INSIDE: Feed the Heart Monster is a fun and easy literacy activity for toddlers and preschoolers for Valentines Day! Feed the heart monster letters for the find phonics and letter recognition activity.
It’s that time of year again! Time for some fun and easy Valentine’s Day activities! This first activity is a classic feed the monster activity that never gets old! My toddlers could feed a monster, Santa, pumpkin all day! They make great fine motor activities and they are also great for my imaginative little ones.
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How to Set up Valentines Feed the Heart Monster Game
OK, lets get a little crafty! I promise it’s nothing crazy. I’m all about fun and easy not only for them, but also for you!
Grab your red construction paper and cut out a large red heart then cut out a smaller heart in the middle. This is will be the heart monster’s mouth. Next, take your paper bag and fold the front part and cut out a similar sized heart shape. Doesn’t have to be perfect. Once you stick your heart on you can fix it later.
Glue or tape your large heart to the paper bag so that the holes align. If you can see the paper bag through the hole, use the scissors to cut off the excess. Finally, add googley eye to your heart monster!
Next, time to make your mini Valentine’s Day letter cards. Cut pink, red, purple construction paper into small rectangles, small enough to fit into your monster’s mouth. Draw a heart on it the top or Valentine’s Day theme sticker to the top. Underneath write the letters you want your little one to practice on each card.
Time to Feed the Heart Monster
Invite your little one to feed the heart monster. There are a few ways you can play this game depending on your little one’s comfort level with letters and phonics.
Option 1: Call out a letter for them to search for and have them feed that to the heart monster.
Option 2: Call out a letter sound and have them find the letter that makes that sound. Have them feed that letter to the monster.
Option 3:Call out an object that starts with the letter you want them to find.
There are lots of other ways you can modify this activity to meet your learning needs:
My twins are 2.5 years old.
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- Paper bag
- Red, Purple and pink construction paper
- Googley Eyes
- Heart stickers