Today is the last day that we will be "showing you the love" in the Show Me the Love series. Our last activity was a perfect culmination to our week of Valentine's Day fun, a What I Love collage! This activity is great for infant-preschool, but was seriously perfect for my 16 month old toddler.
To make the collage, I cut a large piece of contact paper and taped it sticky side up to his table (it wasn't perfect, but it came out great once I un-taped it). I printed pictures and clipart of Kingston's favorite things onto cardstock. Printing onto the cardstock made the pictures durable, and K was able to stick and un-stick them as many times as he wanted, which for a toddler is pretty important! Here was the lineup of Kingston's favorite things: Mama & Dada, Glam*Ma, Grumpy, Aunta, his best friend Livvy, his puppy brother Krull, his stuffed bear, Mickey Mouse, string cheese, grapes, pizza, My Gym, snow, and books!-
I laid all the pieces in a pile, picture side up, next to the contact paper.
Like the other activities we did this week, I didn't do much explaining. I just let K make his collage the way he saw fit! I was so excited to watch him examine each picture, pointing out everyone and getting excited over his loves.
A picture of what "I" love!
As we talked about all of the different pictures, I wasn't surprised that his favorites were of his family, especially Grumpy, Glam*Ma, and Aunta! He loves them very much. He took extra special care placing their pictures down, and they got rearranged quite a few times before he was satisfied.
He admired the picture of his Grumpy for quite awhile!
Here he is giving his Aunta a good pat!
I seriously couldn't get enough of these little determined hands pressing all of the pictures down.
And Glam*Ma! She got rearranged over and over again.
When he was done, he patted everything back down and then was off to have a snack (string cheese of course!) I removed the tape and cut another piece of contact paper to lay over the top sealing in all of the pictures. I am so happy with the way it turned out, and pretty shocked that all of the pictures are facing the proper way. I don't think you would have ever guessed that a 16 month old made this collage! He did a great job orienting the pictures, and he had a great time seeing a bunch of his loves in one place!
Sadly, this is the last day of our awesome series! Don't forget to check out what my cohosts are up to today!
And Next Comes L - Cinnamon Heart Cloud Dough
Still Playing School - Love Potions: Toddler Water
And here are all of our fun activities from yesterday:
And Next Comes L - Painted Snow Hearts
Still Playing School - Creating with Hearts on the Light Table: Inspired by My Heart Is Like A Zoo
House of Burke - Will You Be My Valentine? A Valentine Mailing Invitation to Play
Thank you so much for joining us for our series this week! The three blog musketeers will be back with another series next month!