Creative Fun – Hearts Bunting
Sometimes it’s the simple things that are best for play dates – especially with a mix of ages. Recently, we set up a simple Creation Station for a Valentines playdate, and the children got creative with the materials provided. We then turned their creations into a cute Hearts Bunting decoration.
Materials needed for the Valentines Playdate Creation Station
Card in various shades of Pink and Red
Valentines Playdate Creative fun
For our simple Creation Station for the 3 children at the playdate, I cut up a selection of hearts for them to decorate.
Using Dot Markers instead of normal paint, kept mess to a minimum, and with children of various ages at the creation station, they were able to use their own skills, decorating the hearts in the way that they wanted. Because we had very young children (under 2’s) we avoided putting out the scissors but with an older play date that would be great.
Once the children had decorated the hearts (and it really doesn’t matter if they do both sides – yes J is one of those children) We then hole-punched the corners and used some sparkly ribbon (left over from Christmas wrapping) to string the hearts together into a bunting that we could decorate our room with.
Valentines Play Date Inspiration
Would you like more inspiration for a Valentines Playdate – I did a Hangout on Air recently with Krissy from B-Inspired Mama and Gina from Connecting Family and Seoul with an idea for a simple snack to make and eat (going to try this next week), and some learning fun you can watch the video below enjoy
Are you planning a Valentines themed playdate for your kids what have you got planned?
Check out some of our other simple Valentines Ideas for Playdates and young children.
Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, teacher, mum, and home educator from the UK. She loves getting creative, whether it is with simple and easy crafts and ideas, activities to make learning fun, or delicious recipes that you and your kids can cook together you'll find them all shared here on Rainy Day Mum.