Valentine's Day Crafts for Preschoolers

I hope these arts and crafts ideas for Valentines Day will help create wonderful memories with your child. Remember it is the process and NEVER the product or as my good friend likes to say, "There are no mistakes in art."

Valentine's Day Crafts for Kindergarten

Love Bird

Inspired by the sweet and lovable birds, this art activity is a favorite among children since it is somewhat magical... turning hears into birds.

Love Bird

Develops: Fine Motor Skills

Materials

White paper
Pencil
Crayons
Glue
Scissors

Directions

1. Cut out three sized hearts

2. Glue the smallest heart to the largest heart - This is the head.

3. Draw eyes and beak.

4. Cut fringes to the middle heart.

5. Glue the middle heart to the other side of the largest heart.

Valentine's Day Card

There are lots of Be My Valentine card ideas and truthfully the more open ended you can allow your activity to be the better. Ideally you will place lots and lots of different materials (color papers, foam shapes, strings, colors and so on) and allow the children to explore and create their own individual card. Here is an idea for one type of card:

Valentine's Day Card

Develops: Fine Motor Skills

Materials

White paper
Color paper
Scissors
Glue

Directions

1. Using the white paper, cut out the shape of a heart

2. Fold the paper into 1/8.

3. Cut out figures and shapes through all the layers.

4. Unfold and glue on the color paper.

5. Decorate with crayons, sparkles and anything else fancy.

Heart in Heart

This can be a great group project teaching the children that we are all connected. Each child makes their own heart and than they attach it to one another.

Heart in Heart

Develops: Social Emotional Development

Materials

Colored paper
Scissors
Glue
Lots of Art Supplies

Heart Person

Some years I have made with the children a large heart person as a mobile and other years a small sized one that we glued magnet on the back of it and it became a fridge magnet. The choice is yours.

Heart Person

Develops: Math Skills - Shapes, Fine Motor Skills

Materials

Colorful Paper
Foam Heart Shapes (or Stickers)
Glue
Scissors

Directions

1. Cut out a heart shape.

2. Cut out strips for legs and arms.

3. Glue eyes, nose, mouth, legs and arms.

Hand in Hand

A great way to capture those little hands.

Hand in Hand

Materials

Paper
Paint
Paper Squares for Frame (optional)

Directions

1. Allow the children to play with the paint and cover their hands with paint.

2. Print their hands on the paper.

3. Glue the squares for the frame.

Rock Solid Love

This simple art was inspired by my son who is an avid rock collector.

Develops: Love for Nature

Materials

Rock
Permanent Marker
Paint (optional)
Sparkles (optional)

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