With Valentine’s Day just around the corner I decided to put together some of the greatest Valentine’s Day activities for kids.
Valentine’s Day can be a very exciting time for children.
Love is in the air – every way they look around!
So I’ve scoured the web to find the very best Valentine’s Day activities – everything from arts and crafts to recipes you can make together and free Valentine’s Day cards and printable activities that you can do with your children at home.
There’s a lot here so whatever your child’s into, I’m sure you’ll find something you can do together to make Valentine’s Day that little bit more special!
Here we go:
Math Valentine’s Day Activities For Kids
I wanted some of the resources I share to help your little ones develop some of their flourishing skills.
These free printables and activities can help your kids to improve their early math abilities. From counting and number recognition to shape and pattern:
Valentine’s Day Number Match Game (printable counting and number recognition game)
Roll and Cover Valentine’s Day Math Game from School Time Snippets
Heart Roll To Fill Counting Game from Modern Preschool
Valentine’s Day Skip Counting from A Dab of Glue Will Do
Measuring with Candy Hearts from Buggy and Buddy
Candy Heart Estimation Station from The Stem Laboratory
Valentine Math Facts Game from This Reading Mama
Related – to learn other ways to help strengthen your child’s mathematical mind why not check out 7 simple ways to develop preschool math skills.
Reading Valentine’s Day Activities and Printables for Kids
Here’s some great activities for your little reading stars. Reading has so many benefits for kids, and these activities can help with letter recognition, as well as sounding out and blending.
Valentine’s Day CVC Words (printable phonics game)
Valentine’s Day CVC Board Game from Liz’s Early Learning Spot
Valentine Alphabet Puzzle from Simple Living Creative Learning
Valentine’s Day Phonics Tic Tac Toe from Miss Decarbo
Valentine’s Day Letter Match from A Little Pinch of Perfect
Valentine’s Day Alphabet Match from Playdough to Plato
Valentine’s Day Consonant Blend Magnet Mats from The Kindergarten Connection
Writing Valentine’s Day Activities
These activities can help your little ones develop their letter formation and hand strength and dexterity – important pre-writing skills.
Valentine’s Day Cookie Pre-Writing Activity from The Letters of Literacy
Valentine’s Day Tracing from Creative Preschool Resources
Valentine Read & Write Sensory Bin from Life Over C’s
Valentine’s Day Writing Tray from The Art Kit Blog
STEM Valentine’s Day Activities for kids
These Valentine’s Day activities are for all the budding scientists out there!
Build a Tower with Conversation Hearts from Math Geek Mama
Build a Lego Heart from Little Bins for Little Hands
Dancing Candy Hearts Science Experiment from Steamsational
Valentine’s Day Conversation Heart Catapult from Joy in the Works
Fizzy Heart Science from Red Ted Art
Interlocking Crystal Hearts from Go Science Kids
Heart Marshmallow Toothpick Structures from Buggy and Buddy
Flying Cupids Static Electricity from Science Kiddo
Valentines Day Coding Bracelet from Little Bins for Little Hands
Valentine’s Day Games and Fun For Kids
And here are some printables and activities which are all about having fun. But remember, play is the greatest way young children learn, so even if it doesn’t seem like their learning – they definitely are!
Valentine’s Day Matching Game for Toddlers (free printable)
Valentines Day Slime from 123 Homeschool For Me
Valentine’s Day I Spy Game (free printable)
Valentine’s Day Play Dough from Mommyhooding
Valentine’s Day Color Matching Game (free printable)
Valentine’s Day Heart Matching Game from Totschooling
Valentine’s Day Arts and Crafts For Kids
Here’s some lovely Valentine’s Day themed arts and crafts ideas you can do with your children at home!
Build A Cupid – Cut And Paste Craft – Printable Templates
Heart Friendship Bracelets from Moms and Crafters
Love Bug Valentine Craft from Rhythms of Play
Valentine’s Day Pom Pom Monsters from Practically Functional
Valentine’s Day Conversation Heart Tree from Happiness is Homemade
Valentine’s Day Straw Toppers from Typically Simple
Heart Butterfly Craft from Gluesticks and Gumdrops
Fingerprint Heart Valentines Day Tree from Arty Crafty Kids
Valentine’s Day Cards
If you fancy making some cards with your little ones here are some great ideas!
Bubble Wrap Valentine’s Day Card from Mosswood Connections
I Love You To Pieces Card from The Best Ideas For Kids
I Turtle-Y Love You Valentine’s Day Card from A Little Pinch of Perfect
Love Bug Handprint Card from Arty Crafty Kids
Sign Language Valentine’s Day Handprint Card from Taming Little Monsters
I Hand You My Heart Card from Mommy’s Bundle
Valentine’s Day Recipes For Kids
Cooking together can be an amazing chance to bond with your children. But it can also be a time filled with learning opportunities.
You can teach them about measuring as you’re weighing the ingredients.
You can practice counting as you stir.
They can get better at telling the time as you set timers the food that is cooking.
And they can begin to learn important life skills such as how food is made and good hygiene skills.
So what are you waiting for – go and wash your hands and get cooking!
Valentine’s Day Heart Macaroons from Liv for Cake
Love Bug Ladybird Cookies from My Fussy Eater
Valentine Heart Biscuits from All About Kids
Strawberry Milkshake Cupcake from The Baking Fairy
Valentine’s Day Chocolate Pretzel Bites from Sugar Spice and Family Life
Mini Valentine’s Cookies from Living Sweet Moments
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Final Thoughts on Valentine’s Day Activities For Kids
Well there we have it!
There’s certainly a lot of Valentine’s Day activities, printables, crafts and recipes so I hope you find something that you and your little ones can do together to make Valentine’s Day that little bit more magical!
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Until next time,
Let’s nurtured those neurons!