One of our monthly themes for this month is Valentine’s Day. Here are some activities to celebrate Valentine’s Day, these are great activities that can be incorporated into daily routines to explore various themes with children.
1. Candy Conversation Heart Experiments
Our out of school care children and daycare children love science experiments. One of our favorite activities in February is this one. They huddle around the bottles and see and predict what will happen to the candies in each bottle.
2. Fingerprint Hearts
The result of art always amazes young children. They love to see the heart pop out. Providing different colors and sometimes materials to paint give them excitement and wonder about the result of the art.
3. Cupid’s Arrow Toss
All age groups of children enjoy this activity. We often have background music to pump up space. We can also bring stations of activities where it can be a festival of Valentine’s day!
4. Valentine’s Name Puzzles
This is great learning alphabets and names activities. They can decorate the heart shape and write their name. Also, cutting can be done by children as well. It has so many developmental factors within this activity and fun and celebration.
5. Valentine’s Beading/Jewelry Making
The out of school care group love jewelry making. Every Valentine’s day, we enjoy making keychains, necklaces, bookmarks, hairpins, and bracelets for our favorite people. They enjoy teaching others their way to make certain patterns or color combinations.