These Cupid’s Cookies are all the fun of baking, without the calories or sugar high! Plus, it is lots of good, clean fun! This Valentine’s Day Sensory Craft would be a great addition to a water table or a fun sink activity. Add some letters to trace, and it would also make a hands-on creative writing center. So many possibilities!
*Pair with our Valentine’s Day Centers and Activities for Pre-K & Kindergarten!
Cupid’s Cookies Valentine’s Day Sensory Craft
Students can use these “cookies” for a variety of Valentine themed learning opportunities and I love how quick and easy this activity is to set up!
To start, grab your supplies:
- Craft foam – sheets of pink, brown, tan, and/or red cut into hearts
- Cookie sheet or paper plates
- Shaving cream
- Coarse salt (optional)
- Plastic bags
- Rubber bands
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How to Prep and Play
To begin, place the foam hearts on a cookie sheet or paper plate.
Fill plastic bags about halfway with shaving cream. Work the shaving cream into the bottom corner of the bag. Hold in place with a rubber band.
Use scissors to cut the tip of the corner off, creating a piping bag for the shaving cream “icing.”
Invite students to decorate the foam cookies however they would like. Add salt “sprinkles” if desired.
Teacher Tip: These foam “cookies” can be rinsed with water, and decorated over and over again making them perfect for sink play or to add to a water table!
Once play time is over, dip the foam cookies in water, and adhere to a window for instant festive Valentine decor!
More Ideas to Explore:
- Write numbers on the foam hearts with a permanent marker. Invite students to trace the numbers with shaving cream “icing.”
- Write uppercase and lowercase letters on the foam hearts with a permanent marker. Invite students to trace and match uppercase and lowercase letters.
- Set up a pretend shop. Students can practice simple addition when calculating how much money to charge for each “cookie.”
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