The Creative Preschooler team (that I am privileged to be in) is at it again and this week we have Valentine’s Day themed activities to share with you. Our contribution to this week is a fun pre-writing exercise that helps develop fine motor skills (cutting, lacing, and pre-writing), while helping children think about the things they love. My daughter and I had a ton of fun sitting down together and chatting about all her likes and dislikes. I think it’s important for children to understand what they do and don’t like and be able to talk about it (language skills), this way they can better express themselves in real life situations (and hopefully avoid tantrums-yeah!).
“The Things I Love” Heart Activity
I had my daughter share her Things I Love Heart with her dad when he got home. This was a perfect way for her to practice “reading” without it feeling like practice, she was simply sharing her interests with him.
Directions: Lacing The Heart Pocket
1. Trace a large heart on the craft paper and have child cut them out. Make sure they match because the hearts are going to be laced together. (Use the first heart as a pattern to draw the second heart or cut out the two hearts together)
Directions: Pre-Writing Activity
1. Have the child look through the magazine and find pictures to represent things they love. Have them cut out the picture and glue it to an index card.
3. Extra: Show the child the picture on the card then flip to the other side with the word and have them read the word to you.
More Valentine’s Activities for Preschoolers
Fine Motor Activities for Valentine’s Day by Artsy Momma
Number Heart Lacing Activity by I Heart Crafty Things
Easy Kid made Chocolate Valentines Gift by Pink Stripey Socks
Easy Process Art Valentines by Handmade Kids Art
Love, Katie & the Kiddos