I love this time of year… pun intended. Valentine’s Day activities for kids are always so much fun to do! Between the colors and hearts, it just fills your house with love. Last year we did so many fun Valentine’s Day crafts and activities I wanted to round a few of them up here for you before we get into our new creations for this year!Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, we will receive an affiliate commission. Thank you for supporting Twitchetts!
This Valentine’s Day activity is great for those working on those fine motor skills. We have used this process before to make our rainbow bookmarks and our fine motor turkeys. You can head to either of those posts for more details. You can simply stick the dots in the shape or turn it into a piece of art to hang in the window. I still have mine from last year!
Valentines Day Sensory Bin:
Preschool activities don’t have to be a one and done thing… A sensory bin is always fun to set up for your little one. When they are done throw a lid on it and bring it out tomorrow! They are easy to customize to any theme you want! Start by cutting out some cardboard hearts and let your little one paint away. Make sure to tape them down from behind. This will make things go much smoother. While those are drying make your homemade colored salt. Add a few scoops and spoons and you are set!
Here is one we got from Red Ted Art. This is one of the many Valentine’s Day cards for kids on her blog. This process uses shaving cream to create a fun marbling effect. Kids of all ages will really enjoy this one!
Melted Crayon Hearts:
One of my favorite Valentine’s Day activities are these melted crayon hearts. We have been making them for years! Both of the kids enjoy watching the crayons melt and blend together. They also look great taped up along the top of our windows and doors. Check out these step by step instructions from our melted crayon turkeys!
Wrapped Nature Heart:
Anytime we can bring a piece of nature inside to craft with we do. This activity for kids starts with a trip outside. Have your child help pick out the perfect sticks for your creation. Then using yarn or pipe cleaners assemble following the directions here from our nature ornament. They can wrap and unwrap their hearts over and over again.
These cardboard lacing hearts are a great little boredom buster to keep on hand. You can let your kid help in the creation by painting your cardboard hearts before attaching your yarn. Make sure to use a piece of tape on the tip to act like a needle. This will help the yarn from fraying at the end. They can go along the edges or criss-cross the top of the heart.
All of these projects make great Valentine’s Day activities for preschoolers. Some of them will even entertain your older children too! We will be adding to our Valentine’s Day archive all season long so make sure to check back soon!