This Valentine match activity works on size and colour matching as well as fine motor skills!
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To make this activity I used:
- Red and pink card in assorted shades
- Large 1″ circle punch and small 1/2″circle punch
- Clear Contact paper
Cut a large heart shape from each colour of card. I printed out a template first as my free-hand heart shapes are notoriously dreadful! Use the two sizes of circle punch to cut holes from each heart.
Tape a sheet of clear Contact paper to a wall or window, sticky side out. It should be large enough to place all your card hearts onto. I found that although the holes looked fun when taped to a window, we couldn’t see the colours properly, so I taped it to a white wall.
Provide your child with the punched-out circles and ask them to match them to the holes on the hearts. F happily placed each circle, carefully ensuring they were positioned exactly into the hole.
He was very pleased with himself when he had completed all four hearts!
This would be a lovely activity for an older sibling to make for a younger one. The older child can develop hand strength by operating the circle punches, and the younger child works on pincer grip and hand-eye coordination as they place each circle.
This activity was inspired by LalyMom’s Paper Punch Color Match Turkey.
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