Touch & Feel Hearts Sensory Activity

Touch and Feel Hearts  - simple sensory activity for preschoolers and toddlers!

Both your toddler and you will enjoy this simple play idea for Valentine’s Day!


Use what you have to prep this activity. Just take a look at what craft supplies you have, and then tape or glue them on to paper hearts.

Here’s what we used:

  • card stock in a fun colors. (card stock is more durable than regular paper)
  • Several different textures. We made 8 hearts:
    • pompoms
    • aluminum foil
    • sandpaper
    • colored sand
    • colored glue
    • felt
    • masking tape
    • scrunched up tissue squares
  • glue
  • scissors

Sensory hearts - simple activity for kids!

Use the card stock to cut one heart shape for each texture you are going to use. Then apply that texture to the heart.

Make your own touch and feel hearts. A fun sensory activity kids will love for Valentine's Day!


Here are a few ideas of what to do:

  1. Pompoms: glue a variety of different colored pompoms to the hearts.
  2. Aluminum foil: cut a large piece of aluminum foil and folded it over the heart. You could glue it on, or tape it on the back.
  3. Masking tape: make 5 long tape circles, and put them on the heart. You could also do a bunch of little ones.
  4. Sandpaper: cut the heart from sandpaper (I didn’t use the card stock heart underneath because it was sturdy enough without it. But you could glue it onto card stock.)
  5. Colored Sand: coat the card stock with glue and sprinkled the colored sand onto it. Then shake the heart outside to remove the excess sand.
  6. Felt: cut a piece of felt out the same size as the card stock, and glue the felt on top.
  7. Scrunched tissue paper: use tissue squares (you could also just use regular tissue paper) and scrunch them up and glue them onto the hearts.


It’s super easy to setup AND clean up for this activity.  All you have to do to set it up is to look at your craft supplies, pick a bunch of different textures, and put them on the hearts! Clean up either just toss the left overs (you might have to depending on how active the play gets!) or thrown them in a bag for another day!

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