to their lowercase counterparts, ie. A with a.
Time to get creative! You will need:
- Coloured Paper
- Craft sticks (or something similar)
- Glue or tape
Take a square piece of paper and fold it 4 times (as shown below)
Cut an arch shape out of the top edge of your paper (as shown below). When you unfold the paper, you should end up with a lovely heart-edged flower shape!
Now get creative! Decorate your flower however you like - use paint, pens, glitter, collage. Maybe even take some smaller squares of paper in different colours to make more flowers and layer them over each other.
Then, glue or tape your flower to a craft stick and make some mini hearts for leaves (see the heart-breaker activity above for an easy way to cut out hearts).
Et voilà! Make a whole bunch of different flowers and arrange them in a vase to put on display over Valentine's Day!