15 Valentine's Day Crafts for Preschoolers (2024)

These Valentine’s Day crafts for preschoolers are sure to inspire some amazing creations in your classroom this February! Be sure to add them to your own collection of valentine activities for preschoolers.

I keep referencing preschoolers, but these valentine crafts would be great for pre-k and kindergarten students as well. Younger elementary children also get a kick out of the crafty valentine ideas, too.

With the Valentine’s Day crafts shared here, your kids get to cut and glue and create with a variety of materials. Their creations can be shared as homemade valentines for loved ones, classroom decorations, or for them to play with as they please.

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Along with the list of valentine crafts, I’ve also outlined some of the many benefits that come along with crafting. To top all of that off, there’s a handy list of some specific crafting materials that are ideal for a Valentine’s Day theme.

So take a look at the list and choose a craft that will work best for your students. If time permits, choose a few different crafts for your students to try!

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Why Make Valentine Crafts with Preschoolers?

If you’re a regular Fun-A-Day reader, you know how much I love process art in the classroom! That being said, I’m not averse to crafts.

I only dislike crafts in the classroom when adults insist those crafts look exactly the same kid to kid, leaving no room for creativity. And don’t get me started on adults who “fix” kids’ crafts so they look a certain way.

But back to the topic at hand – why should you make crafts with preschoolers? Well, crafts let children practice a variety of skills, like:

  • Fine motor skills
  • Patterns
  • Color identification
  • Cause and effect
  • Saturation (and oversaturation)
  • Hand strengthening
  • Using scissors
  • Following directions
  • Shapes

You can use crafts to teach even more concepts than that! Plus, and this is the most important reason, crafts are fun! Many children love to craft and create, and there’s always room in education for some fun.

Materials for Your Crafty Valentine Activities

When I plan craft projects with the kids, there are a few preparatory steps I like to take ahead of time. First, I like to write the steps to the craft, the adaptations I’ll need to make for particular students, and a list of materials that we will need.

You can find instructions and supply lists in the links provided below. But maybe you want to stock up on some specific supplies to use for any valentine-themed activity. If that’s the case, check out the list below for some great products to have on hand for your Valentine’s Day crafts for preschoolers (I may get commissions for purchases made through links in this post):

This is just a general list to get you started. The possibilities are endless!

Valentine’s Day Crafts for Preschoolers

Now, on to the best part! Here are some FUN valentine crafts for kids:

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Students practice fine motor skills, early literacy, and even some early math concepts, like patterns, with this beaded valentine bead craft!

After making their valentine name puzzle, children practice solving it again and again before finally gluing it to paper.

Kids use the paper bag dog valentine craft as puppets once they’re done creating.

The valentine hot air balloon craft is so unique, with so much room for creativity.

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Students practice several skills with the printable, and adorable, Valentine’s Day heart monster.

Students strengthen their hand muscles and practice fine motor skills as they create the crepe paper heart wreath.

Here are three heart name crafts, each perfect for a simple lesson in literacy and a little bit of fine motor practice.

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This gnome valentine craft comes with simple, step-by-step directions and a free printable template!

Let each student craft their own paper plate valentine holder to store all of those sweet valentines they’ll get from their peers. So simple, but it’s definitely one of our favorite Valentine’s Day crafts for preschoolers!

Students practice so many early learning concepts, like following a color sequence and sorting from largest to smallest, as they put together their rainbow valentine hearts.

Set out some really fun art supplies, like oil pastels, and invite students to create a Valentine’s Day oil pastel drawing. Then watch, as the kids’ creativity turns into a work of art.

Valentine Crafts that Make Great Gifts

There are so many great Valentine’s Day crafts for preschoolers, aren’t there?! But there are a few ideas that really stand out. Each craft on this section of the list makes a great gift to send home for a loved one.

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If you’re looking for a Valentine’s Day craft to send home for parents, try making some fingerprint heart magnets with your students. Such a fun way to integrate a sensory component into a functional craft project!

The craft listed for the wooly be my valentine free printable cards is a cute way for kids to practice fine motor skills and gluing etiquette. But you can stretch those cards out for a variety of sorting and counting activities as well!

The children will have a chance to make someone feel special and loved with a homemade preschool valentine craft for parents. A heartfelt, homemade craft and some sweet treats are sure to make anyone feel special!

The valentine heart paper plate craft is another fun, open-ended craft for kids. And they’ll be so proud to see their hard work on display for Valentine’s Day.

Which valentine craft idea are you most excited to share with your students? Do you have any ideas to add to the list? Be sure to let us know in the comments below!

More Valentine’s Day Activities for Kids

If the Valentine’s Day crafts for preschoolers are a hit in your classroom, here are more ideas to try:

Valentine’s Day Resources Ready for You

Teaching preschool is so much fun and full of some really rewarding moments. But planning new and interesting lessons week after week can be a daunting task. That’s where Preschool Teacher 101 comes in! We have a large selection of themed preschool lesson plans, activity packs, teaching resources, and more. Our goal is to provide teachers with meaningful, adaptable, editable, and, most importantly, FUN preschool resources.

Our Valentine’s Lesson Plans contain a full week of engaging activities that teach kids about love and kindness, all while covering several important early learning concepts. Click on the image below to learn more about this product.

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