Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Toddler Ideas Tuesday: January 27, 2015

Welcome back to Toddler Idea Tuesdays! I hope you will join with me again in sharing the fun activities, crafts, and lessons that you are doing with your young children. 

Okay, only 2 1/2 weeks until Valentines Day! I decided to spend these weeks leading up to Valentines Day sharing some toddler-friendly Valentines Day ideas on Toddler Idea Tuesdays. Last week I shared a couple of simple Valentines toddlers can made. This week I am going to be sharing some fun crafts.

One of my favorite crafts for young children is a simple Heart Person. We have made these on more than one occasion. I just cut out different size hearts and have them use them for the body, head, eyes, nose, ears, feet and hands. As the children get older, they cut out their own big hearts (I still cut out the little ones).

Several years ago, we made Showers of Love decorations. We made some homemade finger-paint and the children finger-painted a heart and then made small fingerprint hearts. I then cut out the small hearts and attached them to strings, which were then attached to the big heart, sort of like heart shaped raindrops falling out of a heart shaped cloud.

A fun tradition we have, is to make Valentine's mailboxes out of cardboard and construction paper. We will put the children's Valentines in there on Valentine's Day morning, but I also have used them for leaving the children little notes. 

You can find instructions on how to make them here.

Now onto:

Toddler Idea Tuesday Features

On my last Toddler Idea Tuesday post, there were 5 wonderful Valentines posts linked up. I will be picking one randomly selected post to share, plus the top clicked-on post. 

This week's randomly selected post is:

Jen from The Mad House shared how to make a Fingerprint Heart Relief Canvas craft

The following post had the most clicks:

Christianity Cove shared "Love Butterflies" a really cut Valentines Day Craft.

I would love to have you join in this week! What sort of activities do you do with your toddlers and preschoolers? Do you have some favorite activities you would like to share? I invite you to link up below. I will be pinning posts on my Toddler Ideas board and I would love to feature some of the activities each week from what is linked up. Please know I may share a picture from your post and link back to it, along with sharing how we used your idea in our toddler time. By linking up you are giving me permission to use a picture from your post. I will ALWAYS give credit and link back. Additionally, if you choose to try out any of the ideas with your toddler, please make sure you give credit where credit is due.

Linky will be open through Sunday night, to give me time to check out all the posts and get the Features organized. Please take the time to visit some of the other wonderful posts linked up.


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