Set up a loose parts Valentine’s theme for your young child to explore textures, shapes, colors and develop creative and visual perceptions skills at the same time!
Today’s #simpleplay is all about loose parts. For me, that means anything small-ish that a child can freely play with, thus with not much structure.
I took out the heart-shaped tray and all kinds of heart-themed and Valentine’s day related items. Two of each because I wanted her to match the “friends”. Did you know that matching activities are great because it help develop visual perception skills? These skills are needed for reading, writing and maths too!
She also decorated the heart by making a face.
And created a beautiful butterfly using the loose parts.
We talked about the colors, sizes and shapes while she decorated.
Brother was also interested in this, but because of the small parts, I had to watch him carefully. Note: This activity is not intended for mouthing babies.
An easy-to-set-up loose parts Valentine’s day themed activity with many creative possibilities! Oh, and so fun too!