Valentine’s Day is tomorrow! We decided to celebrate a little bit today. Sensory play was on the agenda. Valentine’s Sensory play is so much fun for everyone. Kids crave using their senses. It is nothing new to this family. Textures, smells, sounds, and tastes are all very interesting to children. Their health is improved mentally, physically, and emotionally when parents are involved in sensory activities with them.
Pinterest is my go to for anything these days. They have so many cool ideas to share with our family. I just search for something I want to do or learn about and instantly get thousands of ideas to pin. It’s days like this that warm my heart and soul. Angelica loved playing with everything I put together for her. Here is a list of items you will need to do the same.
Project 1 – Sensory Bin
- Large container – I chose a heart – shaped one I found at Wal-mart.
- Shaped confetti or cake sprinkles – I chose Valentine’s shapes like hearts, Roses, cupcakes, ect.
- Pom Poms – I found red, white, and pink ones at the dollar store.
- Candies that go with the theme
- Some sort of filler such as rice, beans, sand, sugar, or shredded paper, ect.
**Raw beans are poisonous so be sure to closely monitor your child if using them**
Mix the ingredients together in the container and let you child find the hidden treasures inside. I even grabbed a muffin tin and we separated them as we found each one. She had a blast and I got a big kiss on my cheek as a thank you. Win. Win.
Project 2 – Sensory Bag
- Ziplock bag
- All ingredients in project 1 except container
- Decorative (or not) Duct tape
Put the ingredients you wish into the ziplock bag and seal with the Duct tape. Voila ! That simple! Your child will think you are the best person in the world for doing these. Try it and let me know how it goes. Leave your comments below! Thanks and have a happy Valentine’s Day!
Twinkle on Stars