Simple Valentines Day Activity for Toddlers a heart Mobile
Valentines Day is a perfect opportunity to talk to toddlers about Love and what it means to care for someone, to introduce the concepts of sharing and kindness, the symbol of a heart was one of the first shapes that both J and T learnt after "circle". Here's a simple Valentines Day Activity for toddler to do. Inspired by one of my early guest posts (a glitter hanging heart) from Faithful Mummy we've made a heart mobile to hang for Valentines Day
What you need for the Valentines Day heart mobile
Red and White Paint
Needle or something else with a sharp point
How you make the Heart Mobile
The first thing I did was cut out some very roughly drawn hearts of different sizes from thick card as J isn't able to use scissors yet and I thought it would be easier to cut out the hearts for him to decorate first than afterwards as I didn't know how he was going to decorate them. I then asked him how he wanted to decorate them - his decision was paint so after persuading him that green wasn't a good colour for a valentines heart mobile we settled on red and white.
True to current form the first thing he did was paint white and then red and it took a little while before he started to mix the colours. He did and then realised that he could make pink.
He then had to repaint all of his hearts again as he liked the pink colour more than his red and white effect that he had already done. J paints at our dining table so protect the surface we have covered it with vinyl fabric with crayons on - as you can see below he also frequently paints the table but as it's wipe clean it's perfect.
Once J had finished painting the hearts we hung them up to dry and then I finished off creating the mobile as it was a bit too complicated for J. I used 2 drinking straws one which I kept whole and the other I cut in half. With the long straw I pierced it in 3 places and then with each half did the same. I also made a small hole in the top of each heart. Then using a needle I threaded cotton through the string and the hearts trying to balance each of the straw ends so that they weren't too wonky.
If you have enjoyed our heart mobile project why not pop along to the other blogs in the Valentines Ideas Blog Hop and see what their children have been creating for Valentines Day this year
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