This year use some of these fun Valentine’s Day Sensory Bins & Activities as part of your holiday celebration to make hands-on learning fun! Adding a holiday theme to your learning can make it seem so much more exciting for kids of all ages, and these sensory activities are perfect for Valentine’s Day!
SENSORY VALENTINE ACTIVITIES
VALENTINE’S DAY SENSORY PLAY
No matter what time of year, sensory play is important! Help students explore their senses and learn with them with these fun Valentine’s Day sensory play activities!
There are lots of ideas below to use in your home or classroom, or to give you inspiration for your own Valentine themed sensory play!
WHY IS SENSORY PLAY IMPORTANT?
Sensory play is a great activity for all ages. Research has shown that sensory activities not only help relieve stress, but also make connections in the brain to give a solid base for future learning experiences.
VALENTINE’S DAY SENSORY BINS
Sensory Bins are such a fun way to engage children in exploring their senses from a very young age. Children as young as six months old can engage in age-appropriate sensory play with supervision.
Types of sensory bins you can use this Valentine’s Day:
- Traditional – Make sensory bins using common fillers and fun Valentine themed items for and easy, low-prep sensory activity.
- Water – Water themed sensory bins can be messy, but provide a unique learning experience that kids love! Make it Valentine themed by adding Valentine items, and dying the water pink, purple, or red with food-safe dye.
- Themed – Go all out and make your sensory bin completely Valentine themed for a fun holiday sensory activity for kids!
VALENTINES SENSORY ACTIVITIES
Sensory activities for Valentine’s Day can range from slime and oobleck creation and play, to sensory bins and everything in between! Valentine’s Day sensory play can be such a fun way to celebrate Valentine’s Day at home or in the classroom while kids learn at the same time!