These February activities for toddlers include heart, love, friendship, and Winter themes. Perfect for 2 and 3 year olds for the month of February.
February is a wonderful month to celebrate! For toddlers, it’s the perfect time to discuss love, family, friendship, hearts, and more!
Among holidays such as President’s Day and Valentine’s Day, is a time of year where we can continue to talk about the Winter and themes like Groundhog’s Day or even the beginnings of Spring.
These February activities for toddlers are great for tot school, preschool, or learning and fun at home.
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February Activities for Toddlers
Toddlers are so busy learning and exploring! This is an age where children have discovered their independence as well as their own learning style. Some children like to sit back to watch and observe, and might be averse to messy play, whereas, others might love to dive right into to play and activities making them 100% their own.
These February activities for toddlers include something for everyone, from messy play to simple arts and crafts, many involving hearts or a love and friendship theme, as this is one close to a toddlers heart.
Many of these are in our printable February calendar of activities for toddlers and preschoolers, which requires a password to print from our Exclusive Content for Subscribers page (if you already have your password for that page, go ahead and grab it from there, or sign up in the February calendar post to get yours!)
- Conversation Heart Painted Rocks: toddlers can fill the heart in and you can add the words, a great collaborative project!
- Color Mixing in the Snow Activity
- Creative Uses for Conversation Hearts
- Fine Motor Snowball Counting with Cotton Balls
- Foam Heart Tic-Tac-Toe Busy Bag
- Homemade Valentine’s Day Cards with Fine Motor Practice
- Ice and Snow Winter Sensory Bag
- Marbled Heart Process Art for Kids
- Melted Heart Crayons
- Paint in the Snow with 3 Ingredient Snow Paint
- Painted Heart Suncatchers (with Homemade Suncatcher Paint)
- Penguin Sensory Bin with Frozen Water Beads
- Scented Snowman Sock Buddy
- Valentine’s Day Placemat Craft
- Valentine’s Day Sensory Bin with Colored Rice
- Woven Heart Busy Bag
Why are Hands-On Activities so Beneficial to Kids?
Activities for toddlers are best when hands-on, experiential learning is encouraged! When children touch, smell, hear, and engage all the senses, they can remember information much better.
Tell me and I forget,
teach me and I remember,
involve me and I learn.
What can I expect developmentally from my kids?
At this age (2-3), toddlers are:
- developing language skills
- recognizing and understanding emotions
- developing motor skills like running and jumping
- tuning fine motor skills like pincer grasp, cutting, and holding a pencil
- beginning to engage in pretend and imaginative play
- sorting and classifying colors and shapes
- and so much more!
How fun is it to be able to encourage and foster all of this through play?!
In addition to the February activities for toddlers above, here are some related resources such as free printables and books to read for the month of February.
- Children’s Books about Friendship and Love
- Perfect Valentine, St. Patrick’s Day and Easter Activities for 1 Year Olds
- 40 Non-Food Valentines for Favors and Gifts
- How to do Valentine’s Day Dollar Tree Style
- Free Printable Bookmarks: Funny Monster Valentine’s Day Bookmarks
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