Find a collection of fun and highly engaging activities for kids that use all 5 of the senses! We’ve got a great sound guessing game, fun heart art, tasty treats, and more!
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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
To make this Valentine’s Rice Sensory Bin, you will need to colour some rice red by spraying it liberally with vinegar and then mixing in some red food colouring.
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
To make this luxuriously scented playdough, use my favourite homemade dough recipe which you can print from our Free Printables page, and simply add a few drops of Rose Absolute 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
Make some toast. Cut out fun heart shapes with cookie cutters. Apply seedless raspberry jam. Trust me – your kids will LOVE these!
Valentine’s Sight Activities
Easy Heart Printing Valentines
Can’t get easier than this to make adorable heart printed artwork. Form a paper roll into a heart shape, then show your child how to dab it into paint.
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
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!
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 my 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 friends for other great projects:
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