February 1, 2010

Feb. 1 - Game: Heart Hunt!

The first day of our Valentine's Day countdown, we did a game.
We had a Heart Hunt!

I cut out about 20 hearts of different sizes & colors (which we may also use later for other activities...) and I "hid" them all over the house. LM had such a fun time hunting for hearts. His face would light up whenever he saw one! He would even talk about the colors, and sizes all on his own.
After we played a few times, the baby woke up and started crying so I had to go upstairs to get him. I gave the hearts to LM and told him it was his turn to hide them for Mommy.
I didn't know what to expect but I came back downstairs and they were neatly placed all over the living room! 

We had so much fun that we just may go heart hunting again tomorrow!


The Activity Mom said...

ahhh so cute! =) Love this idea. What a fun thing to do on Valentines day too. We are going to try this for sure. thanks!

Fiona said...

aw that's such a cute idea! You seem to go in for celebrating holidays more in the US than we go here in the UK lol. We don't really celebrate valentines so much but I am still going to do a few heart related activities!
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Marcy Fox said...

Reminds me of the "Going on a Bear Hunt" song...makes me want to sing "I'm goin' on a heart hunt..." :)

Mama to 3 Blessings said...

what a great idea! I am loving your blog!

Katrina said...

My son loves playing "Heart Hunt." He asks to play it as soon as he wakes up and all throughout the day. Such fun!! Thanks so much for sharing.

The Activity Mom said...

We tried this and had so much fun! thank you! I will be linking up in a post soon.

Little Family Fun said...

Katrina & Activity Mom:
Hooray! I'm so glad that your kids are enjoying heart-hunting!

Anonymous said...

I did this with 3 year olds at our Mom's Day Out...I cut out red meat trays, into hearts. Numbered each heart 1-10 and taped them up and under and all around our classroom. When anyone found a heart, they were to tape them up on a door, in number order! ( I helped, of course. )