Get ready for a whole lot of pink. hehe!!
I can't help it pink is my favorite color and when it is getting close to Valentine's Day, I get a little pink crazy. I hope you like pink, and I hope you enjoy our Toddler Valentines activities.
These peg dolls I made for her for color recognition and play. For the next couple of weeks as you can probably tell, we are working on Pink and Red.
The story stones I thought would be fun, since they are very simple. Most contain a picture she can look at or one word, what I do (since she isn't really talking yet) is we look at a stone and I tell her a short story (a few sentences) that has to do with the picture she is holding. If you have an older child that is talking then they can tell you a story about their rock. It is so much fun and really helps the child to use their imagination. If you would like to make your own story stones head over to My Little Bookcase for the easy directions and check out her amazing blog.
Bells loved her heart shaped play dough, I used my homemade recipe and added a little raspberry extract for smell. The perfect Valentine touch, I thought. In the end all of the hearts were balled up, but that's okay, this was just for her to get those finger muscles working.
Of course for pink week I had to put Bells in pink princess clothes. I can't help myself ;)
Don't forget to let your children stop and smell the flowers. Life should not be rushed through, we could all learn from the children by taking time to enjoy the things around us.
Be sure to come back for part 2. It ended with a big surprise to momma.