Valentines Theme

Pre-K & Preschool theme ideas for learning about Valentines Day.

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Books

Check here for a complete list of Books about Valentine’s Day!

Valentine Books for Pre-K and Preschool

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.

Valentine Mailbags

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.

Valentine Tissue Heart Art

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.

Valentine Heart Art

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.

Valentine Class Book

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 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. Print the Sorting Sheets here.

Valentine Sorting

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. Print the Pattern Grids here.

Valentine Patterns

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. Print the large numeral sheets here.

Valentine Counting

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.

Valentine Grid Games

{Math}
Read about and print here: Grid Games

Valentine Grid Games

Valentine Bingo Stamping Game

Read about and print the Valentine Bingo Game here.

Valentine Bingo Games

Valentine Roll and Write Game

Read about and print the Valentine Roll and Write Game here.

Valentine Roll and Write Game

Queen of Hearts Tarts

{Cooking/Snack}
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.

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

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