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Valentine’s Day Sensory Bins and Crafts for Preschool

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Valentines Day Sensory Bins and Crafts for Preschool - Farm Fresh Family

It’s my last week at the early childhood center where I work. I’ll be happy to be finished and have time to pack and prepare for our move to the farm, but man, will I miss those kids. I just love working with preschool aged kids. They are so enthusiastic, creative, and hilarious. I’ve been trying to have as much fun as possible with them before I have to leave.

We’re still going strong this week with Valentine’s Day crafts and activities. Today I put together some sensory bins and we made cards and glasses. So much fun!

Crinkly, Papery Valentines Day Sensory Bin

Valentines Day Sensory Bins and Crafts for Preschool - Farm Fresh Family

I raided the craft cabinet for this one! I pulled out tissue paper, ribbon, feathers, pom poms, and pipe cleaners in Valentine’s Day colors and threw them in a bin. There were so many different fun textures for the kids to explore. My favorite part was when my daughter threw in some My Little Ponys. They fit right in!

Valentines Day Sensory Bins and Crafts for Preschool - Farm Fresh Family

Sparkly, Purple-y Shaving Cream

Valentines Day Sensory Bins and Crafts for Preschool - Farm Fresh Family

This looked good enough to eat, so of course, I kept a close eye on the kiddos when we played with it. I mixed some purple liquid watercolor with shaving cream and threw in some sparkly jewels. The kids loved digging in the shaving cream to find the jewels and then “polishing” them and setting them aside. It was like a messy treasure hunt!

Valentines Day Sensory Bins and Crafts for Preschool - Farm Fresh Family

Colorful Heart Valentines

Valentines Day Sensory Bins and Crafts for Preschool - Farm Fresh Family

Each one of these cards turned out different from the last! I loved seeing the different ways the kids expressed themselves with the paint. To make these pretty cards I cut out some hearts and used rolled up masking tape to apply them to a folded piece of paper. The kids went to town with paint and after they were dry, I peeled off the taped heart to reveal the heart on the paper.

Valentines Day Sensory Bins and Crafts for Preschool - Farm Fresh Family

I then added a little message inside with marker.

Valentines Day Sensory Bins and Crafts for Preschool - Farm Fresh Family

Glittery, Feathery Heart Glasses

Valentines Day Sensory Bins and Crafts for Preschool - Farm Fresh Family

These were so cute! I just cut out the hearts, hole punched the sides, and added pipe cleaners. Then I gave the kids feathers, glue, and glitter. I recommend doing this with slightly older preschoolers, since glitter + little ones usually = disaster.

Valentines Day Sensory Bins and Crafts for Preschool - Farm Fresh Family

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Author: Farm Fresh Mama

I am the proud mama of a beautiful, hilarious little girl and the proud partner of a kind, smart man. The three of us have decided to make a major lifestyle change and move from Fort Collins, CO to an organic farm in southwest Colorado. We hope that by being surrounded by nature's beauty and working with our hands, we will be reminded daily that the simplest things in life are the most important. I learn big and small lessons every day, and I want to share what I've learned with other families.

9 thoughts on “Valentine’s Day Sensory Bins and Crafts for Preschool

  1. I love these! My 2 year old son would love them all! Thank you for sharing.

  2. These are really great ideas! Thank you so much for sharing!

  3. I love these ideas!! I really need to start doing more sensory stuff with my son who has sensory issues so I’m always looking for new sensory bin ideas! Thanks so much for linking up with us at the MaMade Blog Hop! Don’t forget to stop back to link up again next week and see if you’ve been featured! Have a great weekend 🙂

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