Show the love: Valentine’s Day Crafts and Activities for Your Classroom. One of my favorite holidays, Valentine’s Day, is just around the corner. One of the reasons I love this holiday is because it’s all about love. However, I don’t think it needs to be ‘boxed in’ to just romantic love. I think it’s important to acknowledge all kinds of love-for parents, friends, relatives, pets, teachers, etc. Here are some ideas for crafts and activities for different kinds of love that can be used all throughout the month of February.
Show the love: Valentine’s Day Craft and Activities for Your Classroom
Fingerprint Heart-Cut out a heart shape and let your kids paint them with their fingers, leaving fingerprints behind.
Puff paint heart-Mix together glue, shaving cream and food coloring to make puff paint and let the kids paint with it. You can find a recipe for puff paint here.
Little love letters-Younger kids can tell you what they love about their parents in their Valentine’s while older kids can write short letters to their parents, siblings, etc about why they love them.
Footprint Valentine’s-Paint your kids feet and then turn it into one of three designs-flower, ladybug, or race car and write something to go with it like, “My love grows for you everyday.” (Flower), “Crawling into your heart.” (Ladybug) or “Racing to be first place as your Valentine.”
Lacing Heart-Cut out a heart shape on different colors of card stock and then punch holes around the outside, give your kids a piece of yarn to lace with.
More Valentine’s Day Crafts
Heart Pencil Toppers from TheBestIdeasForKids.com
Valentine’s Dog-Cut out a big red heart and a big pink heart. Turn the red heart upside down. Cut the pink heart in half and glue each piece on either side at the bottom of the upside down heart. Add small hearts as eyes and a nose.
Preschool Valentine Sorting Activity from teaching2and3yearolds.com
Cookie Decorating-Instead of having tons of sweet treats at your Valentine’s party, ask for healthier options and let your kids make their own treat. Get some plain sugar Valentine cut outs from your local bakery and let the kids decorate them with different colored frosting and sprinkles.
Valentine Play Dough from Eatdrinkandsavemoney.com.
Valentine’s Games from Makoodle.
Homemade Crayonsfrom Wildflower Ramblings-These crayons are edible and safe for even the littlest artists.
Musical Heartsfrom NoTimeForFlashcards.com.
Valentine Bowling-Buy a plain bowling set and decorate for Valentine’s Day to help kids get rid of some of that extra steam.
Valentine Sensory Table-Fill your sensory table with different colored pom poms, heart beads, pink/white/purple marbles, etc.
Your kids will soon be learning about love and loving their Valentine’s Day.