Today while the boys were napping I set up a super fun Heart Hunt to get into the spirit of Valentine’s Day! When Little J woke up he asked me why there were “heart stickers” all over the kitchen? Which was pretty cute! He couldn’t wait to get our game started!
Valentine’s Day Activity for Kids – The Heart Hunt
To set this up, all I did was use scissors to cut out a ton of hearts (both big and little!) from colored construction paper. Then, using clear tape, I put the hearts all over the kitchen and living room. Even on their Step 2 play kitchen, which the boys thought was funny, since the hearts were inside of their oven and fridge, too!
I gave each kid a cute little bucket to collect the hearts. I said “ready, set, go!” and they were off to collect. To be honest, I was really surprised how into it Baby L was! They both had a great time running around the house collecting hearts.
This activity is perfect to help toddlers reinforce learning their colors. It also is great for having them find a specific object in a room…and actually gets the kids up and moving! All around a wonderful sensory activity!
For older kids, it would be so sweet to leave little love notes on each heart (and of course, hide the hearts out of plain sight). You can even assign each child a specific color that they have to find. This would also be fun to do as a family on Valentine’s Day! Be sure to read 5 Ways to Create a Memorable Valentine’s Day for Your Family for other great ideas, too!
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