Valentine’s Day Craft for Active Kids

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Valentine’s Day, the sweetest time of the year is almost here. If you’re looking for Valentine’s Day activities for your classroom, therapy session, or at home, here is a great craft idea for a fun and loving day.

All you need are: clothespins, glitter, cardstock or cardboard, crepe paper, yarn and any other decorations you have lying around and want to use.  And you can use construction paper or foam to cut out your hearts.

Have you tried combining crafts with physical activity?

There are many different Valentine activities to get children engaged and get them up and out of their seats.  Making arrows out of glitter and other relatively inexpensive supplies and then using the arrows to create games for the children to play. This will inspire them to move around and engage in strength training exercises.

Some exercises involve simply placing the finished arrows at high and low points and having the children try to reach all of the arrows.  This promotes squat and reach techniques.  There is an exercise involving stairs that required putting arrows at the top of the stairs and more arrows at the bottom of the stairs so the kids could practice stair climbing as they go back and forth collecting the arrows.  Another fun one to try involves using a balance beam as a way of checking and gaining balance strength.

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Valentine’s Day Activities: Hearts & Arrows