Welcome back to another week of the Love to Learn Linky. There were so many fun Valentine’s SENSORY activities that linked up last week so I decided to round them all up and categorize them under the 5 senses!
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Why 5 Senses?
Kids learn and explore in different ways. Some kids love sensory activities where they get messy and get to touch and feel different textures, while others can’t stand those same activities.
Some kids learn better through a particular sense than others too – just like adults. By gathering activities for all 5 senses, we’ve got something sensory that will appeal to all kids!
Valentine’s Touch Activities
Valentine’s Sensory Discovery Bin – One Time Through
I added buckets and a cup to pour with, as well as heart cookie cutters, glass beads, pom poms and feathers.
Onetime, my 3 year old son, had a blast pouring and dumping with this bin last year, as well as hiding and finding the little objects!
Valentine’s Goop Science from Little Bins for Little Hands
Water Beads Bath from Best Toys for Toddlers
Nature Ice Suncatchers from Raising Wild Ones
Sparkly Red Valentine’s Day Slime from Best Toys for Toddlers
Valentine’s Rice Sensory Bin from Learning 2 Walk
Valentine’s Smell Activities
Rose Scented Playdough – One Time Through
To make this luxuriously scented playdough, use my favourite homemade dough recipe which you can find and print from our Free Printables page, and simply add a few drops of Rose Absolute, 5% oil blend while the dough is still warm.
You can make the playdough red or pink – Onetime chose pink this time.
Valentine’s Taste Activities
Valentine’s Day Toast – One Time Through
Valentine’s Sight Activities
Easy Heart Printing Valentines – One Time Through
Try different colours of paint and paper. Display your child’s masterpiece, or cut it up (with their permission of course!) and make some very special valentines!
Free Form Valentine’s Sculpture from Left Brain Craft Brain
Rainbow Heart Suncatchers from Fireflies and Mud Pies
Clay Heart Ornaments from Crafts On Sea
Simple Heart Resist Art from Mama.Pappa.Bubba
Valentine’s Stamp Art from Danya Banya
Valentine’s Sound Activities
Valentine’s Sound Matching Game – One Time Through
Pick up some of those Mini HeartShaped Containers and fill them with Valentine’s related objects (or not) that make noise when you shake the boxes.
Create matching pairs of heart sounds and see if your child can identify pairs. Note: if you’re going to use rice like we did – tape the boxes shut!
Fizzing Love Potion Valentine’s Chemistry – One Time Through
That’s it for this week! Hope you found some fun Valentine’s activities for the kids today – no matter what sense.
If you’re looking for other kids’ fun and educational Valentine’s Day activities, be sure to follow our Pinterest board: Follow One Time Through’s board Valentines Day with Kids on Pinterest.
To a lovely 5 Senses Valentine’s Day with your kiddos!
Please visit my fabulous linky co-hosts to see other features this week:
A Little Pinch of Perfect – 25 + Easy Heart Crafts for Toddlers and Kids
Left Brain Craft Brain – 25 Valentine Process Art Projects
Totschooling – Thawing a Frozen Heart: Sensory Science for Kids