24 inspiring ideas for easy Valentine’s sensory play

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Valentine’s sensory play

If you’re looking for some fun Valentine’s sensory play to add to your sensory routine, I’ve got a round-up here of several great choices and one of my own.  From goop and guck to water, play time, crafts, activities, and things for the littlest littles, I’ve got 24 options sorted out for you here!

 

Valentine heart bags for Valentine’s Sensory Play

My Valentine heart bags are an easy and clean (halleluiah!) way to get some sensory play in.  Swishing around the hearts inside shaving cream provides both tactile and visual stimulation!  If you have anything coming up where you need to keep a little someone occupied, this may be a good item to make just ahead of time to bring with you!

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Looking for fun Valentine's sensory play ideas? I've taken some time to round up 24 great ideas, as well as one of my own. Mine is super easy and inexpensive to make as well! YAY!

Easy to assemble

I bought foam squares at dollar tree, and used shaving cream, food dye, Ziploc bags, and shipping tape already on-hand at home!  Have your kids help with cutting out hearts (great fine motor skills practice) or you can cut them yourself while you relax with your “must-see tv”… 😉

 Quick thing to note- The video shows what it will turn out like, and has a few extra tips for you!

 

Throw everything in, add some glitter if you have a glitter lover, and seal the edges with tape!  I sealed the sides and the top, just in case!  Adding in fuzzy pom-pom balls or rick-rack would add more fun texture as well, but I’d steer clear of beads of sequins as they may cause punctures in a Ziploc.

Red Rick Rack TrimRed Rick Rack TrimPompoms Assorted ColorsPompoms Assorted ColorsFoam Heart StickersFoam Heart Stickers

 

23 More sensory Activities:

Sensory goop and guck

Easy 2 Ingredient Frozen Sensory Dough from Natural Beach Living

Valentines Day Heart Slime from Little Bins for Little Hands

Valentine Heart Chocolate Play Dough from Pre-K Pages

3-Ingredient Sparkly Valentine Slime from Artsy Fartsy Mama

Water play

Water Bead Scooping into Heart Shaped Tray from The Kavanaugh Report

Valentine’s Day Water Play from Pink Oatmeal

Play-time

Excavating Hearts Construction Play from Munchkins and Moms

Valentine’s Day Invitation to Play from Emma Owl

Valentine’s Day Sensory Tub from Mrs. Jones Creation Station

Foam Heart StickersFoam Heart StickersRed Pencil PouchRed Pencil PouchAssorted HeartsAssorted Hearts

 

DIY Seek and Find Bag for Valentine’s Day from There’s Just One Mommy

Valentine’s Heart Sticky Wall from Gift of Curiosity

Crafts & activities

Tie Dye Coffee Filter Valentine Hearts from Meaningful Mama

Valentine Themed Foam Button Snake from School Time Snippets

Heart Glitter Jars from Fun a Day

Valentine’s Love Potion Activity from Mommy’s Bundle

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Valentines Sensory Snow Globe from In the Playroom

Decorating Cherry Play Clay Hearts from Buggy and Buddy

Squishy Sensory Valentine’s Card from B-Inspired Mama

fun for littles

Valentine’s Sensory Tub for Toddlers from The Imagination Tree

Preschool Valentines Sensory Bin with Frozen Hearts from Teaching 2 and 3-Year-Olds

Bulk Toys Party Favors for Kids - 100 Pc Valentines Day Toy Assortment for Goodie Bags Party Bags and Pinata PrizesBulk Toys Party Favors for Kids – 100 Pc Valentines Day Toy Assortment for Goodie Bags Party Bags and Pinata PrizesHomz Plastic Storage Bins, Snap Lock White Lids, 6 Quart, Clear, Stackable, 10-PackHomz Plastic Storage Bins, Snap Lock White Lids, 6 Quart, Clear, Stackable, 10-Pack24 Pack Water Gel Beads Pearls for Wedding Centerpiece, Vase Filler, Party Decoration, Plants, Sensory Toys. (Red)24 Pack Water Gel Beads Pearls for Wedding Centerpiece, Vase Filler, Party Decoration, Plants, Sensory Toys. (Red)

 

Magnetic Hearts Busy Bag from Adventures and Play

Scented Sugar Writing Tray from The Preschool Toolbox

Find the Hearts Valentine Sensory Bin from Gift of Curiosity

Have Fun! -Jill

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Valentine craft: a ziploc bag filled with pink cream and pink and red foam hearts against a wood background. Text overlay: Sensory Fun! Valentine's Day Sensory Play Heart Bag

 

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Jill is a Christian, homeschooler, "boy mom", and special needs parent. Jill has ADHD and has learned firsthand how adapting environments can be key to finding success! Her current mission is to empower parents whose desire is to homeschool their special needs children and helping them squash their self-doubt!

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