Here’s one of our favorite valentine-themed activities for toddlers! Not only did my toddler have lots of fun with this heart activity, but he also had the opportunity to practice fine motor skills too.
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We are having so much fun with our heart shaped pasta! Who knew we’d get so many uses from it. I had put some in our valentine sensory box along with some little straws, and Theo had been having a blast putting the straws through the pasta. So why not make him his own little fine motor skill practice using the same materials! (This post contains affiliate links.)
Toddler Activities: Heart Themed Fine Motor Activity
Setting Up the Activity
1. Find a flat surface that’s accessible to your toddler for the activity. I used a cutting board for our flat surface.
2. Add a few small piles of playdough to your flat surface. (We had some pink homemade playdough in our art cabinet so we used that.)
3. Stick one straw straight up in each pile of playdough. (We had found some really cute straws with hearts to use at our local store.)
4. Place some heart-shaped pasta into a small container next to the straws. (If you can’t find heart-shaped pasta, any kind of tubular pasta will work.)
Playing with the Fine Motor Activity
Theo stacked and unstacked the pasta for quite a while! He also enjoyed taking it all apart and rebuilding it over and over.
So much fun for little hands and great fine motor practice too!