It’s time for another creative learning theme with our preschool buddies! This week’s collaboration is all about Valentine’s Day. Our buddies are sharing ideas for prewriting, process art, lacing, and a kid-made gift. We would love for you to check them out! Please see the end of the post for the links. We are sharing fine motor activities for Valentine’s Day based on things my daughter likes.
Fine Motor Activities for Valentine’s Day
How to make the Magical Heart Wands:
I found a pack of styrofoam hearts on a stick at Dollar Tree and thought they would make cute fairy wands. My daughter loves wands, but somehow manages to break them all. Since these were only a dollar for a handful of them, I figured it would make a fun, cheap activity for her to design her own.
We have a ton of beads and the wand sticks were small enough to easily fit through pony beads. Little Sister followed a colored pattern to make her heart wand. At the end, we wrapped a sparkly pipe cleaner with a bow-shaped bead to secure the beads from sliding off.
Now she has a fun way to go around spreading love!
One of the sticks was broken so I made a heart pendant necklace for her to wear while playing with the wand. First, I pulled the stick off and then poked it through the hole to the other side. Then I wrapped a pipe cleaner around the heart and threaded black braiding cord in between the heart and the pipe cleaner two times. After tying a knot, Little Sister helped string a bead through it. To make it a necklace, just cut it long enough to fit over the child’s head and tie it closed.
The white pony and star beads, fuzzy sticks, and braiding cord were sent free to us from CraftProjectIdeas.com. They can be purchased in the craft aisle at Walmart.
Fine Motor Valentine’s Bracelet Activity
Next, I gave her pipe cleaners to make a bracelet using a color pattern again. When she was done, I shoved the pipe cleaner ends through the beads to hide it as well as securing it so the beads wouldn’t fly off.
She also made a bracelet for a Valentine to give to another little girl. We have a red plastic heart that she has been using to trace. We traced the heart on to pink construction paper, then I cut it out and wrote ‘Have a colorful Valentine’s Day.’
Creative Preschool Themes
This Fine Motor Activities for Valentine’s Day post is part of a collaborative preschool hop. Stop by our friends to see what they did for Valentine’s Day!
- I Heart Crafty Things – Number Heart Lacing Activity
- A Little Pinch of Perfect –Valentine’s Pre-writing Activity
- Pink Stripey Socks –Kid-made Valentine’s Chocolate Gift
- Handmade Kids Art –Preschool Process Art Valentines