While I’m not a huge fan of Valentine’s day in the traditional sense, I totally love the excuse it gives me to craft and create with hearts and all things pink.
So if you’re anything like me and Valentine’s Day is your favorite excuse to do nothing but craft with the kiddos, this post is totally for you!
Check out my mega list of Valentine’s Day activities for kids — from simple crafts to complex STEAM projects!
Heart Crafts for Kids
It doesn’t get more simple than this — heart crafts are seriously the perfect match for Valentine’s day!
From paper hearts to fabric hearts and everything in between, each of these heart crafts are perfect for this time of year.
Kick-off your crafting with some awesome paper heart crafts for kids!
Some of these are so stinkin’ cute!
Have a mermaid lover? This adorable mermaid heart papercraft via Only Passionate Curiosity is seriously the cutest, you guys! I totally need to do this one with my 8-year-old. I’m also absolutely loving these paper heart snowflakes via Red Ted Art!
While both of those crafts are perfect for crafting with littles, these 3D paper hearts via Suburbia Unwrapped and origami heart bookmarks via The Gingerbread House are perfect for craft-loving older kiddos!
Fingerprint Art & Heart Stamps
If there is one thing I love about getting creative with kids is the fact that we can make some awesome keepsakes that I can cherish for years to come! Which is why I just had to include fingerprint crafts on my list of Valentine’s day activities!
Not going to lie, these stamps crafts look pretty awesome too.
Who doesn’t love a good toilet paper craft?? This toilet paper roll heart stamp via Crafting with Kids is such an easy option for all ages! Totally love this heart potato stamp via DFW Craft Shows as well!
Love keepsake crafts as much as I do? It seriously doesn’t get any cuter than these heart friendship rocks via Red Ted Art! Oh, my word. These little rocks would be a great gift for grandparents.
If you are looking for something more suited for littles, this simple fingerprint heart via A Dab of Glue with Do is a perfect fit!
Canvas Art & String Hearts
Cute projects that work for older kids can be hard to come which is why I absolutely had to include these awesome Valentine’s day activities on my list of fun.
They are seriously beautiful works of art!
While I’m not totally in love with the idea of long-drawn-out activities when working with littles, they are both ideal for older children that love to practice a little creative independence.
Second, check these out!! Oh my goodness, I am totally in love with both of these projects! This colorful heart string activity via Lil Tigers and this heart string art via DIY & Crafts are both executed beautifully!
Crafty Heart Decorations
I love a good holiday craft that doubles as a decoration and these ones don’t disappoint!
Ok, let’s talk banners and garland — seriously my favorite way to decorate for any holiday.
Looking for a more natural option? This Clay Heart Garland via The Boondocks Blog looks like such a fun project!
I’m totally loving the uniqueness of this Tin Foil Heart Garland via Recreated Designs as well!
I tried to keep this list more activity-based, than decorations, but this one was way too cute not to include! This Heart-Shaped Valentine Wreath via The Soccer Mom Blog looks like such a fun Valentine’s day activity that can be enjoyed for years to come!
Felt, Fabric, & Stitching Heart Crafts
While I normally tend to stay away from sewing projects, I still somehow find myself drawn to cute fabric crafts — and these ones are just too cute not to share!
These felt heart plushes via Ottawa Mommy Club are stinkin’ adorable!! Plus, they could totally double as a fun decoration — think valentine’s tree.
Need a craft that doubles as a gift? This heart key fob via Albion Gould looks like the perfect choice!
Other Fun Heart Crafts for Kids
I had such a hard time narrowing down my heart craft choices for this list — there are seriously just so many great ones out there!
From simple and personal to complex and unique! Check out the rest of my favorite heart craft projects below.
Ok, you totally have to check out this black glue heart art project via Red Ted Art. Not going to lie, I kind of want to make this craft myself! This one is seriously gorgeous!
However, If glue art doesn’t strike your fancy, try keeping things simple and budget-friendly with this cute pipe cleaner heart via In the Playroom. Such a classic craft for little ones!
Another good one I just had to include! Check out this adorable love bug pop-up craft via The Soccer Mom Blog. What a cute way to get personal with your crafty gift-giving this Valentine’s day!
Last, but certainly not least, take a look at this simple watercolor heart craft via The DIY Nuts — such an easy project for all ages!
Valentine’s Day Card Ideas
Well, it just wouldn’t be a Valentine’s day activities list without a little card-making action, am I right??
Check out some of these super cute Valentine card ideas for kids!
When it comes to card making, I’m all about the simple and these cards deliver!
While still a pretty simple project, this folded handprint card via When is Dinner? takes your card giving game up a notch by adding a little personalization! I have done this one with my kids in the past and they are still one of my favorite keepsakes to this day!
Need something unique? Create a piece of my heart card via The Soccer Mom Blog.
Other Awesome Valentine’s Day Craft Ideas
While heart crafts & cards are the perfect fit for Valentine’s day, these other crafts fit the bill too!
Check out all these adorable Valentine’s day crafts for kids!
Oh, my word! Handprint crafts are seriously the best and this handful of love craft via Taming Little Monsters is such a unique one! So cute, you guys!
Speaking of unique crafts, this valentine’s snow globe via Simple Everyday Mom is one of the most original ideas I’ve seen this year! Such a fun craft idea!
Ok, this is a super simple one, but also so neat! These little conversation magnets via Crafts by Amanda can double as a valentine gift for friends and family, or you can simply make them for your own fridge. So, so cute!
Lovebugs & Monsters
Is there anything cuter than a lovebug or monster craft? I think not.
Check out these adorable crafting options for the kiddos!
Looking for a craft option that is monstrously cute? (see what I did there? Haha!) Craft up this super cute love monster craft via Simple Everyday Mom. I seriously can’t stop looking at this one!
Gnomes are super in right now!
So naturally, I had to include these adorable little guys on my fabulous list of Valentine’s day activities!
Check em’ out!
I’m a little bit of a gnome addict, so I’m totally loving both of these!!
Got an animal-loving kiddo on your hands?? I’ve got just what you need for Valentine’s day this year!
Not only are these crafts adorable, but they are totally perfect for littles!
First, check out this bear valentine via Simple Everyday Mom. How cute is this??
Second, who doesn’t love owls?? This owl craft via Red Ted Art looks like such a fun one! Plus, I’m a total sucker for anything that involves giving new life to a toilet paper roll — haha!
Last, get your craft on with this adorable sloth papercraft via Twin Cities Frugal Mom or try out this cute unicorn valentine craft via Simple Everyday Mom that is the perfect option for your little unicorn lover!
I seriously can’t decide which one of these crafts I like best! They are all so darn cute!!
Printable Activities for Valentine’s Day
Yes! These types of simple Valentine’s day activities are my jam.
While I do enjoy a good craft every now and again, I tend to fall on the lazy side of holiday celebrating. I like easy and let’s just face it, printable activities are exactly that.
BINGO Valentine’s Day Activities
I totally love playing BINGO with my kiddos and these printable Valentine’s day versions look like so much fun!!
I’ve got 4 fun options for you! Check them out.
- Valentine BINGO via Crayons & Cravings
- Valentine BINGO via Homeschool of 1
- Conversation hearts BINGO via Artsy Fartsy Mama
- Valentine’s BINGO cards via Confessions of Parenting
Pick your favorite and get your game on!
Valentine Word Searches & Puzzles
Who doesn’t love a good word search?
I love them so much, I would seriously print some of these off for myself.
I Spy & Scavenger Hunt Valentine’s Day Activities
Ok, THIS is where it’s at!
Kids totally love scavenger hunts and these look like a blast!
Need a sit-down scavenger hunt instead? Try out this super cute I spy valentines sheet via Organized 31 instead!
Valentine’s Day Coloring Activity Sheets
Coloring sheets are a must for any holiday celebration — including Valentine’s day!
Get to coloring with these fun coloring pages via Arts & Crackers. These are perfect for crafty older kids or even adults!
Need a little diversity? Take your coloring game up a notch with these educational color by number worksheets via Beth Ann Averill.
Ready for my absolute favorite coloring sheet find?
This color and find activity sheet via Prairie Roots Homeschool is seriously the cutest! This one looks like so much fun!!
Other Fun Printable Valentine’s Day Activities
From printable valentines to cute bookmarks, these printable activities are perfect for any Valentine’s day celebration!
This was another list I had a really hard time narrowing down. There are just SO many great printable Valentine’s day activities out there!
Check out all 10 and pick your favorite!
- Valentine symmetry pages via Hess Un-Academy
- Valentine printables via Mimosas & Motherhood
- Foldable valentines via Mimosas & Motherhood
- Printable valentines via All About Baby Blog
- Valentine poem printables via Simply Full of Delight
- Printable bookmarks via Family Focus Blog
- Printable heart template via Healthy Happy Impactful
- ASL I love you printable via Two Pink Peonies
- Dot marker printable via Two Pink Peonies
- I love you because hearts via Dear Jane Paper
Hands-on Kid Activities for Valentine’s Day
Every holiday is a good excuse for hands-on fun! From creating slime to experimenting in the kitchen, this list of Valentine’s day activities just got a little more exciting!
Check it out!
Valentine Slime Recipes
It’s slime time! Yup, I went there.
I feel like there are only 2 types of moms in the world — those who slime and those who don’t.
With that said, if slime isn’t officially banned in your house, check out these fun holiday editions!
I’ve got 2 valentine-approved slime recipes for you! Check them out!!
Valentine Approved Science Experiments
I’m a huge fan of all things STEAM year-round anyway, but these heart versions are just too cute not to try!
Check out these fun Valentine’s day activities!
All of these science experiments are classic and fun, but I absolutely love how my fellow bloggers turned them into valentine STEM activities!
Create some heart milk magic via Living Life & Learning, make your own borax crystal hearts via Mombrite, or do a fizzy heart experiment via Team Cartwright. All of these are such fun options for Valentine’s day!
Looking for something a little sweeter? Try this simple skittles experiment via Fun With Mama. I’ve personally done this with my little and it was so much fun!
Valentine Sensory Bins & Play Dough
If you have little ones you need to entertain while you work with big kids on their Valentine crafts & experiments, these are exactly what you need!
I actually leaned on rice sensory bins all the time when my youngest was preschool-aged.
To be honest, my big kids loved them too!
Let’s talk sensory bins.
I’ve actually got 2 super cute options for you!
This colorful rice sensory bin via Taming Little Monsters is such a fun option and this cute rice sensory bin via Two Pink Peonies looks so easy to put together! Rice is seriously so much fun for little ones!
If rice isn’t your style, this adorable valentine tinker tray via U Ready, Freddy? could be a great option for keeping your little one busy and engaged this Valentine’s day!
Another fun one to try? Valentine’s play dough via The Soccer Mom Blog.
Valentine Party Activities
Ok, I didn’t originally plan on having this category when I started this very long list of Valentine’s day activities, but… These are just way too good not to include!
If holiday parties are your thing, these would make a great addition to your Valentine’s day festivities!
First, we have this super cute DIY cracker craft via Lovely Indeed. This looks like such a fun way to celebrate any holiday and is absolutely perfect for a Valentine’s day party!
Last, there is this awesome DIY heart pinata via Heathered Nest. I seriously want to try this one myself — it looks so incredible! While this project makes the perfect Valentine’s day activity for most ages, it is definitely a mom-prepared activity!
Other Great Valentine’s Day Activities
Last, but certainly not least, we have officially made it to my final list of Valentine’s day activities for kids!
These are cute and oh so fun — check em’ out!
If you have littles, this heart pegboard activity via Taming Little Monsters is super easy and perfect for keeping little ones busy! While these origami fortune cookies via The Crafting Nook are super fun and perfect for older kiddos.
Looking for something unique and different to try this Valentine’s day? Check out these awesome DIY tie-dye heart seed paper via Bunny’s Garden and this beautiful birdseed heart via Bitz & Giggles. Both of these look like such fun options for Valentine’s day!!
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