Valentine’s Day Activities for young children

Valentine’s Day Activities for your February shelf work!

Heart Sticker Activity

                                                Draw a heart on construction paper with dots.
Have the child place heart stickers purchased from the dollar store on each dot. This activity enhances fine motor skills and one to one correspondence.
Have the child place the heart stickers all around the heart and inside the heart.
Final result!

Heart Scooping Activity

Buy small rock hearts at the dollar tree and do a scooping activity. The child first scoops from the big bowl to the small bowl, then uses the spoon to spoon one heart at a time and places it in each ice cube tray space. This teaches one to one correspondence, a math skill needed for counting.

Sensorial Activity

Buy scratch and sniff valentine’s day cards from the dollar tree

Have the child smell the card and match the card to the card that smells the same. All cards smell different. This is a great sensorial activity to enhance the sense of smell.

Visual Discrimination

Buy Valentine’s Day Cards, these are robot valentine’s day cards from the dollar tree.
Have the child match the Valentine’s Day cards. This is good visual discrimination practice.

Sorting Hearts by Size

Purchase heart foam stickers of different sizes from dollar tree and have the child sort the heart: LARGE, MEDIUM, SMALL

Math Quantity Game

Buy a small Valentine’s Day mailbox for a dollar in target or use a small box and decorate it with red and use small foam heart stickers purchased at the dollar store to play a math quantity game. Use a die, I made this one out of a tissue box and used printer paper to cover it. Roll the die and get a number. Then put the correct number of hearts through the mailbox. Continue rolling the die and placing hearts in the mailbox until all the hearts are inside the mailbox!

Christmas/Winter Activity Pack

for Pre-K & Kindergarten!

 52 hands on activities for pre-k and kindergarten which include literacy, math, visual discrimination, arts & crafts, puzzles and writing prompts. This pack has activities geared toward morning work, math and literacy centers, independent busy work, and group work. Complete pack for Christmas and Winter! simply print and hand out or laminate and put in a center!

This pack includes learning:
– Math number quantity, number recognition, measuring and number order activities
– shape recognition cut and paste activities
– Visual discrimination Sizing activities
– Visual discrimination matching and finding objects activities
– Letter work- alphabet recognition, lower and upper case matching, alphabet order activities
– Sight word matching activities and sight word reading, writing and pasting activities
– Cut and paste beginning sound activities
– Look and spell activities
– Patterning activities
-Arts & crafts- build a snowman, build a Christmas tree, label a snowman, read and color, color by number
-Writing prompts about Christmas and winter
-Puzzles- number order and word building
-CVC word and picture match

Download Christmas/Winter Activity Pack for free!

Below are some examples of the activities included, plus much much more!!!

Free Thanksgiving Activity Pack for toddlers through Kinder

Download the Free Thanksgiving Activity Pack click here

What is Included:
– Lower case and Upper case vowel practice
-Beginning Sound practice
-number recognition activity
-number quantity activity
-counting practice
-Shape recognition
-Sorting foods and people
-Sorting different thanksgiving pictures
-visual discrimination- which one is different?
-Matching similar objects
-Size sorting
-Number Order Puzzle
-Look and spell with included letter tiles

This activity the child sorts the people and the foods in the correct category. They can cut out the people and foods and glue into the squares or if the activity is laminated just use those pieces and place them in the squares

This activity is to spell the words shown and practice letter recognition and spelling. The letter tiles are included the child can cut it out and glue to the picture or if the activity is laminated just place the letters in the correct square.

The child looks for which one is different, this is good visual discrimination practice

The child matches lower case letters and upper case letters. The child cuts out the letters and puts them together or if the activity is laminated the child takes the pieces and places them on the laminated mat

The child sorts the pies by size, the pies need to be cut out and placed in the correct category according to size. If its laminated the child simple places the laminated pieces in the correct spot.

The child counts and puts the correct number in the box. The number needs to be cut out and glued in the square or if its laminated then the child places the laminated piece in the square.

The child cuts out the puzzle and then puts it together according to number order. If its laminated then the child just puts the puzzle together as is.

The child places the picture that starts with each letter. The pictures are cut out and glued into each square. If activity is laminated the child just places the laminated pieces in the square

The child sorts all the pictures in the correct category. The pictures are cut out and glued in the squares. If its laminated then the child places the laminated pieces in the correct box.

The child matches the turkey feathers, by number or quantity. Difficulty level is chosen according to the child’s level.

The child matches the ears of corn

The child matches the shape of each food to the shape on the plate

The child completes the picture by finding the other side of the shape.

Put the beginning sound letter on top of each picture

Toddler Memory Activity

Memory work is very important to develop your child’s recall capabilities. Children are often presented with new information and given little time to make connections, understand the content and remember what they have been shown. Children who have good memory tend to do alot better in school, academics and daily life than children who have poor memory. This is because memory is the backbone for everything. Not necessarily because you understand something you will remember it in a test or in daily life. 
Understanding a subject matter is not enough, children should engage in memory activities that will lead to storage and retrieval of information from long term memory. Here is one memory activity you can try with toddlers 2 and up and even adults! Take picture cards, shuffle them and line them up by rows. You can start with a 6 cards then move up to 16. Start by turning one card over and then another to see if they match. If they do not match you turn them back over and try again. If they match you remove those cards from the stack and continue the game until all cards are matched. To download free picture cards for this game click here: download here

Paper plate colorful pumpkin activity!

Easy to make paper plate pumpkin art activity instructions:

                                     1) Get a paper plate and some orange paint

                                    2) Let the child paint the pumpkin, then air dry plate

                                    3) Once dry add the eyes and mouth. I cut out foam shapes for Jade which has adhesive tape on the back. You can cut out construction paper or foam and glue it as well.

                                   4) let the child add any final touches with markers or do-a-dot markers

                                                             The final product!!!!!