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10 Montessori activities children can do on Valentines Day

valentines day for montessori children

Montessori activities focus on hands-on, experiential learning that encourages independence and creativity. Here are 10 Montessori-inspired activities that children can enjoy on Valentine’s Day:

Heart collage: Provide children with coloured paper hearts and encourage them to create a collage. This activity helps develop fine motor skills and allows for creative expression.

Valentine’s Day sensorial bin: Fill a bin with themed sensory items like heart-shaped beads, silk petals or small toys. Children can explore the textures, colours and shapes while refining their sensory perceptions.

Nature walk and heart hunt: Take a nature walk and encourage children to find heart-shaped leaves, rocks or other natural items. This activity combines outdoor exploration with the development of observation skills.

Valentine’s Day baking: Involve children in the baking process to create heart-shaped cookies or cupcakes. This activity promotes practical life skills, measurement and teamwork.

Fine motor practice with threading: Provide children with heart-shaped cutouts and a hole punch. Allow them to punch holes around the edges and then practice threading yarn through the holes, enhancing fine motor skills.

Valentine’s Day card making: Set up a card-making station with various art supplies. Children can use their creativity to make personalised Valentine’s Day cards for friends or family, promoting self-expression and language skills.

Setting the Table: Teach children how to set a table for a Valentine’s Day meal. This practical life activity enhances fine motor skills, spatial awareness and responsibility.

Counting and sorting candy hearts: Use heart-shaped (or red/pink coloured) sweets for counting and sorting activities. Children can group the sweets by colour or size, reinforcing mathematics skills in a fun and engaging way.

Valentine’s Day story time: Read books about love and friendship. Afterward, encourage discussions about the themes in the stories, promoting language development and comprehension.

Planting seeds of love: Engage children in planting seeds or small plants in heart-shaped pots. This activity fosters a connection with nature, responsibility and an understanding of the growth process.