A Handful of Hearts - Fine Motor Skills Activities

Welcome to Valentine's Week where we’ll be having fun strengthening our fine motor skills with Valentine Conversation Hearts

Preschool Fine Motor Skills Activities with Conversation Hearts

Fine motor control is the coordination of small muscle movements and nerves to produce small, precise movements. One example of fine motor control is picking up a small item with the index finger and thumb. There are lots of activities that can increase muscle strength and coordination, while preparing children for writing and holding a pencil. Let children discover these fun activities to help them strengthen their fine motor skills.

What you need:
Free Conversation Heart Printables (links are located below each picture)
Conversation Hearts Candy
Small containers
Craft paper

Preschool Activities: 

Pour conversation hearts on the table. Let children sort and place the hearts in the small containers.

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Next, invite children to count the candy in the containers. Let each child pick a colored craft paper and use the conversation hearts to make a picture.

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Hearts Play Mats and Fine Motor Skills Activities for Preschool and Kindergarten


We created these fun heart fine motor skill printables for Valentine's Day. These activities challenge children to place the conversation hearts more precisely. Print the Conversation Heart Play Mat printables and glue them to craft paper. Laminate if desired.

Heart Garden printable

Children place conversation hearts on the printable where indicated.

Preschool Activities: 

Then, children can complete their pictures with more hearts. 

Preschool Activities: 

Heart Truck printable

Fill the dump trucks with hearts!

Preschool Activities: 


Letter V for Valentine's Day Fine Motor Skills Activity and Printable


V is for Valentine's Day! Children can fill the Letter V printable with conversation hearts.

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Heart Shapes and Shapes Preschool and Kindergarten Activities

Print out the Heart Shape printable and let children use the conversation hearts to form the shape.

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Extension: Let children make a pattern around the heart shape.

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Extend this activity by printing out our other Conversation Heart Shape Play Mat printables (KidsSoup Members only).

Conversation Heart Shapes Play Mats


View more preschool and kindergarten Valentine's Day activities and crafts


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