Sunshine needed some extra activities to keep her busy on Valentine's Day, so she wouldn't be too anxious about the holiday. I wanted to be sure to design activities she could do on her own, without assistance, in case adults were needed elsewhere at any point during the day. These Valentine's Day Practical Life and Sensorial Activities for Tots and Preschool were such a hit!
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Here's what kept her busy!
Heart (and Flower) Fine Motor Activitycolander provided. She had so much fun with it we added white silk roses to the activity.
Source: More details about this activity can be found on Living Montessori Now.
Pom Pom Tong Transfer
Sunshine used the tongs provided to transfer the large pom poms in the Valentine's Day containers. This was a bit challenging for her, but once she got the hang of it she did fine.
Heart and Jewel Spoon Transfer
Sunshine practiced transfering plastic jewels and hearts from one heart-shaped bowl to the other using the spoon provided. I loved how this activity helped improve her concentration and fine motor skills at the same time.
Concentrated Jewel Tong Transfer
Sunshine used the tongs provided (different from the ones used in the activity above) to carefully transfer one bead at a time to an individual opening in the heart mold provided.
Valentine's Day Sensory Bin
Sunshine loved this sensory bin. She enjoyed placing hearts and other objects in the bags provided. Sensory bin contents included:
- Felt hearts of various sizes and colors
- Red and white rose petals
- Red and pink heart containers
- Red and pink fabric bags
- White lace
- Padded fabric hearts
Valentine's Day Invitation to Play
All of the kiddoes enjoyed our Valentine's Day Invitation to Play. The kiddos played with it's contents for hours.
The Invitation to Play included:
- Plastic hearts
- Colored popsicle sticks
- Heart cookie cutters
- Valentine's Day stamps
- Safari Ltd. Flowers Toob
The kiddos had a fabulous Valentine's Day. These activities helped Sunshine function so much better as they kept her hands busy and her mind occupied.
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