Ready for the ultimate, only resource you will EVER need for Valentine’s Day Activities for Preschoolers? This page has it all! Looking for a Valentine’s Day craft? Check! An adorable loved-filled homemade gift? You got it! A learning activity with a heart theme? Take your pick! I hope you adore these hearts, love, glitter, pink, and red, sweet and cosy Valentine’s Day Activities.
February tends to be a difficult month for me. I am not sure if it is the shortness of the days, the greyness of the days, or the snowiness of the days. One way or another, I need to be aware of finding fun and cheerful things to do!
That is one of the reasons we really (really) celebrate the heck out of Valentine’s Day around here! We are talking pink and red decorations from corner to corner. Kitchen windows covered with doily hearts. Heart shaped snacks. Letters and numbers and all kind of learning with a Valentine’s twist.
I thought I would share with you all of the wonderful Valentine’s Day activities for preschoolers I have shared with you over the years, all in one spot.
Valentine’s Day Activities for Preschoolers:
Here you will find Valentine’s Day Crafts, Valentine’s Day Activities, as well as homemade gifts. I hope you find an idea or two just perfectly cheerful for you and your little preschooler(s) to enjoy this February.
Valentine’s Day Crafts
You can find all our Valentine’s Day Crafts on our landing page, Preschool Crafts for Valentines. Whether you love crafting hearts with rocks and sticks or red, pink and white paint on paper, we have something for you! Just like all our crafts and activities, they are simple, low-prep and can easily be modified for toddlers or older kids. We hope you LOVE them!
Valentine’s Day Activities
Valentine’s Activities for Preschoolers
Activities for Preschoolers – February Classroom Tour – We toured a local preschool classroom to find some tried and true Valentine’s Day activities for preschoolers. These fabulous activities cover a wide range of learning from fine and gross motor skills to literacy and imaginative play! Most can easily be set-up at home to encourage learning and independent play.
Independent Valentine Preschool Activities – These Valentine’s Day activities for preschoolers will provide your little one with open-ended opportunities to be creative. They are all easy to set-up and require standard craft items or things you can find at home.
5 Ways Kids Learn with Construction Paper Hearts – Who knew that cutting red, pink and white paper hearts in various sizes would encourage one hour of independent play? I didn’t! Let me show you how my three kids found five fun ways to learn and play with construction paper hearts!
Fun and Healthy Valentine’s Day Snack – Active, independent learners need a healthy snack to see them through their busy days. Try this simple Valentine-themed snack as a LOVE-ly surprise! Challenge your preschooler to make one for daddy or a sibling!
Valentine’s Day Activities for Toddlers
Valentine’s Playdough – Add some pizzazz to your regular play dough time with a dash of red, glitter and shine. Create an invitation to play by adding various red, sparkly or lacey items to encourage your preschoolers imagination!
Turn Milk into Plastic – I love easy peasy science experiments that allow me to use items I already have at home! With milk, vinegar and food coloring your little ones can make the very substance they will use to create some unique Valentine’s hearts.
Color Mixing with Heart Snowball Smashing – Get your preschoolers outdoors with this fun gross motor activity for Valentine’s Day. If the weather (or the snow) is less than ideal, I share some tips on how you can bring the heart snowball fun indoors.
Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas
Crafty Valentine’s Gifts Kids Can Make
Knitting for Kids – Knitting can improve a child’s focus, strengthen their fine motor skills and even improve their numeracy skills. (Not to mention the added bonus of having cute homemade gifts to offer loved ones!) This thorough list of easy knitting projects for kids does not sacrifice simple for beautiful. There are projects for beginners and gifts that will suit all tastes.
A Preschool Valentine’s Craft for Grama (or Mama) – This quick and adorable Valentine’s Day activity for preschoolers can double as a heart-melting card for any deserving Valentine.
String Heart Art – This simple and beautiful heart art can be completed by kids of all ages, depending on what step they participate in. Preschoolers will love joining in to wrap the yarn while young kids might want to hammer the nails themselves!
Homemade Valentine’s Gifts that Fill a Home with Love
Potpourri Making with Kids – These Valentine gifts are so irresistible I’m certain you’ll be saving one for yourself! Kids get to explore the properties of everyday items found in nature with all their senses. Preschoolers can practice their fine motor skills snipping, stirring and pouring items as they prepare their delightful gift.
Your Love Makes Me Grow Planters – This one will certainly have your Valentines melting! Invite your toddler or preschooler to paint a pot, then “plant” a special keepsake photo of themselves right into the soil! Who wouldn’t be eager to water this plant every day?
A Photo on Friday: I love you Picture Gift – Homemade Valentine’s gifts can’t get any simpler than this. Adorable preschooler poses for picture. Spell “I love you.” Melt hearts. Mission accomplished.
Calming Lavender Lotion Bar – Your kids will love making these simple 3 ingredient DIY lotion bars. They feel and smell heavenly!
Crafts, Lotions and Potions that will have you Running for Beeswax – Did I mention we like making our own natural products? We have become big fans of beeswax and loved learning about all its fascinating uses! This post collects various ideas for using beeswax from toiletry and well-being products to household problem solvers and decorations.
Well, what do you think? Did you find an idea or two to add a little sunshine to your February with your little ones? I hope so! There is nothing I would love more than to send a little fun and sun your way this time of year.
Happy Valentine’s Day friends!