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5 Easy Valentines Day Crafts for Kids
Love is in the air, and friendship parties are right around the corner. If you’re looking for easy Valentines Day crafts for kids, then you’ve come to the right place!
Kiddos can show their love with a writing craft, simple Valentines Day crafts, or with a Valentine’s Day treat to pass out at a classroom party. Let’s take a look at these 5 easy Valentines Day crafts for kids.
Kids Valentines Day Crafts
I love you to Pieces | Valentines Day Writing Craft
Since Valentines Day is all about showing your loved ones how much you care about them, it’s important to remember a Valentines gift from kids to the parent.
I love you to pieces is a perfect keepsake for the students to take home on Valentines Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or any occasion just to say I love you!
Students address the printable I Love You letter to a family member, complete the sentence ” I love you to pieces, because _______”, then fill in the heart with pieces of red, pink, and purple construction paper.
Best of all, the kiddos love tearing their own construction paper into tiny pieces. I especially love Valentines Day crafts for kids, such as I Love You to Pieces, because kids also build fine motor skills when tearing and handling the small pieces of paper.
Get your “I Love You to Pieces” printable, HERE.
Valentines Day Heart Wreath
Get your paper plates and foam hearts ready for fun crafting time with the kids.
Listen-and-respond crafts, which require step-by-step directions, are fun, but require a lot of your attention. This heart wreath is an easy Valentines Day craft the kids can do on their own.
Teachers, you most likely you have assessments or report card comments to be working on.
Parents, you have a ton of things to get done around the house, such as laundry, cleaning, bills to pay, and dinner to make.
Either way, friends, this is the type of craft you can set out, and let the kiddos work on independently.
This Valentines heart wreath will keep them busy, and free you up to tackle that to-do list!
All you need are foam heart stickers and paper plates!
Simply cut the inner circle out of the plate, and have the kiddos place the foam hearts all around the outside.
Yarn Wrapped Heart | Valentines Day Crafts for Kids
I love incorporating sensory-based play into learning activities.
If you have a Valentines Day sensory bin in your classroom, or at home, this would be a great extension activity. Yarn is soft, colorful, and calming to the kiddos.
To prep for this activity, simply cut hearts out of cardboard. If you’re like me, you probably have amazon boxes laying around that you can re-purpose. Check out my classroom favorites in my amazon storefront, here.
Simply tape a piece of Valentines Day Ombre yarn to the back of the heart, and let the kids begin wrapping the yard around the cardboard heart.
They repeat this over and over, and in all directions, until they have a full yarn heart.
When done, tie a knot to make sure it doesn’t unravel. You can also create a loop at the top to make yarn heart ornaments. This would be good if you want to add simple Valentines Day decorations around the room.
Valentines Day Pointers
If you are looking for a cheap DIY Valentines Day gift for kids, these heart pointers are the answer!
Keep the learning fun, and encourage their early reading skills, with a Valentines Day pointer!
The kids can use this with their leveled books, in a classroom library, during guided reading lessons, or take home to read words around the house.
This easy Valentines Day craft would also be great for read and write the room activities. They can carry their heart pointer around with them, pointing to, and writing, Valentine vocabulary words.
Simply put a foam sticker at the top of the craft stick, flip it over, and repeat.
When done, there will be a foam heart sticker on both sides! Then, allow the kiddos to decorate their craft stick with markers.
They can write their name, draw hearts, or whatever else comes to mind when they think of Valentines Day.
Let’s take a look at the last of these Valentines Day Crafts for kids.
Easy Valentine’s Bracelet for Kids| Friendship Bracelets
Don’t scroll past thinking this is a Valentines Day craft for girls.
These friendship bracelets make a fun DIY Valentines craft for boys and girls.
You can integrate learning with this easy Valentine’s Day craft with more beads and a little creativity.
For example, put out multiple colors of beads, and have the kiddos make a simple pattern, such as red, white, purple… If you have letter beads laying around, put them in the mix, and encourage the kiddos to build their name.
They can also build Valentine’s Day vocabulary words, such as love and friends.
Valentines Day Treat
Friends love to eat cookies together; right?
This easy Valentines Day craft is also a simple Valentine’s Day treat your kiddos will love!
Set out some sugar cookies, a couple bowls of icing, and some sprinkles, and watch as your kiddos have so much fun together! Sure, it can be messy, but it’s all about the fun and memories!
There are several options to make these Valentines Day cookies. You can use a heart cookie cutter to make your own cookies, or buy un-iced heart shaped sugar cookies and skip the baking! If you are on a budget, you will save a ton of money making the cookies yourself. I guess it’s up to how much time you have.
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