Looking for a way to keep your preschooler occupied on Valentine’s Day? Here are some fun activities that will keep them entertained and engaged.
From painting to playing games, there’s something here for everyone. So get ready to have some fun!
Decorate Valentine’s Day Cards.
One of the most straightforward and fun Valentine’s Day activities for preschoolers is decorating Valentine’s Day cards. You can purchase a pack of blank cards or let your child make their own out of construction paper.
Then, give them markers, crayons, stickers, and other craft supplies, and let them go to town!
Make Valentine’s Day Mailbox.
Another great activity for preschoolers is to make a Valentine’s Day mailbox. This can be as simple as decorating a shoe box or other small box with Valentine’s Day-themed wrapping or construction paper.
Then, please help your child cut a small slot in the top of the box so they can insert their Valentines.
Bake Valentine’s Day Cookies.
Baking cookies is always fun, and it’s even more fun when baking Valentine’s Day cookies!
There are tons of great recipes for Valentine’s Day cookies online, or you can make regular cookies and decorate them with Valentine’s Day sprinkles.
Either way, your child will love helping to bake and decorate these special treats.
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Make a Paper Plate Heart Wreath.
This easy craft is perfect for preschoolers! Help your child cut out a bunch of hearts from red construction paper or felt. Then, let them glue the cores onto a paper plate to create a cute heart wreath.
Hang the wreath up as decoration or give it to someone special as a gift.
Play Pin the Heart on the Cupid.
This is a fun twist on the classic game of Pin the Tail on the Donkey. First, draw or print out a picture of Cupid (you can find plenty of these online). Then, cut out several tiny hearts from red construction paper or felt.
Write each child’s name on one of the hearts. Blindfold each child in turn and see if they can pin their heart onto Cupid! The child who gets the closest wins a prize.
Do a Heart Hunt.
Hide plastic or candy hearts around your house or yard, and then let your preschooler go on a hunt to find them all! This is a great way to burn off some energy and get them excited for Valentine’s Day at the same time.
Make homemade Valentines.
If you’re looking for a more personal way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your preschooler, why not have them make their own homemade Valentines? They can handwrite messages on cards or make unique crafts for their friends and family members.
This is a great way to get them thinking about others and showing off their creative side.
Decorate a Heart-Shaped Cookie.
One of preschoolers’ most straightforward and delicious Valentine’s Day activities is decorating a heart-shaped cookie. All you need is a batch of sugar cookies, some red and pink icing, and some sprinkles. Let your child decorate the cookie however they like – they’ll be sure to have a blast!
Make a Handprint Flower.
Another easy and adorable Valentine’s Day craft is to make a handprint flower. Trace your child’s hand onto a piece of construction paper, cut it out, and glue it to the center of a piece of tissue paper.
Then, help your child fold the tissue paper around the handprint to create a flower.
Paint with Hearts.
Cut out several hearts from construction paper or foam sheets for a fun and festive painting activity. Then, let your child dip the hearts in paint and stamp them onto a piece of paper.
They’ll love seeing all of the colorful heart prints that they created!
Create Valentine’s Day Card.
One of the best ways to spread some Valentine’s Day cheer is by making cards for friends and family members. Help your child decorate a blank card with stickers, glitter, and other craft supplies.
Then, write a special message inside – your loved ones are sure to appreciate it!
Make a Heart Suncatcher.
To make this pretty suncatcher, start by cutting out several hearts from red, pink, and purple construction paper. Then, help your child glue the cores onto clear contact paper.
Hang the suncatcher in a sunny window and enjoy the colorful display!
Play Pin the Heart on Cupid.
This classic party game will surely be a hit with your little ones! To play, hang up a picture of Cupid somewhere in your home.
Then, give each child a heart sticker and see who can place their heart closest to Cupid’s arrow. The child with the closest sticker gets to be Cupid for the next round!
Sort Hearts by Color.
This simple activity is perfect for helping your child learn their colors. Start by gathering several heart-shaped objects in different colors (you can use construction paper, foam sheets, buttons, etc.).
Then, help your child sort the hearts into piles by color. They’ll love seeing all of the different colors grouped!
For this activity, you’ll need several heart-shaped objects (again, construction paper or foam sheets work well). Help your child count out how many hearts there are in total.
Then, see if they can count out how many there are of each color. This is also an excellent opportunity to practice counting by 2s, 5s, or 10s!
Make Heart Prints with Paintbrushes.
This activity is similar to painting with hearts (listed above) but uses paintbrushes instead! Cut out several tiny hearts from construction paper or foam sheets.
Then, let your child dip the brush into red or pink paint and make prints all over their writing. They’ll love seeing all of the cute heart shapes that they created!
Make Valentine’s Day Craft.
Another great way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your preschooler is to make a craft together. There are tons of great Valentine’s Day crafts for preschoolers online, or you can come up with your own.
Some simple ideas include making heart-shaped collages or Valentines out of handprints.
Bake Valentine’s Day Treats.
Baking is always fun with kids, and it’s even more fun when you’re baking Valentine’s Day treats! There are tons of great recipes for Valentine’s Day cookies, cupcakes, and other sweets that your preschooler will love helping to make.
Read Valentine’s Day Books.
Spend some time reading Valentine’s Day books together as a family. Many great options are available, both at the library and online. Reading stories about love and friendship is a great way to teach your child about the meaning of Valentine’s Day.
Go on a Valentine’s Day Scavenger Hunt.
Hide some small Valentines around the house or backyard, and send your child on a scavenger hunt to find them all! This is a great way to get them up and to move; they’ll love seeing all the hidden treasures.
Have a Family Dance Party.
Turn up the music and have a dance party in your living room! This is always a hit with kids, getting everyone moving and grooving. You can even make it into a game by seeing who can dance the longest without stopping.
Make Valentines for Your Family Pets.
Don’t forget about the furry members of your family this Valentine’s Day! Help your child make some homemade Valentines for your pets. They’ll love getting some extra attention on this special day.
Plant Some Flowers Together.
Start getting ready for spring by planting some flowers together as a family. This is a great way to teach your child about how plants grow, and they’ll be so excited to see the flowers blooming in the coming weeks. Plus, you’ll have some beautiful flowers to enjoy all season long!