Holidays are a big celebration in our house. No matter how big or small the holiday, we find a way add festive touches to our everyday tasks. Whether it’s baking, creating or decorating.
Valentine’s is one of my favorites (besides Christmas) with the kids. I love all things red, pink and heart shaped. Over the next few weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day, I am trying to do one festive and fun thing a day with AG. I plan this during L’s afternoon naps, so that it’s special time with just the two of us. It’s a time she looks forward to all day, often asking “Is L going down for his nap yet?”
This week we’ve been busy creating Valentine’s art to hang in the playroom. When it comes to art activities with a three year old, the key is keeping it simple. Next week, the plan is a lot of baking. I’ll definitely be back to share what we’ve created with you!
Pom Pom painting is so simple. All you need is paint, a clothes pin and little pom poms. I usually use a variety of sizes and no more than three colors for each activity. The paint is poured on a plate and all you have to do is dip the pom pom in and push it down on the paper. The heart is made out of cardstock, so it’s nice and sturdy.
Straw painting is so much fun! I usually use watercolors but decided to use the rest of the paint from the pom poms for this activity. While I would probably water it down or go back to watercolors next time, AG had a lot of fun with it.
Button art is probably one of AG’s favorite things to create. It’s also one that keeps her busy for the longest time. Mom win! I put a bunch of dots of glue on the cardstock and all she does is put the buttons on it. Easy peasy!
In our playroom, I have books displayed under the art. I love changing the books with the holidays and seasons. I usually get both kids a new book for every holiday, which is how we grow the collection. Below you’ll find some of our favorite Valentine’s Day and I Love You books.
Pete the Cat Valentine’s Day is Cool / The Biggest Valentine Ever / The Fairy Princess- Valentines from the Heart / Llama Llama I love you / The Day it Rained Hearts / I Love You, Snugglesaurus / Love from The Very Hungry Caterpillar / The Biggest Kiss / My Fuzzy Valentine / Olivia and the perfect Valentine / Ollie’s Valentine’s / Fancy Nancy Heart to Heart / Valentine’s Cat / How Do Dinosaur’s Say I Love You / I love you through and through / How do I Love You? / Love You Forever / Guess How Much I Love You / Wherever You Are / Love You to the Moon and Back
If you’re looking for more Valentine’s books and activities, check out the Mommy School Valentine’s Unit.
Linking up here today as well!
Do you have any fun activities planned for your littles for Valentine’s Day?