Last year, my preschool students had a great time making their parents Valentine’s Day gifts! It was a simple Valentine craft for kids that combined literacy, math, and gift-giving.
Easy Valentine craft for kids to make for their families
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What we did
I set out two plates – one filled with the Kisses, and one filled with the Hugs. I cut out two small hearts from construction paper and labeled both kinds of chocolate. I placed the number ten on each heart as well.
Once everything was set up, I called the children over in small groups. I told the kiddos they were going to give their parents chocolate hugs and kisses. They were pretty excited to make their parents presents for Valentine’s Day. I have to admit, I loved their enthusiasm for our little project!
I had the boys and girls write “XOXO love, (name)” on the front of a white paper bag. Some of the children could do this on their own, while others needed to reference my example or get help from me.
Once the writing was done, they moved onto decorating the bags. I gave them free rein with foam stickers, markers, and construction paper. Some of them got incredibly creative with their bags!
After the gift bags were completed, it was time to add the goodies. I had each child count out ten of both types of chocolate. This was a great way to work on counting and one-to-one correspondence. We even worked in some addition and subtraction, all while the children made a gift for their parents.
Do you have any valentine crafts for kids to make? Perhaps a favorite child-made gift for families? If so, I’d love to hear about them in the comments below!
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