30 Valentine crafts and activities for kids, including heart art ideas, class Valentine’s, handmade gifts, and a list of favorite picture books about Valentine’s Day
Updated January 2021
If you haven’t already, that is.
I don’t know about you, but we start making hearts part of our creative making and playing on the early side. Sometimes a full month in advance, because, well, HEARTS! But in the interest of keeping things a little more seasonally appropriate for the rest of you I decided to wait until February 1st for this post.
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!
30 Valentine Crafts and Activities for Kids
Note: Please feel free to add your own favorite Valentine’s Day crafts and activities in a comment at the end of this post!
5 Valentine Process Art Projects
There’s always simply drawing, collaging, or painting on heart-shaped paper, but here are some more elaborate heart art activities.
4) Papel picado
6 Valentine Crafts for Kids
5 Class Valentines Kids Can Make
(See also the color-mixing Valentine’s under heart art activities and the process art Valentine’s under crafts above.)
4 Valentine Activities for Kids
5 Handmade Heart Gifts to Make
25) Clay coil hearts
4 Valentine Treats to Bake
You can cook just about anything in a heart shape, right? We’ve made heart cookies, of course, but also heart cakes, heart lollipops, heart-shaped hand pies, heart pizzas, and even heart-shaped doughnuts!
Read Valentine Books for Kids
30) Head to the library and check out some books about Valentine’s Day.
Need some suggestions? Ask your children’s librarian or try some of these:
- The Day it Rained Hearts by Felicia Bond
- Franklin’s Valentines by Paulette Bourgeois
- Pete the Cat: Valentine’s Day is Cool by James and Kimberly Dean
- Roses are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink by Diane deGroat
- The Biggest Valentine Ever by Steven Kroll and Jeni Bassett
- How Do I Love You? by P.K. Hallinan
- If Kisses Were Colors by Janet Lawler
How about you? What are your favorite Valentine crafts and activities for kids? Something from this list or something different? Please share in the comments!
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