What you need you to bring
A collection of hearts
Any toys with hearts on
Resources you will use
Heart shaped cookies. ( we will make dairy free ones)
Hearts sensory bin-
This is what is in ours: foam, felt, card, paper hearts. Pipe cleaner with beads/ Cheerios , heart shapes, wool, love heart sweets.
Sight: different sized and textured hearts
Hearing: use of musical instrument and singing about love and hearts
Taste: heart shaped food like biscuits , melon, cucumber, jam sandwiches
Touch: feel the different textured hearts and the shape of it
Smell: the smell of the different foods. A sensory bin with rice could be scented with a valentines smell like rose or chocolate.
Art/craft: paint with heart potato stamps or kitchen roll heart stamp. Make handprint/footprint hearts.
Messy play: paint with heart potato stamps or kitchen roll heart stamp. Make handprint/footprint hearts.
Role play: dress up in heart clothing or dress up as a heart ,
Explore & discover: the heart shape and different forms
Physical activity: actions to songs
Book club: stories about love and valentines day.
Follow up ideas- transform art into valentines cards