Valentine's Day Activities for Preschoolers- Busy Box
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Valentine’s Day Activities for Preschoolers- Busy Box

Valentine's Day Activities for Preschoolers- Busy Box

Valentine’s Day is a fun holiday to celebrate. Hearts, Candy, Flowers oh my! All the girly shapes and colors are right up my preschooler’s alley. As a teacher and a mom, those repetitive skills we are teaching can be made more fun with a holiday twist. In this Valentine’s Day Activities for Preschoolers post, I will give you loads of good ideas for your next holiday busy box. Amazon shopping, printables, and DIY examples included.

Pre-Reading Activites

Print Motivation and Awareness

11 Valentine's Day Books to share with your kids

Books, Books, and More Books. I have actually created a whole post about our favorite Valentine’s Day Storys. Below are some awesome interactive Valentine’s Day board books to read with the youngest readers.

Valentine's Day Activities for Preschoolers- Busy Box Love Monster Finger Puppet Template

I chose my favorite book to create some finger puppets to play with while reading! Read the story a few times through with your kiddo and then give them the puppets and watch the magic happen. They will remember and read through the story with the puppets on their own. (Coming soon- You can buy some of these puppets already made and strait from me!) For now, you can download a free template in my busy box resource library- free!! Then you can make them on your own.

Letter Knowledge

Heart Letter Match. Cut out 26 hearts of matching size. Write the uppercase and matching lowercase letters on opposing sides of the heart and cut down the middle. Laminate and get matching!

Valentine's Day Activities for Preschoolers- Busy Box. Heart Puzzle Letter Match

Find the letter- create a heart-shaped magnified glass. (You can use a free template in my busy box library.) Have your kiddo spot letters with the heart around the house, in books they are reading or when they are playing the matching games. Bonus points if they find the letter and then write it down.

Valentine's Day Activities for Preschoolers- Busy Box
Find the letter/ word heart wand.

Pre- Writing Activities

Fine Motor

Puzzles-Check out this cute Valentine’s puzzle on Amazon you can order personalized with your kiddos name.

Don’t forget puzzles are easy to DIY with a printer and a laminator. The kids might even have fun helping you create them!

I also found this super cool bead string kit. This is excellent for fine motor practice.

Tracing Family Words- Get your kiddos to make some fun valentines for their family. You can write the message and have them trace all the words, some of the words, select letters or even just the heart. Free printable in my Busy Box Library!!! Family words included are Mom, Dad, Sister, Brother. They read, trace and then decorate!!

Valentine's Day Activities for Preschoolers- Busy Box
Family Word Valentines

Don’t forget the play dough time to get those fine motor skills working. Draw hearts and have the kiddos roll snakes to trace the heart shape. Practice the words small, medium and large as they create different sizes. Here is some gluten-free play dough you can get on amazon and here is a recipe to make some of your own at home.

Pre- Math Activities

Sorting, Patterns, and Making Sets

Gather fun Valentine objects into alike groups and patterns. Hearts, flowers, and candies can be sorted. Use real objects, paper cut-outs, stickers or stamps. Counting the objects and saying or writing the number is great practice making sets.

Valentine's Day Activities for Preschoolers- Busy Box
Math Number Sets and Patterns

There are some awesome things available at the Dollar Tree perfect for this activity! I used conversation heart stickers, heart doilies, fake roses, and Valentine’s Day stamps.

I hope you found some useful ideas for creating a Valentine’s Busy Box full of Activites for your preschooler. Don’t forget to fill their attention needs before hoping they will play independently with a busy box. Fun, loving, and playful attention is the most important part of getting them playing independently!

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