These printable valentines are perfect for teachers to give out in their classroom or therapists to give to kids to celebrate the season of love while promoting visual skills!
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For pediatric therapists, a holiday like Valentine’s Day is always great inspiration for fun new activities! We can’t seem to help ourselves when it comes to creating engaging activities with a holiday theme. Valentine’s Day definitely seems to be one of our favorites!
Over the years, we’ve used our therapist brains to come up with all kinds of fine motor, gross motor, and sensory activities like the ones listed below…
Our Favorite Free Valentine’s Day Printables & Activities
As you can see, some of our favorite (and most popular) Valentine’s Day activities include free printables like today’s!
These fun printable Valentine’s Day cards are a great way to make sure that kids have something fun to celebrate the holiday while also working on an important developmental skill: visual perception.
What is Visual Perception?
Kids use visual perception at school, at play, and at home for all kinds of tasks from reading to copying from the board to completing puzzles and more. Visual perceptual skills include:
Visual Sequential Memory
You can learn more about visual perception here.
What You’ll Need:
-Printable Valentines & Printable I Spy Cards
What to do:
Download the free printable Valentine’s Day cards. The printable includes both the printable Valentine card and printable I Spy card. Print both sets of cards onto card stock and cut them all out.
Sign your Valentine’s cards. Stack a Valentine card on top of a printable I Spy card. Place a plastic eye finger puppet on top and tie the whole package together with your ribbon or twine.
Repeat with the rest of your printable cards and you’re all set! Kiddos will love this thoughtful Valentine’s Day gift with a fun visual challenge…and a fun new toy! Happy Valentine’s Day!