Pre-K & Preschool theme ideas for learning about Valentines Day.
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Valentines Art Activities
Valentine Mailbags and Mailboxes
Here are some simple ideas for Valentine holders for children to decorate! Read more here: Valentine Mailboxes and Mailbags.
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.
Doily Heart Art
The children painted these doily hearts using Colorations liquid watercolor with Q-tips. The Q-tips worked great with the liquid watercolor.
Valentines Literacy Activities
Make a Valentine Card
Children can make their own Valentine card for family or friends using the printable card available here: Writing Center Printables. This activity makes a great independent activity for Small Group time or arrival time. Children can decorate the cards with stamps, markers, stickers, foamie shapes, sequins, and more.
Valentine Dot Marker Card
Print out this Valentine Dot Marker Card and have children stamp it with dot markers. You can also have children decorate the card by placing colorful sequins or heart stickers in each heart!
You can also use this printable for a fine motor activity by placing candy hearts in each of the small hearts.
Download: Valentine Dot Marker Card
Valentines Class Book
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. Use this free printable template for the pages of your book.
Download: Free Printable Valentine Class Book
Valentine Bingo Stamping Game
Use this bingo stamping game to practice letter or numeral recognition. Print out the bingo page, write the letters or numbers you want your students to practice, and make copies. Get the printable here: Valentine Bingo Game here.
Valentine Roll and Write Game
Children love this game to practice writing skills! Read about and print the Valentine Roll and Write Game here.
Valentines Math Activities
Valentine Grid Games
This printable game is used to practice counting and one-to-one correspondence. Read about and print here: Grid Games
Valentine Roll and Cover Game
This roll and cover game can be used to practice counting and numeral recognition. Read about and print it here: Roll and Cover Games
Valentines Paper Punch Math
I use a heart shaped Martha Stewart craft puncher to cut out the pieces from construction paper. You can use these paper punches for sorting, patterns, and numbers with these free printables.
Sorting: 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.
Patterns: Children glue the cutouts on the paper pattern strip. You can do AB, AABB, ABC, ABB, AAB, etc. Print the Pattern Grids here.
Counting: 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 Count & Clip Cards
Children will count the balloons (for numbers 1-10) and the roses (for numbers 12-20). They will clip the correct numeral with a clothespin. Print these count and clip cards here:
Download: Valentine Count & Clip
Valentines Cooking Activities
Queen of Hearts “Tarts”
Children make their own Queen of Hearts tarts by mixing two spoonfuls of cream cheese (or use white icing) with two spoonfuls of strawberry preserves in a cup. Spread the mixture onto vanilla wafers, and add red hots.
More Valentines Activities
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.
Find more activities here: Valentine Activities for Pre-K
You’ll also like these resources…
- Valentines @ Pre-KPages.com
- Spin Art Valentines @ Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds
- Valentine Activities @ Living Montessori Now
- Valentine Cutting & Tracing & Fun-a-Day
- Candy Heart Activities @ Early Learning Ideas
- Valentine’s Button Drop Counting @ Stay at Home Educator
- Valentine Heart Numbers @ Preschool Inspirations