Allowing toddlers to be included in craft time is very important. It helps them to develop great fine motor skills, gives them sensory skills, and starts off creativity at a young age.
Crafts also give parents quality time with their toddler. The crafts can be easy, fun, and inexpensive. This is very important because they thrive when having a parents’ attention. It isn’t how much time you spend it is how you spend the time.
Here are some great craft ideas to try for Valentine’s Day
1. Cut out a heart and let them paint their handprint on it.
2. Print out a heart template and let them put stickers on it.
3. Use a pom pom with a clothespin and paint on a heart, or let them create their own design.
We had a lot of fun with all of the kids doing these crafts, but it was really great to see the baby painting and having fun. Even though he is a toddler he is able to do easy crafts…that’s how he learns. Toddlers love to be included. Not excluded because it is too much work. As I have more children the valuable lesson is cleanup is not more important than the time spent with them.
How do you have fun with your toddlers?