A list of activities for preschoolers that are perfect for Valentine’s Day! The resources include edible fun, craft heart activities, as well Valentine’s theme learning activities. You will also find crafts that are perfect for gift-giving or sharing. Have some learning and fun this Valentine’s Day with your little one!
1. Name Heart Puzzles
A cute heart name craft, perfect for pre-k. Have students write their names on a heart cutout and provide them with cutting lines to cut into puzzle pieces. They can then practice putting their name other.
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2. Stained Glass Heart Ornament
Make beautiful hearts with tissue paper and a few other basic materials. Students can make this cute gift for family and practice motor skills by cutting and tearing paper.
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3. Love Toast
An easy-to-make treat for preschoolers. Using a heart-shaped cookie cutter, they will cut into white bread. Then spread on the icing and add sprinkles.
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4. Shape Matching
A cute Valentine’s Day-themed shape activity. Students will match the shape on each card by using a clothespin.
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5. Valentines Day Stamps
Using foam stickers glued to clothes pins you can make homemade stampers for little hands. Use differing Valentine’s Day colors to make beautiful art!
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6. Play Dough Mats
And fun and effective math activity for number identification and using tens frames. Students can work on these cute activity sheets to count, practice spelling, and create a tens frame.
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7. Conversation Hearts Sorting
A fun Valentine’s themed sorting activity! Use conversation heart candies to have students sort them into the correct groupings…then they can eat them!
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8. Heart Matching Game
In this game, students will match different heart patterns. All you need to do is print the matching color paper hearts and laminate.
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9. Hole Punch Hearts
Using simple materials pre-schoolers can practice heart-themed motor skills. On a piece of heart-shaped card stock, they will use a hole punch to strengthen their hands.
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10. Heart Cards
These Valentine’s Day cards are adorable and easy to make. Children will use food coloring to color coffee filters shaped as hearts. They will then glue them onto cards.
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11. Yarn Hearts
Make yarn color hearts with simple materials. On card stock, use yarn and glue to make patterns in a heart shape.
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12. Friendship Bracelets
Have students string heart beads onto yarn or twine. Then allow students to give them to their friends. A cute gift in place of cards.
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13. Love Tokens
These cute clay hearts are “love tokens”. Made with clay and stamped or painted, children can get creative. Then give their love tokens to family and friends.
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14. Mosaic Hearts
Do some motor practice with these adorable craft hearts. Students will make a mosaic pattern by gluing different color shapes into cardboard hearts.
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15. Heart Paper Chain
Make a class project paper heart chain. Use different colors of paint and paint strips of paper. Then have students work together to staple the links.
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16. Pipe Cleaner Hearts
Have little fingers twist and bend, using their fine motor skills, to make heart shapes. They can make a garland, just a heart, or rings and glasses.
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17. Rainbow Heart
A fun motor activity, students can make these fun rainbow hearts! First, they draw layers of hearts on chart paper, then have them follow their lines to stick on dot stickers.
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18. Valentines Sensory Bottles
A fun activity, this heart sensory bottle uses several items to make a cook shaker bottle. Add in gel, water, acrylic hearts, glitter, confetti, or any other Valentine’s theme items you have. Then shake away!
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19. Fingerprint Heart Canvas
This activity is a fingerprint heart gift kids can give to their parents. Students will use their fingerprints to create a beautiful heart design on canvas.
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20. Heart Cloud Dough
Kids love sensory bins and this one filled with cloud dough is no exception! Add in cardboard hearts, glitter, beads, or cool crystal hearts to make it even more fun!
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21. Pebble Love Bugs
For this activity, children will make love bugs. They will paint rocks and add google eyes and ore-cut felt wings. A cute gift to trade with friends.
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22. Paper Plate Lace Hearts
A great activity for kids to practice motor skills and threading. Pre-cut heart shapes into paper plates and punches around the shape. Have students lace the holes with string to fill in the missing area.
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23. Salt Dough Conversation Hearts
Have children help you make the salt dough by measuring and mixing. They can add dye to make different colors. Then they will use a cookie cutter to cut out hearts and stamp them with Valentine’s words.
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24. Heart Wands
Students will decorate colored paper hearts to create these cute wands. They will then glue the hearts on a dowel and decorate them with ribbon or crepe paper.
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25. Valentine’s Day Slime
Kids love slime! Have them create this fun glitter slime using a few ingredients. If you want to add some extra sensory, try adding beads or foam pearls.
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