Valentine’s Day is coming up, and it is such an exciting time for little ones to play and with all things related to hearts,love, colors red and pink. Grab your child’s attention this month by preparing in advance fun Valentine’s Day busy bags which will keep them captivated, entertained and learning!
Valentine’s Day Busy Bags to Help Learn Math
Here you can find activities to assist your child with an early math concepts such as:
- counting to 5 and 10
- sorting by size
- number sequencing
Sort different sized hearts, as well as paint with clay and color sort with this fun sorting hearts busy bag.
Create a busy bag with these counting roses, and have fun learning to count.
Learn to count with this educational math Valentine’s busy bag.
Lego lovers will adore this Lego Valentine’s Day puzzle busy bag!
Have fun patterning with a printable patterning Valentine’s day busy bag.
Combine working on fine motor skills with threading and work on number sequening with heart lacing by number activity.
Print and make this educational learn-to-count and write numbers heart busy bag book.
Printables are always great to take out; try these counting heart cards!
Valentine’s Day Alphabet Busy Bags
Holidays are a perfect time of the year to sneak in some learning through play! We selected few alphabet activities to help them learn their letter and how to write their name.
Memory games are a lot of fun; make heart letter matching memory game with heart letters and play a matching memory game.
Heart alphabet clipping cards are an easy way for beginners to work on letter recognition.
Use heart shaped sticky notes to help your toddler learn their name.
Stickers are an amazing tools for fine motor practice, did you know? Use them to work on letter recognition on Valentine’s day!
Valentine’s Day Fine Motor Busy Bags
For toddlers and preschoolers, working on fine motor skills is a must if we want to get them prepared to be independent by the time they need to attend kindergarten and school. Here you will find a variety of fine motor activities with hearts to try out throughout February.
Heart gardens are fun to plant with this nature-lover’s garden activity busy bag.
Use loom bands for fine motor practice and create Loom Band Cross My Heart Activity.
Arrow hearts are a cute way to say I love you on Valentine’s Day!
Encourage kids to sort by color and design beautiful bead hearts with bead Valentine’s busy bag.
String art Valentine’s day cards are a fun activity kids can do to practice with their fingers!
Use threading to promote working on fine motor skills with hearts snake busy bag.
Foam heart lacing cards are super easy to make and lots of fun to play with!
Everything is more fun with crazy straws! Use them to sort hearts by color.
Other Fun Valentine’s Day Busy Bag Ideas
Mix and match people in a cute printable Valentine’s busy bag.
A beautiful art garden made from felt can be created with this colorful felt heart garden busy bag.
Tic-Tac-Toe is a win with little ones! Make heart themed tic-tac-toe busy bag and play!
Play I-Spy with this cute printable I-spy Valentine’s Day activity.
Slip a Book into a Valentine’s Day Busy Bag!
Here are few of our favorite books about love you can add to your toddler’s and preschooler’s reading list, slip into a busy bag and extend the playtime!
One of the best Valentine’s day books to pair up with crafting a Valentine’s day card. It explains in an easy and simple to understand way to toddlers and preschoolers what this holiday is all about. Not to wordy which is perfect since kids at this age have a short attention span. Slip it into a zip-lock bag along with a piece of cardstock and some heart shaped stickers for kids to make their own Valentines. Find the book here: United States | Canada | United Kingdom
How many do I love you? I love you more than 5 lovely llamas love licking lollipops! I love you more than 6 sleepy seals love snoozing in the sunshine! This counting book is like a valentine to your little one. As you practice counting up to 10, discover more loving messages and entertaining animals. Find the book here: United States | Canada | United Kingdom
What Else Can You Do with Your Toddlers around Valentine’s Day?
If your kids are anything like mine, they will love to play with sparkly red Valentine’s day slime! You can invite them to explore different textures with heart craft or print out and let them have fun with our free printable Valentine’s day pack! Enjoy the play!
OTHER BUSY BAG IDEAS FOR YOUR CHILDREN
- 7 Days of Busy Bags for Toddlers (any day)
- Easter Busy Bags
- Spring Busy Bags
- Christmas Busy Bags
- Winter Busy Bags