activities for two year olds


With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it can be hard to find age-appropriate activities that will keep your two-year-old entertained. Whether you’re looking for something quick and easy, or a more involved project, these fun Valentine’s Day activities are sure to provide hours of creative and heartwarming activities that your little one is sure to love. So, get out those markers and paper, baking ingredients, window markers, and let your toddler’s imaginations run wild with these special homemade gifts that they can share with their friends and family.

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Baking Heart-Shaped Cookies

Baking heart-shaped cookies with your little ones is always a great idea around Valentine’s Day. I gather all the ingredients and get the measurements set out ahead of time – to avoid the ENTIRE bag of flour from spilling all over the dog. Then, I have the kids practice naming the different ingredients while mixing them together. Once the dough is ready, it is time to roll it out and use heart-shaped cookie cutters to get that just-right shape for these festive, Valentine’s Day treats. These heart-shaped cookie cutters from Amazon are great because they don’t have that sharp metal edge at the top, that can sometimes hurt your little one’s fingers when they use them. Now comes the fun part! Let your children’s imaginations run wild as they decorate their cookies with icing, chocolate chips, colorful sprinkles – anything goes!

Stamp Markers

I have found that my little one loves to use these stamp markers – they come in a variety of shapes and as a bonus – they are washable! These markers are WAY less messy than fingerpainting, but still give our projects a similar feel. My son and I love to cut out different shapes, temporarily tape them to another piece of paper and go crazy with the markers. Once my little one is done with the page – we remove the shapes that were taped to the page and write personalized messages in the middle. These make great holiday cards for all our extended family, plus gave my little one something to do for a couple of hours. 

Handmade Cards

If your little one is in daycare, then you can handmake class gifts to give out on Valentine’s Day. You can cut out heart-shaped cards and have your child decorate them however they see fit. Afterwards, all you need to do is write the names of the classmates on each card and tape a small treat or gift to each one.

Window Markers

Window markers are a great tool to keep your little ones entertained this Valentine’s Day! Let their creativity run wild as they draw love-filled window decorations, from hearts and arrows to cupids and kisses! Your window decorations will brighten up your neighborhood, spreading the love of Valentine’s Day even further. Have fun encouraging your little ones as they create window art that’ll get everyone in the spirit of the holiday. You may be surprised at what their imaginations come up with – who said window markers only work for adults?

With so many great ideas, you are sure to find the perfect Valentine’s Day activities for your child. No matter what you choose to do, your little one is sure to have a blast and feel the love on this special holiday. So, get creative, have fun, and enjoy some quality time with your two-year-old this Valentine’s Day!