Must-try Valentine’s Day Activities for Kids

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Are you looking for some super fun Valentine’s Day Activities for Kids? I’ve got some great activities just for that! Below are a wide variety of fun activities for the kids that will have them loving being creative right at home!

Valentine’s Day is such a fun day for the kids so why not have some fun activities leading up to the day? These activities will have them busy and excited for the day! You can use these during schooltime or as a fun way to pass the weekend as well. I’m all about offering the kids choices that are creative AND fun!

Don’t forget to space out the activities so that they last! Or just do them on repeat over and over again!

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Valentine's Day activities for kids

It’s no surprise that we do theme learning in our house. It’s a way to plan ahead and have fun doing so. Since we’re huge fans of Valentine’s Day, we love having all of our favorite activities listed out and ready to go.

I hope that you’ll have fun with the kids doing these fun activities, too. They’re geared for all different ages and are a fun way to challenge them.

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Recommended Valentine’s Day Books for Kids

Below you’ll see some of our favorite books for Valentine’s Day as well. Can we all just agree that there are so many great reads for this day? I’ve found myself sitting down and going through them all, too!

A fun way to get the kids to read more is to alter activities and books. This is as simple as doing an activity and then having the kids sit down and read a book. You can also have them work on their reading skills as well by having them read the book out loud.

Or you and the kids can take turns reading pages and talk about what you love. There are so many bright colors and illustrations in the books below that you’re not going to want to miss out on them!

Llama Llama I Love YouLlama Llama I Love YouThe Valentine BearsThe Valentine BearsPinkalicious: Pink of HeartsPinkalicious: Pink of HeartsLove from The Very Hungry Caterpillar (The World of Eric Carle)Love from The Very Hungry Caterpillar (The World of Eric Carle)Love Is My Favorite ThingLove Is My Favorite ThingThere Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Rose!There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Rose!

 

Simple Valentine Heart Toddler Activity

The little ones will love this fun heart activity! You can have them work on their scissor skills by cutting out some hearts and then use their fine motor skills to use those tiny hearts to make a bigger heart!

So much fun to be had! You can also have them color the hearts or even work on their counting skills, too.

Valentine’s Day Slime recipe

There’s always time for slime! There’s no doubt that kids of all ages LOVE making slime and this one is a simple slime recipe to do. They’ll be able to have sensory play and messy play and will love to be a part of creating it.

Red Heart Slime Recipe

More slime, please! It never fails that we forget to put a lid on our slime or just realize that with more kids, we need more slime. This is why I have a few slime recipes for the kids! They’re different slimes and so much fun!

Don’t want to put your own Valentine’s day kit together yourself? Grab one of these ready to go Valentine’s sensory kit that will delight your kids.

Fizzy Heart Science Experiment

Fizzy STEM activities are always a hit! This is a great way to introduce a simple science experiment with the kids and have them be a part of the process.

This is one that once they do it once, they’re going to be able to do it over and over!

Valentine’s Treasure Dig

Sensory play is great for dexterity and imagination as well. I also love that it doesn’t take a lot of supplies to set up a treasure dig and it’s something that can be stored and pulled out at different points in time during the day.

Valentine’s Day Toddler Activities

This list of toddler activities will give you even more fun ideas! When there are things for kids to do, why limit them?!

Heart Jelly bean structure STEM Challenge

Talk about a great way to use up some of that Valentine’s Day candy while pairing it with a bit of learning, too. The kids will have a blast with this and maybe even snack a bit along the way.

Dancing Hearts Experiment

Show the kids some “magic” with this fun experiment using conservation hearts. While most times these get eaten and gobbled up quickly in our house, the kids do love saving a few for this fun activity.

Growing Gummy Hearts Experiment

How big can they grow? This is what this experiment is all about! Have the kids tell you what they think is going to happen and then have them document what really happens. This is a fun way to introduce them to a hypothesis.

Melting Conversation Hearts Experiment

This activity is always a hit. How long will it take for the hearts to melt away? Who will guess correctly? This is a fun activity to help with critical thinking skills as well as observation skills, too!

Free Valentine’s Day Pack by 3 Dinosaurs

Needing some more fun activities for Valentine’s Day? Check out this fun pack of ideas! You can never have too many on hand and this is full of a ton of them!

Paper Bag Dog Valentine Craft by Homeschool Preschool

This is too cute to pass up! You’re going to love seeing the kids create this adorable little puppy!

I also think that this would be fun for a birthday party or a fun craft to do with the kids on a long weekend.

Valentine’s Day Lava Lamp Science Experiment by STEAMsational

This is a really unique STEM activity and so much fun. The kids can easily do this with parental help and be so proud that they created their very own lava lamp!

The more STEM activities that the kids can do, the better! Make sure to add this one to the top of your list! It’s such a fun one to do.

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