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This was a simple little Valentine sensory bin I put together last year to help my kids work on fine motor skills, color recognition, and one-to-one correspondence. I actually designed it with my daughter in mind, but my son was more than eager to have a turn with it as well. 🙂
Note: For more Valentine activities, see my Valentine Activities for Kids page.
The bin itself was really simple. I had a package of heart erasers in three different colors. I buried the hearts in a bin of plain, dried rice. I added a printable (you know I love printables!) with five hearts in colors matching those in the bin. I added a pair of kid-friendly tweezers for a fine motor component, and voila! I created a Find the Hearts Valentine sensory bin!
My son dug right in, using the tweezers to locate and pick up the hearts.
He then placed the hearts from the bin onto the matching colored hearts on his printable.
Then back to the bin to find another heart.
He continued working until he had placed all 15 hearts onto his printable sheet.
Simple, fun, full of learning, and great for Valentine’s Day.
Note: Because everyone will be working with different colored hearts, I did not create a printable for this activity to share with my readers. However, you can easily make a printable to match the hearts you have using crayons or markers!
More Valentine’s Day learning resources
More Valentine posts from Gift of Curiosity:
- Valentine Montessori activities
- Valentine sensory bin
- Heart suncatcher
- Marbleized hearts
- Find the hearts Valentine’s sensory bin
- Books about Valentine’s Day
- Valentine’s Printables Pack
- Valentine Bingo
- Valentine I Spy game
- Valentine Do-a-Dot Printables