This year I wanted to have my kids make a special Valentine craft for each of their grandmas (and their great grandma too). It is not at all hard to find a preschool Valentine craft right now on Pinterest – and in fact, we have already made a pretty cute – and super simple – Valentines Day craft – celery heart stamping. And I have posted about Independent Valentine activities for preschoolers too. But I wanted these particular Valentine’s cards to really mean something – both for my kids and for the Grandmas.
Over Christmas we made some hand print Christmas ornaments, which were very well received. So I knew a hand print Valentine craft was a good idea. My kids also say cute and funny things so I thought it would be fun to add in some things they love about their grandparents.
Mix all of those things together, and that is how we got our 5 Reasons I Love Grandma cards.
This particular preschool Valentine craft would be great in a preschool classroom, as it could be easily made into a 5 Reasons I Love Mama card. Who wouldn’t love to receive one of those?!
To make this preschool Valentine craft:
I painted my preschoolers hand pink, and he made a hand print on a piece of paper (I folded a large piece of paper like a card and had him use the cover, as I wanted my other 2 to make hand prints inside)
Once the hand print was dried, I painted Sam’s thumb red and he stamped his thumb prints in the shape of a heart (ish) in the middle of the hand print
Finally (and this was the fun part), I asked my preschool for 5 reasons why he loved each particular Grandma. His answers were sweet (because you knit me hats, I love your hugs), funny (I love that you give me gummy bears), and down right hilarious (I love playing with your big elastics). I wrote his responses over his hand print, one response for each finger.
Then we stamped the babies hand and Madeline’s hand (11) inside the card. I left the babe’s hand just plain, but Madeline added in her five reasons with her hand print.
I know these Grandma’s of our will love their Valentine craft – and I hope they feel the love that my little ones have for them.
This preschool Valentine craft is a great opportunity for little ones to show their appreciation for those who love them, and it makes a darling keepsake as well.
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