Inside: I’ve put together 9 of our favorite Valentine activities that are easy and fun. Art, sensory, color recognition, counting … a perfect addition to your February ideas!
In the past 16 or so years I’ve been teaching preschool, we’ve done lots of different Valentine activities.
I wish I had started blogging that long ago so you could see them all! But, that would be quite a post, even if I did.
Fortunately, I have blogged about many of the activities, and I thought today I would share our very favorites.
9 Favorite Valentines Day Ideas for Kids
Our toddlers and preschoolers love playing with water and ice, so it was no surprise that they loved this frozen heart sensory bin! Easy to set up, easy to clean up.
We love painting with marbles and golf balls and do it every season, just changing the colors of the paint and the shape of the paper. These marble painted hearts are loved by energetic kids who get to keep moving while working!
Have your kids ever painted on foil? There is something about the texture that just makes it so fun! We added some extra fine motor by using Q-Tips instead of brushes. These foil hearts looked lovely in our classroom window!
It’s a real treat for kids to use a salad spinner at the art table! Our toddlers and preschoolers can do each step with little assistance. If you haven’t made spin art hearts yet, you must!
We love using recycled materials for our art activities. These cardboard hearts are super easy to make, and are a darling hanging in a window.
Gather your felt scraps and buttons! These festive hearts involve squeezing glue and adding colorful buttons.
Looking for a fun sorting and counting activity for your preschool valentine theme? This can be an independent or small group activity, and I’ve provided a free printable for you to use.
More Valentine ideas:
Valentine’s Day Theme Preschool Lesson Plans
Learn about love and kindness with your preschoolers in this engaging Valentine’s Day theme lesson plan set with ideas for reading, math, science & more.
This lesson plan set also includes:
1) Chocolate Taste Test (in color and b/w)
2) Heart Counting Mats 1-20
3) “I Love” Emergent Reader (2 versions)
4) Valentine Upper and Lowercase ABC Match (in color and b/w)
5) Valentine’s Day Dice Game (in color and b/w)
6) Valentine’s Day Letter Puzzles (in color and b/w)
7) 0-35 Valentine’s Day Number Cards (in color and b/w)
8) Valentine Roll and Graph Math Game (in color and b/w)
9) Printable Valentine Writing Papers
CLICK HERE for more information!
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