Valentines Theme

Pre-K & Preschool theme ideas for Valentines Day

Books


Rhymes

Queen of Hearts Nursery Rhyme

The queen of hearts,
She made some tarts
All on a summer’s day.

The knave of hearts,
He stole those tarts
And took them clean away.


Songs


Printables

treat bag topper
Valentine Treat Bag Toppers



Valentine Picture-Word Cards



Valentine Lacing Cards


Valentine Bingo
Look for the Valentine Bingo game on the Bingo Games page.


Grid  Games
Look for the Valentine Grid Game on the Grid Games page for math.


Valentine
Valentine Alphabet Game


Valentine Letter Sounds Phonics
Valentine Letter Sounds Mats Set 1


Valentine Letter Sounds Phonics
Valentine Letter Sounds Mats Set 2


Candy Heart Patterns
Candy Heart Patterns


Candy Heart Sorting

Candy Heart Counting

Candy Heart Graphing

Candy Heart Sorting, Counting, Graphing

Activities

Valentines Theme

Valentine Mailbag

[Art]
The simplest Valentine holder is a white lunch bag. Children decorate their bag with heart doilies, Valentine stickers, paper hearts, and crayons.


mailbox

Valentine Mailboxes


Read about how to make these mailboxes with recyclables.


Valentines Theme

Tissue Hearts

[Art]
I trace a heart onto white paper with a black Sharpie. Children put red and pink tissue paper squares on the heart by painting over the pieces with liquid starch. When they are dry, the children cut out the heart.


Valentines Theme

Doily Hearts

[Art]
Every year (so far), the Dollar Tree has had these doily hearts. The children painted these using Colorations liquid watercolor with Q-tips. The Q-tips worked great with the liquid watercolor.


Valentines Theme

Valentines Class Book

[Literacy]
Children dictate the rest of the sentence: “I love ___” and draw a picture to illustrate. To make our class books, I use “presentation book covers” from an office supply store or Walmart. It has a sturdy plastic cover with a clear insert, and the pages are also clear inserts. I just slip in a page for the front cover, and slip in the children’s pages inside. These can be reused.


Story Retelling

This is an activity that goes with any theme. Choose a book that goes with the theme, and have the children retell the story.
Read the blog post here for details: story retelling


Valentines Theme

Valentines Sorting

[Math]
I use a heart shaped Martha Stewart craft puncher to cut out the pieces from construction paper. Give each child a bowl of assorted paper cutouts. Have them sort the paper cutouts onto the sorting sheet and glue them on.

Sorting Sheet

Sorting Sheet


Valentines Theme

Valentines Patterns

[Math]
I use a heart shaped Martha Stewart craft puncher to cut out the pieces from construction paper. Children glue the cutouts on the paper pattern strip. You can do AB, AABB, ABC, ABB, AAB, etc.

Pattern Sheet

Pattern Grid


Valentines Theme

Valentines Counting

[Math]
I use a heart shaped Martha Stewart craft puncher to cut out the pieces from construction paper. Print out the numeral sheets. Have children count out the correct amount of paper cutouts to glue onto the numeral.


How Many Hearts

[Math, Large Group]
Cut about ten pink and ten red hearts from construction paper or craft foam and place the hearts on the floor. Call on two children to come collect some hearts: “Zoe, come find 2 pink hearts. Brady come find 4 red hearts.” Ask the children to lay the hearts on the floor in a row and have the class count together to see how many hearts there are in all.


Queen of Hearts Tarts

[Cooking]
Children make their own tarts by mixing two spoonfuls of cream cheese with two spoonfuls of strawberry preserves in a cup. They spread the mixture onto vanilla wafers, and add red hots.

Packets Available from “Teachers Pay Teachers”

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