Jan 18, 2015

Bubble Wrap Heart Breaking

Today I am partnering with some of my favorite fellow bloggers to bring you a fun blog hop: Little Heartbreakers! We are bringing you 8 fun activities that have to do with BREAKING HEARTS (literally that is!) just in time for Valentine's Day! 

Our activity was super simple and is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers. I cut ten hearts out of bubble wrap and lay them out in front of Kingston. I gave him a meat tenderizer (this is one of our favorite tools to use during activities, but if you feel that your child cannot practice self control with this, you may offer something smaller like a rubber mallet or a wooden/plastic toy hammer). The reason why I chose the meat tenderizer was for the awesome metal bumpy part that is perfect for bubble wrap popping! 

We used the "hammer" to hit each heart, counting as we went (there's a reason I chose to cut out ten!). After we counted them, I let K go wild smashing and pounding the bubble wrap hearts to pop them. This was a great use of his gross motor skills. Then he spent some time popping the bubble wrap with this fingers to get some fine motor exercise in there also! 

This activity was easy to set up, simple to do, and got some of my spirited toddler's energy out on a lazy indoor day. Stay tuned for an art project that we did to reuse the hearts after this activity was over! 

Don't forget to read ALL of the posts in the Little Heartbreakers Blog Hop: 

Breaking Hearts: Fine Motor Play from Still Playing School

Catapult Science for Kids- Can You Break My Heart? on Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tail

Bubble Wrap Heart Breaking from House of Burke

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1 comment:

  1. How fun! He's adorable! I can't wait to see what else you did with these! Counting was a fabulous idea, too!