Toddlers are busy busy creatures. It seems every time I turn around my little toddler is into something new. This is great for developing her independence and for her creativity… however, not so great on my patience. This week we have been keeping busy with some quick toddler activities for Valentine’s Day. My toddler absolutely loved sorting conversation hearts while we had them out for our density jar experiment.
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Cuteness trigger alert… haha. Okay, I might be a bit bias but really, I think the pictures in this post of my toddler are just too stinking cute. Okay… back to the activity now…
Sorting Converstation Hearts | A Simple Toddler Valentine’s Activity
Materials Needed for Sorting Conversation Hearts
Conversation Hearts (You can use erasers like these if you don’t want real candy)
Tray (we love our simple heart tray)
Individual Sorting Bowls (we used these silicone molds)
Simple Toddler Valentine’s Day Activity
This activity is pretty straight forward and loads of fun. Start with a large tray of conversation hearts and individual dishes surrounding it as an invitation for your toddler to sort the conversation hearts.
If your toddler is just learning colors, they might need you to help by asking them to match the colors that you find or the color of the molds.
This is such a great activity for little fingers to work on classification, sorting, and fine motor skills.
Also, for my toddler who doesn’t like to work with anything messy, this is a great introduction to tactile sensory play.
Of course, she did sneak a few candies in there. If you are strict about having no candy for your toddler, you might love one of these 45 non-candy sensory friendly favors. Any of these would be fabulous for sorting with small fingers.
Oh… and the shameless cute toddler image.. you ready?
How am I supposed to say “No” to that cute little face?
Do you have a favorite toddler activity? Maybe you have a favorite simple activity for Valentine’s Day? I would love to hear about it!
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