Teaching colors and shaped for Valentine’s Day

Toddler activities for Valentine’s Day naturally lends itself to reinforcing the color red, understanding that there are different shades of red and teaching the heart shape.

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Creating silhouettes for Valentines Day

Silhouettes are a very personal thing as no two are identical, so toddlers will love creating this unique card for their loved ones on Valentine’s Day.

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Choosing clothes for Valentines Day

For Valentines’ day, let your little one help you in picking out their clothes for today. See how many clothing items your child can find that are red or pink.

Make plans to spend time together.

For Valentine’s Day, make plans to spend time alone with your toddler doing something he/she enjoys.

Read a Valentine’s Story.

Lots of libraries will be doing Valentine’s day specials for Valentines.

Scrapbooking for Valentines

Valentine’s Day brings the traditional hearts and flowers. If you will be scrapbooking your Valentine’s Day, plan ahead, keep in the back of your mind all the scrapbooking possibilities that come with the gifts you receive.

Focusing on frugal activities for Valentine’s Day

Teach your children to enjoy Valentine’s Day by focusing on frugal activities instead of getting caught up in consumerism.

Activities such as baking instead of buying, and focusing on free entertainment can make the day fun and unique.

Making Valentine’s mailboxes

Instead of using the standard shoe box for your kids Valentine’s mailbox, decorate an empty cereal box instead. It fits better in their backpacks.

Valentine’s Day card tip

If your children will need Valentine’s Day cards for the entire class, pick them up at a dollar store.

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Hand print valentines craft

Make a hand print valentine by placing a red construction heart on top of a slightly larger pink construction paper heart.

Have your child dip their hands into a plate of white paint and put prints on the pink heart.

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Valentine’s clothing tip

For Valentine’s Day, let your little one help you in picking out their clothes for today. See how many clothing items your child can find that are red or pink.

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Read a Valentine’s Story

Lots of libraries will be doing Valentine’s day specials for kids today, and if not, you can always find a cute Valentine’s kid book at your local book store.

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Valentine’s breakfast treat

As a valentine’s breakfast treat, make your child’s breakfast pancakes or toast in heart shapes. Heart shaped cookie cutters are best for this, and can be found at your local dollar store.

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Valentine’s for babies

For babies valentines day, make Heart Shaped Pureed Teething Pops with heart shaped ice cube molds puree fruits like apples, pears, and peaches, in a blender.

Just pour the mixture into the molds and insert popsicle sticks.

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Random acts of kindness

Teach random acts of kindness, and encourage your kids to find three ways that they can be loving and caring on February 14.

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The Valentines kiss

Kids can participate in Valentines day with a simple ‘I Love You’ kiss. This can set an awesome mood for a Valentine’s Day.

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