Hearts, Circle, Squares oh my!
An easy mess-free method for toddlers to paint is to use water!
All you need is
Paper or paper bags
There are many ways you can make this a teaching moment. One of them is to draw multiple shapes with a pen, crayon (or marker if you want it to bleed a bit) and have your toddler trace them with the paintbrush. The fastest way for a toddler to start writing the alphabet is to grasp how to draw the shapes.
Valentine's Day represents love and what is the most iconic symbol the HEART of course! Draw a few hearts and let your little one trace them with their brush. The heart shape is a bit more advanced so if your little one has a hard time start with the circle, square, and triangle.