Recently I’ve been trying to help my daughter learn how to count. Actually I have a sneaking suspicion that she might be able to count already but either she’s forgotten or her obsession with the number eight (no, I have no idea why either) means that other numbers don’t get a look in. Either way, this simple activity for teaching numbers to preschoolers was super simple to set up and allowed us to look at numbers together in a way that was fun and also helped with hand-eye coordination.
I’ve shared some Valentine’s Day crafts for preschoolers and some for toddlers before but today I thought I’d get a little bit more specific and share some Valentines Day crafts for 3 year olds. Why three? Well because my daughter is three and even as a blogger myself I often find having a look through Pinterest that a lot of the stuff I see if super pretty but not quite suitable for her age, so I asked some of my favourite craft blogger what Valentines Day crafts they’d done with three year olds (not just stuff that theoretically kids can do) and these are the ideas they suggested, hope you love them as much as I do!
Yesterday I shared with you the simple painting on foil activity that I did with my daughter and today I’m sharing the activity we did straight after, painting with cotton wool. What actually happened was that I only had one activity prepared but this is so quick to set up that it’s a great activity to have in your back pocket in case your kids suddenly ask to so something.
If I’m honest, the last few days have been hard work here. My daughter has been at pre-school in the morning and then we’ve tried to do stuff in the afternoon but I think the most polite version of events is that it hasn’t gone that well. The moment of realisation occurred to me yesterday that instead of racing around Doing The Stuff we should just chill at home and do a bit of art and crafting which in hindsight seems a bit obvious, but then that’s the joys of sleep deprived parenting for you. This activity for painting on foil and glue is one that requires a tiny bit of set up but it’s well worth it. This makes a great Valentine’s Day activity, but I’ve also shared some ideas about how you could change this up for different times of the year.
So before I even start properly wring this post I can now confirm that this will probably be my son’s most favourite thing ever that I’ve written. My kids are huge Batman fans and Batman crafts and activities are not just what they like the most but what my son would do every single day if he could. Actually he pretty much does. So with the new Batman Lego film coming out which I have pretty much been reminded about since the first trailer came out, I thought I’d put together a little round up of Batman crafts and activities to help out all the other parents that are constantly asked what Batman stuff their kids can do today. Enjoy!