Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Toddler Ideas Tuesday: January 20, 2015- Simple Homemade Valentines for Toddlers

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. 

As unbelievable as this might sound, Valentine's Day is only 3 1/2 weeks away! Less than a month! For the next few weeks, I decided I will be sharing some of the fun things we have done for Valentine's Day in the past. This week I would like to share a couple of cute handmade valentines that are simple enough for even toddlers to make.

We made these Heart-Shaped Valentine Pouches for daddy several years ago.

I cut two hearts out of the construction paper for each girl (they chose their color). Then I punched holes around the sides. The girls colored their hearts and then laced them together.

After they were attached, they finished decorating them with glitter. We then put some candy in each pouch for daddy.

A year earlier, we had made these simple Tissue Paper Valentines:

I just cut construction paper into hearts, folded them in half, opened them back up and had them glue on crumpled up tissue paper. When they were dry I wrote:

"My heart isn't whole..." on the front half


"Without you daddy! on the inside.

Now onto:

Toddler Idea Tuesday Features

On my last Toddler Idea Tuesday post, there were 4 wonderful 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:

Shecki from Greatly Blessed shared Pre-K with Katie-January.

The following post had the most clicks:

Jennifer from Hint Mama shared her Turn Rattles Into Toddler Jewelry and More.

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.

This post is a part of:

A Round Up of Valentines Day Resources {Homeschool Link UP}


  1. Thanks for the feature and I hadn't thought about making Valentine's this year since my kids are just 2 years old and 2 months old, but great idea to make them for Daddy. We'll be doing that now:)

  2. I love tissue paper crafts! Thank you for the ideas - Happy Valentine's Day!


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