Valentine’s Day activities for your kids is a fun thing to do this time of year. Whether you are big on celebrating the Hallmark holiday (as my husband puts it) or not, there are lots of fun ways to get your kids in the happy spirit. Check out these fun Valentine’s Day activities and printables I have created for you!
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Valentine’s Day Activities and Free Printables
Construction Paper Heart – Color Sorting
For this activity all you need is:
- Assorted colors of construction paper
- Container for dropping them into (I use an oatmeal container)
This project is simple!
Take the construction paper and lay the printable hearts sheet over it. Use a small piece of tape to secure them together while cutting. (You can also use a paper clip or stapler).
The hearts don’t have to be perfect! Just start cutting out different sizes and colors and create a pile.
I then cut an opening in the top of the oatmeal container.
My husband would be grossly dissapointed in my cutting skills, but making it perfect isn’t my goal! haha
Make sure the opening is big enough for your toddler to put the paper into. It may seem like a simple task to you, but this actually requires an immense amount of concentration and skill in the beginning.
Doing this activity will help your toddler learn colors and develop their gross motor skills! You can also add in different shapes for more learning.
If you would like: Print this PDF on standard 8.5″ x 11″ paper. I have created a sheet of hearts of different sizes. You can either cut out the hearts and trace them onto the construction paper for cutting, or do it as I mentioned above.
Help your toddler learn the different colors as they practice separating the hearts by color.
If you have an older child, you can get them involved in the heart making process with child safety scissors.
Make Your Own Sticker Valentine’s Day Cards
Having a young toddler doesn’t always make it super easy to make homemade gifts. Because toddlers will do what they want. And likewise, they won’t do what they don’t want to do!
I tried the “painted handprint” thing, and my little one looked at me like I was trying to chop her hand off or something.
So, I found this alternative idea of creating a sticker valentine!
Younger toddlers are not adept to drawing yet, so this way of card making is the best way to go to give something personalized from them!
We were literally just perusing the isle and came across these. It has so many cute stickers! (I don’t think we really needed more stickers, but how could I resist?)
We also picked out some Valentine’s Day inspired paper to make the cards out of!
Help your toddler understand what the stickers are. You can describe what each one is, and help them learn the shapes, animals, colors, etc.
At first, my little one was a little put off by the sticky thing she did not understand. But I showed her a few times and she started to get the hang of it!
Valentine’s Day Candy Grams
If you have a toddler in day care or an older child in school, making candy grams for their classmates is the sweetest thing to do!
These are printable Valentine’s Day tags you can help your child personalize with their classmates’ and friends’ names. And they can write their name (or in other words- you can show them how to write their name! hah)
I made 6 tags each with a unique phrase. Each tag is 8.5cm x 5cm
The 6 phrases are:
- You are sweet!
- You are awesome!
- I am so happy we are friends!
- Happy Valentine’s Day!
- Stay Sweet!
- I hope your day is great!
Valentine’s Day Activities: Free Printables
Valentine’s Day Word Search
Valentine’s Day Word Scramble
I Love You Because…
What are some of your favorite Valentine’s Day activities to do with your little ones? I would love to hear from you in the comments below!