Valentine’s Day Art Activities
These crafts make great Valentine’s Day gifts!
- Heart Shaped Collage. Ask your child to choose a color for their collage background. Draw a heart shape and invite your child to cut out the heart. Provide stickers, tissue paper, glue, glitter and doilies to collage with.
- Heart Wreath. Follow the instructions at Our Crafts N Things to make a simple heart wreath with a paper plate, heart cut outs and glue.
- Stained Glass Valentine. Cut a heart out of tracing paper. Glue bits of tissue paper onto the heart. Hold up to the light or tape onto the window.
Music and Movement
- Love Somebody Yes I Do. Learn this simple song. Invite your child to sing about friends, family, pets – anyone they love.
- The More We Get Together. Watch this video to learn the song and sign language.
- Dance to The Hug Bug by Charlotte Diamond (affiliate link). Invite the whole family to dance freely during this song. When you hear the words “watch out,” find someone to hug.
Valentine’s Day Sensory Bag
This is a great idea for getting in sensory play without the mess. Fill a gallon ziplock with hair gel, foil hearts and confetti. Seal with tape and explore. Details at Simple Fun for Kids.
DIY Mail Box for Dramatic Play
Make a mail box to send and receive Valentine’s. Provide envelopes, pens, and paper (or repurposed junk mail) to write messages. Instructions at Jen’s Own Road.
Read and Create
Read The Biggest Valentine Ever by Steven Kroll (affiliate link). This fun Valentine’s Day book includes themes of problem solving and conflict resolution. Make your own “biggest valentine” as a family.
Healthy Valentine’s Day Treats
- Cut up heart shaped carrots.
- Make a heart shaped fruit salad.
- Make breakfast special with Valentine’s Day french toast.
Candy Free Valentine Ideas
Looking for alternatives to sugary Valentines? Try these ideas!
- Glow Stick Valentines
- Plastic Animal Valentines
- Bouncy Ball Valentines
- Valentine’s Day Bubbles
- A whole list of non-candy Valentines