Fill, Touch, Learn and Play for Valentine's Day! Sensory Activity

Fill, touch, learn & play for Valentine's Day! - by @playtrays_for_days


If you love being an integral part of your little one's learning, and you love crafts yourself - this one is for you! That's because to create this craft, you'll need to harness your tracing, cutting and glueing skills to create some reusable shapes for your little one to explore. So let's go parents - get your craft on!


All you need?

Cardboard, scissors, glue, rice (preferably coloured pink and red for Valentine's day)


Tip: If you have a Little Fawn Box this is a great way to recycle your box


What to do? 

- Draw out the shapes/letters you want to use. @playtrays_for_days has used the word love and hearts for a festive Valentine's theme.

- Use the sides of the box to cut out/create 3D versions of the shapes/letters, then use the rest of the box to create the flat bottoms

- Glue the sides to the bottoms to create fillable 3D shapes and letters

- Colour rice (and add essential oil if you'd like to add a scent)


What kind of learning opportunities does this craft provide?

- Filling, scooping and pouring help develop fine-motor skills

- Math concepts (less/more)

- Coordination

- Shape recognition

- Gross motor skills

- Colour mixing

- Sensory exploration


Note: To extend this activity (dependent on age), provide your little one with safety scissors and allow them to cut cardboard with you, while you create the shapes and letters. They will love being such a key part of creating their own activity! You can also check out our other craft from @playtrays_for_days for more ways to use the letters you've worked so hard to create.

As with all of our activities, we recommend full supervision as coloured dry rice looks good enough to eat!



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