Are you looking for some terrific preschool activities centered around Valentine’s Day? Here are a few activities that have been a big hit in our household!
#1 Valentine Candy Shop with Chocolate Play Dough
My kids had a blast last year playing with the Play-Doh Sweet Shoppe Frosting Fun Bakery Playset. This year, we decided to use some muffin tins, Valentine cupcake holders, and mad sprinkles to make some Valentine’s Day cupcakes.
#2 Strawberry Tarts
Every year, around Valentine’s Day we read the book, Pigs in Love. It’s a cute story about different ways to show love to one another and one of those ways is to make some strawberry tarts!
My daughter (4 years old) loves this tradition and I have to say, her strawberry tart making skills have seriously improved since last year! This is the recipe we used this year, and I must say — the crust was DELICIOUS!
#3 Customized Valentine Handwriting Practice
These super cool sheets from Twisty Noodle can say anything you want (up to 30 characters) and your little one can send truly personal Valentines out to family and friends!
#4 Valentine’s Day Card and Candy Shop (Dramatic Play)
The kids had a blast with this one! We threw a sheet over a table and made a card and candy shop, complete with these adorable little boxes. Read all about setting up shop here.
#5 Love from God and Love from Others Crafts
One of our favorite tools during the Valentine’s Day season is the Squeeze Heart Punch. It’s so much fun! Here are two of the crafts we made with this handy little tool.
A friend loves at all times (Proverbs 17:17).
For this project, you have your little one draw their best friend in the middle and then decorate with hearts. Check out the full tutorial here.
God Loves Me! (John 3:16)
For this one, your little one makes “Earth” on a paper plate and then covers it with hearts. Check out the full tutorial and get a free handwriting sheet here.
What About You?
What are you and your kids up to this Valentine’s Day?
More Valentine’s Day Fun from Growing Kids Ministry:
- Valentine Time Themed Bulletin Board Ideas
- Worst Valentine Ideas Ever
- Fun Loving You Book Review
- Shaving Cream Heart Garland
- Humble Heart Book Review
- God’s Great Big Love Crafts and Projects
- 10 Love Verses for Kids
Parts of this post were originally published on 3 Boys and Dog.