Small Acts: Simple Origami Hearts

Small Acts: Simple Origami Hearts

I have been pondering the approaching Valentine’s Day season. This year I thought it would be fun to focus on simple, small acts that remind the people in our lives how much we love them.

When I came across this DIY on origami hearts, I know it would be an activity that we could share in as a family and that would lend itself nicely to this notion of leaving sweet little surprises for the ones we love in places where they will least suspect them.

Small Acts: Simple Origami Hearts

Because of this simple tutorial, the girls picked up the steps quickly. We had a lovely time chatting and making a plethora of sweet, colorful origami hearts.

Small Acts: Simple Origami Hearts

We found a jar to house our new abundance of hearts, so they are at the ready when someone could use a dose of love.

Small Acts: Simple Origami Hearts

They have been popping up all over the house… In lunchboxes.

Small Acts: Simple Origami Hearts

Tucked into beds.

Small Acts: Simple Origami Hearts

And in favorite books!

Stay tuned for more ideas on small acts of love to share with the special people in your life this Valentine’s (and every) season…

Does your family share in any small acts of love that you would like to share?


With over 10 years of EDU experience and a growing family, Mariah started Playful Learning in 2008 as a resource for parents and teachers. In 2010 Playful Learning received the Parent’s Choice Gold Medal, and in August of 2011, Shambhala Publications released her first book, Playful Learning: Develop Your Child’s Sense of Joy and Wonder. Mariah has an M.S. Ed in Elementary Education and was that girl sitting in the back of class thinking about what she would do differently if she was the teacher. Now she is happily working with a team of gifted educators to bring life-changing lessons to children, families, and schools around the world. In her free time she can be found taking long walks, enjoying a cup of tea, or swimming in the Atlantic with her husband and two daughters.



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  1. What a sweet idea! I think me and my boys will do this. 

    Lovely website by the way – I came across it after finding your book on Amazon (I’ve been looking for a book like it for a while!) x

  2. Thanks for this idea – I made 2 for my little girls who just started school & kindy and put them in their lunchboxes for their first day. It was lovely when they were both so excited to tell me about finding them!

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