Valentine’s Day is fast approaching so I thought I would share a super easy craft activity that can be adapted for any age. If Valentine’s Day isn’t your thing, keep reading anyway! This craft can easily be changed as a gratitude activity or as a gift for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or a family member.
What you will need:
Paper, scissors, textas and glue.
How to make:
Cut out hearts and ask your child what they love. Write “I love…. (their answer)” on each heart. Glue them all to another piece of paper when finished.
Other things to consider:
Red, pink and purple paper would certainly show the Valentine’s Day theme however I chose to use paper that my child had already drawn on. It was a perfect opportunity to reuse resources and reduce waste.
My child is almost three so this activity was done by me in regards to cutting the hearts out, asking him questions to prompt the answers and then writing them down. He was able to easily give me answers to my questions and was able to glue the hearts on to the paper by himself.
Older children will be able to think of the answers themselves as well as cut out the hearts. Pre-school kids may be able to cut along a drawn heart shape while school kids should be able to draw the hearts and cut them out all by themselves. Once they are able they can write their own answers.
Questions I asked my child were : who do you love, what toys do you love, what do you love doing at childcare and what food do you love?
If you want to use this for another occasion just change the questions! What do you love about Mummy? What are you grateful for? It is very adaptable for the occasion and the age of the child.
I think I will repeat this activity each year and see how the answers change as he grows.
Let me know if you give this a try and tell me what other craft activities you like to do for Valentine’s Day in the comments.