The Best Valentine Sensory Crafts for Preschoolers
The month of February is the perfect occasion to have some Valentine’s sensory crafts fun. Your preschooler will love this creative way to learn and play on Valentine’s Day.
1. Valentine Soap Foam Letter Search
This sensory actively makes for tons of bubbly fun. Add letters to foam, using food coloring to get just the right color red or pink. This activity is great for working on reading words or practicing letter recognition and sounds.
2. Valentine Sensory Bin with Frozen Hearts
This particular activity combines both the senses and memory skills of your preschooler. Using heart-shaped ice trays and tongs, your little will have so much fun with this sensory play.
3. Alphabet Discovery Bottle for Valentine’s Day
Another one of our favorite Valentine sensory crafts, the Alphabet Discovery bottle is sure to be a conversation starter. Using conversation hearts, a water bottle (Voss is recommended), and an edible food marker, this is an easy craft to do. Write the letters A-Z on 26 conversation hearts and use this activity as a way to combine sensory fun with word recognition.
4. Floating Heart Glitter Jars
This Floating Heart Glitter Jar craft is just too cute for words, but we will use a few to explain the how-to! Using Valentine-themed glitter, glitter glue, hot water, and a water bottle (again Voss is ideal), you’ll have a quick craft your little one will love.
5. Valentine Sensory Play: Frozen Oobleck
Is there anything more fun than Oobleck? The answer to that question is frozen Valentine’s day Oobleck! We love this V-day take on a crafting favorite. What we love most about Oobleck is how simple it is to make. This particular craft requires Cornstarch, Water, Liquid watercolors, Glitter, and Letter Tiles. Follow the directions in the link above and you’ll have hours of fun prepared for your little one.
6. Suspended Heart Discovery Bottle
The Suspended Heart Discovery bottle is another one of our favorite and simple Valentine’s sensory crafts. All you need to create this fun preschool activity is a water bottle, Valentine-themed erasers, and water. Your child will be mesmerized with how the erasers effortlessly float while they get to drop each eraser into the water, one by one.
7. Valentine’s Day Soup
While this is not the kind of soup one would eat, it is a fun combination of sensory and fun. All you need to create a Valentine’s Day Sensory soup for your child is a bin, water, food color, scooping utensils, and V-day shaped accessories like foam hearts.
8. Valentine Scented Sensory Bin
We love the idea of taking a traditional sensory bin and turning it into something delightfully scented and fun. This Valentine’s craft idea turns dried rice into icing scented wonder. After you’ve followed the steps to scent the rice, you’ll just need heart-shaped buttons and scooping items like cupcake trays or measuring cups. The rest is just pure joy in watching your child have fun.
9. Valentine Sensory Play Hearts
This Valentine sensory craft focuses on textures as a means for educational fun. For this activity, you’ll need construction paper hearts, non-toxic glue, and the textured V-day items of your choosing. Once you’ve cut out the hearts and added the glue, encourage your child to add as many items as they wish to the hearts. Once the craft has dried, they’ll be able to get a feel for what they’ve created.
10. Chocolate Foam Sensory Play
This is another sensory play that expertly combines the senses of smell and touch. What’s even better is how easy it is to make. All you need for this sensory activity is soap foam and cocoa powder. Once you’ve combined the ingredients together in a bin, your preschooler is free to play in this chocolatey mix of Vday fun.
11. Valentine Sensory Bottles with neon rice
The Neon Rice Valentine Sensory Bottle is a craft with two uses. A perfect sensory activity during the day, it can also serve as fun play for your little one at night. You’ll have to create your own neon rice using neon paint for this craft. Once you’ve done so, combine the rice with heart-shaped buttons in a bottle and glue the top on tight. Use a UV light to bring this Valentine’s day craft to life in what is sure to be a ton of fun for your preschooler.
12. Color Mixing Sensory Bottle
There are so many ways to create sensory fun with a water bottle and your child’s imagination. This color mixing craft combines mineral oil, water, and food coloring for an activity that is sure to spark creativity.
13. Frozen Hearts Valentines Activity
There is no shortage of fun to be had when glitter glue is involved. For this frozen heart-shaped craft, you’ll need heart-shaped cookie cutters, colored glitter glue, craft sticks, and parchment paper. Pour your glitter glue into the cookie cutters (they should be on the paper) and free them overnight. In the morning you’ll have a Valentine sensory craft that also doubles as a perfect arts and crafts activity.
14. Heart Sensory Matching
Our hearts are full of joy over this final choice on our Valentine sensory crafts list. For this heart matching activity, you will need heart-shaped balloons, a funnel, and textures of your choosing. Once you have filled two balloons each of different textures (i.e. playdough, rice, beans), the matching fun begins. Mixing the hearts up, it’ll be your preschoolers’ task to rematch the textures together. A Valentine’s day activity that is so much fun, we love to try our hand at it too!