Simple Heart Themed Play Ideas
Two simple, but effective play invitations + 3 free printable heart and rainbow mindfulness colouring pages
Welcome to a heart themed blog post! We have had fun over the last week or so with some heart/love themed play as we are approaching Valentine's Day next week.
These are a couple of simple play ideas that are engaging + a free mindfulness colouring too! These ideas could be easily adapted using what you already have.
* Important: Please note these play ideas are recommended for children ages 3+ as they contain small parts which are choking hazard. All play was supervised by an adult.
Heart Chickpea Sensory Tray
This was a simple heart themed sensory play tray that was revisited many times throughout the week as I left it set up for the girls to come back to.
Wooden heart beads
Pink acrylic crystals
Heart ice cube tray
Scoops and tongs
Grapat pink and red nesting bowls
I put a large tray underneath to contain most of the mess, which mostly worked. Any chickpeas that escaped were easy to clean up.
The chickpeas in the bowls ended up being used in the play kitchen for pretend food.
Pink Heart Playdough Play
This was a very simple invitation to play using:
Wooden heart beads (from Kmart)
Heart ice cube tray
Miss 3 ended up more interested in rolling the playdough, cutting it and trying to make balls with it.
Free Heart & Rainbow Mindfulness Colouring Pages
To carry on with the heart theme we have had this week, I created three different heart/rainbow themed colouring pages to use for some quiet mindfulness time.
Download and print to colour or paint. Add in pencils, textas, crayons or watercolour paint.
You could even print a copy for yourself too, put on some quiet relaxing music and enjoy some time colouring with your child. Mindfulness colouring is great for adults and children too!
Click here to download your free heart/rainbow themed colouring pages:
Thank you for reading this blog post!
I hope you found some inspiration for some heart themed play or take some time to enjoy some mindfulness colouring.
Until next time, have fun learning in a playful way!
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