We are excited to be taking part in another Busy Bag Blog Hop. We have teamed up with several bloggers from around the world to bring you a Busy Bag based on the theme of Valentine’s Day. We love Busy Bags as the activity promotes independent play, can be reused time and time again and can be taken out with you on trips to occupy your little one. We had the perfect container for our Valentine’s Day Busy Bag – a Love Heart Tin (affiliate link). Our heart cookie cutters (affiliate link) also fitted inside! We therefore decided to make a Threading Love Hearts Busy Bag.
The busy bag was fairly easy to make. I found four pieces of coloured felt and used four of the bigger heart cookie cutters as a template. I cut out four sized hearts in four different coloured pieces of felt and repeated the process until I had 16 hearts in total. Once each heart set was on top of each other I slit a hole in the middle of each heart that was just big enough for my heart button to fit through.
I next sewed a purple button on to one end of a piece of pink ribbon and did the same with a red button at the other end. The red button is used as a stopper. Now all that was left was for Adam to thread the purple heart and ribbon through each of the individual hearts.
Our felt love hearts and ribbon fitted perfectly into our Love Heart Tin.
The great thing about our threading love hearts activity is that the hearts can be threaded onto the ribbon in a variety of ways. Adam can either thread them in size order, colour order or randomly. It is a fantastic toddler friendly Valentines Day activity to develop his fine motor skills.
* Love Heart Tin (affiliate link)
* Heart cookie cutters (affiliate link)
* Pencil and sharp scissors
* Felt (affiliate link)
* Two heart shaped buttons
* Needle and thread
Find even more amazing Valentine busy bags from some of our favorite kid bloggers:
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT
Arrow Addition Matching Game // Mama.Papa.Bubba.
Felt Heart Garden // Powerful Mothering
LEGO Valentine’s Day Puzzle // Lemon Lime Adventures
Letter Match Memory Game // The Educators’ Spin On It
DIY Valentine Dominoes // Mommy Needs a Coffee Break
Printable Valentine’s Day Mix and Match Puzzles // Itsy Bitsy Fun
Printable Conversation Heart Number Book // Playdough to Plato
Conversation Heart Color Match // Preschool Inspirations
Valentine’s Day Math Busy Bag // Still Playing School
3 Low Prep Busy Bags // Lalymom
Plant Heart Garden // Best Toys 4 Toddlers
Tic Tac Toe // Frogs Snails and Puppy Dog Tails
Threading Love Hearts // Adventures of Adam
Valentine’s Day Color Sort // Sugar Aunts
Valentine’s Day Number Matching // Coffee Cups and Crayons
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Adam was 2 years and 8 months old.