Have you seen those seek-n-find containers with hidden objects inside? You turn the container this way and that, hunting for tiny little items that are hidden inside.
Kids love hunting for the items. In fact, seek-n-finds are perfect for taking on car trips or to keep kids entertained while waiting at the doctor’s office.
February is the perfect time to make your very own DIY seek and find for Valentine’s Day.
It’s a simple Valentine’s Day craft and activity that little ones will love.
We had so much fun with the artificial snow in our winter sensory bin and creating our easy snowman craft, that I just couldn’t wait to use the snow one more time in this Valentine’s Day activity.
DIY Seek-n-Find for Valentine’s Day
Creating your own seek and find bag is super easy!
I used a zippered pencil bag I bought at the dollar store. You could also use a plastic zip lock bag and tape it securely onto a piece of cardboard so only one side is showing.
Next I selected several foam heart stickers we used in our Heart Sensory Bin. I secured the hearts to the side of the pencil case to serve as a guide of what to search for.
I found a set of matching hearts from and stuck them inside the bag.
Finally, I put several handfuls of artificial snow in the bag. Make sure it is not too full — you want to be able to shake the snow and find the hearts!
Tip: If you are worried that little ones may unzip the bag and make a mess, you can simple run a few stitches through the zipper pull or use some clear packing tape to keep them from opening the pencil case.
Once it’s complete you have a fun DIY seek-n-find for Valentine’s Day to take in the car, to doctor’s visits, or to church.
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You are so full of fun ideas!
Thank you — I hope one day my kids remember some of the things we did when they were younger.
Love your use of the pencil case…perfect for babies! I usually see ziplocs, this is a great and safer option for exploring!
It definitely makes the artificial snow and little pieces safer for young children — but I would still make sure to watch carefully. There are some who are just wizards when it comes to getting into things! 🙂
Can’t wait to read your toddler math post!
anna m says
Great idea for a mess free fun activity! keep meaning to try something like this
Donna DM Yates says
Nice. Fun idea and there’s plenty of things you can hide in there.
Sarah @ Play 2 Learn with Sarah says
I’ve seen these before and always wanted to make it! Thanks for reminder…and for linking up at Kids in the Kitchen!
A great one for entertainment on the run
Clarissa Hooper says
I’ve been wanting to make an I-spy bag for a while, this is a great way to do it! And I like the idea to use artificial snow (I’m sure I can find some of it on clearance right now!) 🙂
I think I paid 50 cents for ours. Super cheap and lots of fun so far! 🙂
Eva @ The Multitasking Mummy says
A very clever idea!