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30 Valentine’s Day Activities for Kids

by The Artful Parent Editorial Team
January 22, 2024

Valentine’s Day activities for kids including Valentine art projects, baking ideas and books for celebrating love & friendship.

Updated December 2023

It’s almost February! And you know what that means, right? It’s time to start thinking about homemade valentines and Valentine’s Day crafts!

If you haven’t already, that is.

We get started including hearts in our creative making and playing on the early side. Sometimes a full month in advance, because, well, HEARTS!

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Photo by Rachel Withers

So here you go!

A whole month of Valentine crafts and activities for kids, including heart art, craft projects, handmade gifts, Valentine treats, books about Valentine’s Day, and more!

Valentine’s Day Activities for Kids

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Photo by Andrea Martelle

5 Heart Art Projects

There’s always simply drawing, collaging, or painting on heart-shaped paper, but here are some more elaborate heart art activities.

1. Make Blot Art Hearts

2. Suncatcher Heartstrings with Melted Crayon Hearts

3. Coffee Filter Hearts for the Window

4. Papel Picado

5. Faux Stained-Glass Valentines with Black Glue

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Photo by Rachel Withers

5 Easy Valentine Crafts for Kids

6. The Best Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids

7. Make a DIY Valentine’s Box

8. Make a Valentine’s Day Garland

9. DIY Heart Crowns

10. 11 Easy Valentine Crafts for Toddlers

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Photo by Rachel Withers

5 Homemade Valentines Kids Can Make

11. DIY Valentines for Kids with Cardboard Hearts

12. Glitter Rock Valentines

13. 12 Homemade Valentines Cards for Kids

14. Fun and Easy Painting Valentines for Toddlers

15. Easy Foil Heart Valentines

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Photo by Rachel Withers

5 Valentine’s Day Activities for Kids

16. Decorate for Valentine’s Day!

17. Set up a Valentine Themed Sensory Bin!

18. The Best Books and Crafts for Valentine’s Day

19. Try an Interactive Heart Drawing Activity

20. Paint a Map of Your Heart

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Photo by Rachel Withers

5 Homemade Gifts for Valentine’s Day

21. Make Clay Hearts

22. Melt Beads to Make Suncatcher Hearts

23. Make Sharpie Tie Dye Pillows

24. Decoupaged Heart Rocks

25. Clay Coil Hearts

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Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

4 Valentine’s Day Baking Activities

You can cook just about anything in a heart shape, right?

26. Heart-Shaped Cherry Hand Pies

27. Make Cranberry Oatmeal Heart Cookies

28. Decorate Valentine Sugar Cookies

29. Make Peanut Butter Cups in Heart Molds

30. And don’t forget to head to the library and check out some books about Valentine’s Day. Need some suggestions? Check out our even bigger list of favorites!

Would you like a printable version of 30 Valentine Activities for Kids to hang on your fridge? 


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More Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids

Want even more creative ideas?

Check out our Hearts Activities pack!

We think you’re going to LOVE this sweet collection of adorable heart activities! This 32-page printable eBook is full of coloring pages, drawing prompts, games, and more!

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