Below you’ll find 15 heart crafts for preschoolers that are sure to delight the kids. I think they’re perfect for your valentine activities for preschoolers, family gifts, or even a friendship or kindness theme.
I love integrating process art into the classroom, and at home. In fact, I think it should really be the basis for preschool art on a day-to-day basis.
But I’m also a fan of crafts, too! As long as they aren’t of the “you must do them exactly the same way” variety. There’s a lot of room in crafts to let kids make choices, express their individuality, and be creative.
Crafts, like process art, allow children to explore different early learning concepts. Here are a few skills kids can practice while crafting:
- Multi-step directions
- Fine motor skills
- Color identification
- Shape identification
Since Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, I wanted to put together some fun heart crafts for preschoolers to make! Mind you, these would be fun outside of Valentine’s Day too!
Heart Crafts for Preschoolers
Now let’s jump into the heart fun! Read below for super fun ideas to try with the kids.
Children will work on both letter formation and name formation with our heart name crafts!
Give your students the opportunity to practice building their names with our beaded name hearts.
This washi tape heart suncatcher that is perfect for kids who love colorful tape.
Students will practice fine motor skills, shape identification, matching colors, AND sequencing with a cheerful rainbow wall decoration.
This heart garland is such a lovely way to include the children in decorating the classroom!
Kids who love sewing projects will get a kick out of a paper plate heart sewing craft!
You don’t need much to engage the kids with this super simple yarn-wrapped heart craft.
This puppy love preschool heart craft is a handmade valentine sure to make dog lovers go gaga!
A puffy heart craft is a must-include in your heart crafts for preschoolers!
I know in my heart of hearts that your students are going to love this easy glitter heart craft! See what I did there?!
This cardboard pompom heart craft would be is a super cute craft as is, but it really just screams valentine invitation to me!
This heart suncatcher craft is such a fun craft that is easily modified for different themes!
Repurpose those incomplete puzzles with a Valentine’s Day puzzle wreath!
This layered heart valentine craft is a great way for children to practice sorting small to large.
These kid-made heart bird feeder ornaments give the children the opportunity to create something functional that they can use to observe nature!
Which of these heart crafts are you and the preschoolers going to try first?
Materials for Your Heart Crafts
As always, I’m going to suggest that you take a look at your supply closet first. See what crafting supplies you already have lurking in your art stash. If possible, choose an activity based on what you already have on-hand.
Of course, if your arts materials need to be replenished (or you just want to splurge on some new items), then go for it!
Here are a few material suggestions for your heart crafts for preschoolers:
Heart Lesson Plans
If these heart crafts for preschoolers were a hit with your students, be sure to check out Preschool Teacher 101’s heart lesson plans! Over 150 pages of detailed plans, book suggestions, related printables, and more . . . already done for you!
Here are a few more resources you might enjoy. Just click on the images below for more information. And be sure to join The Pack from Preschool Teacher 101’s waiting list. Members have even more at their fingertips!
Valentine’s Day Books for Kids
I can’t help it! I just had to include a few book suggestions, too. In case you haven’t noticed, I’m a big believer in reading aloud to kids (of all ages)!
So here are some book ideas to pair with your heart crafts for preschoolers. Do you have any favorites I’m missing?