Are you gearing up for Valentine’s Day? Here are over 60 valentine activities for preschoolers to add to your Valentine’s Day lesson plans.
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Valentine’s Day is often associated with hearts and sugar, and it’s a great impetus to talk with kiddos about their friends and families.
It’s also a good time to integrate fun, meaningful learning activities into the classroom and at home.
Below are a variety of valentine activities for preschoolers to try next month. Which one would your kiddos enjoy?
Over 20 Valentine Activities for Preschoolers
I’ve included ideas for literacy, math, science, arts and crafts, sensory play, and even a treat!
Would you add any other activities to the list?
Literacy Valentine Activities
Make a fine motor valentine craft with pony beads, letter beads, and pipe cleaners. The children will love making their own beaded name hearts.
Encourage the children to use their names to learn early literacy skills. These three heart name crafts will inspire them to do just that.
Children can write their own books about the people and things the love. It’s simple to set up, gets the kids involved as authors and illustrators, and teaches so many important literacy concepts.
Math Valentine Activities for Preschoolers
Use heart-themed printable number cards to explore important early math skills this Valentine’s Day. Combine the cards with loose parts, candy hearts, or play dough for hands-on learning.
These free printable valentine games are perfect for preschoolers who love dice games. You can grab a color version or a black-and-white version.
This valentine math activity with broken heart numbers is simple to make and super easy to set up. The kids will have a blast with them in the math center.
Let the kiddos use candy hearts to explore math and science on a mirror box! They can use the conversation hearts for sorting, counting, and patterning. The mirrors add another dimension to the learning as they observe reflections.
Valentine’s Day Snack for Preschoolers
Bake some heart-shaped brownies with the children, and then get the kids in on a valentine act of kindness! It’s such fun to watch the children determine who should get the “you’ve been hugged!” delivery.
Make a special treat with marshmallows and colorful sprinkles. This is a very basic “cooking” activity that my son and his friends loved. Integrate literacy with a written “recipe”, while math can be practiced while counting and measuring.
Valentine’s Day Art Activities for Preschoolers
Encourage the preschoolers to explore their creative side for Valentine’s Day! Here are 20 awesome ideas for heart art for kids.
Science Valentine Activities for Preschoolers
Let your little scientists explore these candy heart experiments! Which liquids will dissolve the candies the fastest? This activity is a fun way to explore the scientific method with children.
Valentine’s Day Sensory Activities
This heart glitter jar is one of my favorite Valentine’s Day sensory activities! You just need a few ingredients to make it, and almost any kind of heart glitter will do.
Put together even more Valentine’s Day sensory jars with the children.
Break out the conversation hearts for a candy heart breaking fine motor activity! It was such fun to watch the children break up those candy hearts!
These playdough activities for Valentine’s Day will be great in your sensory center this February!
Check out 10 valentine sensory activities! There’s goop, play dough, water beads, and other fun sensory bins to try.
Valentine’s Day Art and Crafts
This heart print art is probably my favorite valentine art project for preschoolers. The children loved making the prints and displaying them around the classroom.
A valentine hand print craft can be fun to make, and the kids love giving them as gifts to their families.
Let the children create their own Valentine’s Day craft with tissue paper and oil pastels. Then sit back and watch as those kids get creative.
The holiday wouldn’t be complete without the exchange of valentines in the classroom! The students can make their very own paper plate valentines holder with this easy craft.
Make some straw art with the kids for Valentine’s Day. You can use the straws to create heart stamps, or you and the kids can treat the straw pieces as loose parts to create with.
Dye your own wooden hearts to inspire acts of kindness for kids in your classroom.
Here are some fingerprint heart gifts kids can make for their families. There are two variations, and both of them are simple to make with the children.
This super simple valentine craft for kids made a sweet gift for the kids’ families. Add some sweet treats, and you have a great parent gift.
Do you have any favorite valentine activities for preschoolers? I’d love to hear about them in the comments below! Which activity do you think your kids would enjoy trying first?
Preschool Lesson Plans for Valentine’s Day
Save time and get right to the playful learning with our printable lesson plan sets. Each set includes book suggestions, printable plans, over 30 learning activities (both whole group and centers) related to the theme, and corresponding printables.
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