I remember Valentine’s Day being one of my favorite holidays growing up. We always got to hand out cute cards to our friends and get some in return. We had parties in school. And we always played fun games and made crafts to take home to our parents. Valentines Day for kids is just an all-around fun holiday filled with smiles and love.
Some of my favorite memories of Valentine’s Day each year aren’t from school and parties, though. They’re from the things we did together as a family. My siblings and I would give each other small presents we bought or made. We always did some kind of art activity or craft. And we’d bake special treats together. It was almost like a second Christmas in our home (partly because it was also my older brother’s birthday – lucky!).
Whether V-Day is a big or small event in your home, your kids will love dabbling in fun activities designed just for the holiday.
Make a Valentines Day for kids to remember: 63 Valentine’s Day activities for kids
What can families do for Valentine’s Day that’s fun for everyone? After all, kids don’t care about flowers, lovey-dovey gifts, and romantic gestures like adults do! When it comes to spending Valentine’s Day with your family, there are plenty of Valentines Day activities that everyone can enjoy. I’ve rounded up several of my favorites below. These Valentine’s Day activities for kids (free and cheap!) are sure to make your little ones smile and have fun with the people they love the most.
Valentine’s Day activities for preschoolers
When I taught preschool, I loved doing holiday crafts and activities with my class. Valentine’s Day stuff was always a hit with my little ones. These crafts and activities are perfect for little hands to join in on the fun.
- Valentine’s Day sensory bin by All About Baby Blog
- Valentine’s Day heart suncatcher craft by Mom in the Six
- Heart paper plate wreath craft by Glitter on a Dime
- Textured yarn Valentine heart craft by About a Mom
- Valentine’s Day alphabet activity by Two Pink Peonies
- Valentine tinker tray by U Ready, Teddy?
- Printable do-a-dot market pages by The Artisan Life
- Valentine owl craft for preschoolers by Journey to SAHM
- Homemade play dough with Kool-Aid by An Affair from the Heart
- Valentine butterfly craft by Simply Full of Delight
- Toilet paper roll Valentine owl by Mommyhood Life
- DIY heart wreath photo collage craft by Lorena & Lennox Bilingual Beginnings
- Heart art watercolor craft by The DIY Nuts
- Love Bug toilet paper roll craft by Where’d My Sanity Go
- I Love You to Pieces puzzle craft by Crafting Jeannie
Valentine’s Day activities for elementary students
These activities are perfect for older kids on Valentine’s Day:
- Rainbow sprinkle bath bombs by Bitz & Giggles
- Valentine’s Day pot of hearts dollar store craft by Making Manzanita
- Valentine’s Day jokes for kids by On My Kids Plate
- Valentine’s scavenger hunt by Organized 31
- Doodle pattern heart box by Yes! We Made This
- Valentine snow globe by Family Fun Blog
- DIY Valentine’s slime by Crayons & Cravings
- Holiday gelatin postage stamps by Oh the Things We’ll Make!
- Owl corner bookmark by The Printables Fairy
- St. Valentine’s Day countdown by Catholic Icing
- Toothbrush spray art by Lil Tigers
- Valentine’s kindness countdown by I Spy Fabulous
- Valentine’s Day thaumatropes by Team Cartwright
- Valentine’s Day sensory bottle by Mom Wife Busy Life
- Painted rock ideas for Valentine’s Day by I Love Painted Rocks
- Valentine’s slime sensory play by Little Bins for Little Hands
- Box of chocolate play dough activity by My Joy Filled Life
- Candy hearts oobleck by Little Bins for Little Hands
- Spanish Valentine’s Day activities by Lorena & Lennox Bilingual Beginnings
- Natural clay Valentine’s heart garland by The Boondocks Blog
- Sparkly painted clay pots by Sustain My Craft Habit
- Easy DIY Valentine’s puzzle heart by Champagne & Sugar Plums
- Borax crystal hearts by Mombrite
- Origami heart by Origami Expressions
- Valentine’s Day pointillism art by Coffee and Carpool
Valentine’s Day games for kids
Try playing some of these Valentines Day games for kids after you’re done with your other activities!
- Scripture memory game by Blessed Homeschool
- Valentine’s matching game by Homemade Wonderland
- Valentine ABC game by About A Mom
- Valentine’s Day matching game printable by The Artisan Life
- Printable Valentine’s Day BINGO cards by Maple Planners
- Valentines Minute to Win It games by Play Party Plan
- Virtual BINGO with Google Slides by Fluxing Well
Card and box Valentine’s Day activities for children
Looking for some ideas for handmade Valentine’s Day boxes and cards your little ones can use for the holiday? Here are some adorable ideas!
- XOXO Valentine’s Day box card holder by Where’d My Sanity Go
- 3D heart flower card by Mombrite
- DIY dinosaur Valentine’s Day box by The Savvy Mama Lifestyle
- Llama Valentine card craft by Simple Everyday Mom
- Rose filled heart card by Ottawa Mommy Club
- 3D heart hot air balloon card by Mombrite
- Shark Valentine’s Day box by Fun Money Mom
- Valentine’s day card printable by Yes! We Made This
- Monster Valentine’s Day cards by The Inspiration Edit
- Secret message Valentine by Crafts by Amanda
- Collection of printable Valentine’s Day cards by All About Baby Blog
- Pikachu Valentine’s Day box by Fun Money Mom
- Simple Valentine’s Day card by All About Baby Blog
Coloring page Valentine’s Day activities for kids
Finally, here are a few free, printable color pages you can give your kiddos to color on Valentine’s Day:
- Free printable Valentine’s Day coloring pages by Troubleshooting Motherhood
- Adorably simple V-Day coloring pages by Dresses and Dinosaurs
- Cute and free coloring pages by Cenzerely Yours
Start planning your Valentine’s Day activities for kids
It’s not quite February yet, so now is a good time to start planning your activities! I suggest making a Pinterest board filled with Valentine’s Day activities, crafts, and games. Pin all the stuff you want to try from this list. Then, go through each post, jot down the supplies you’ll need, and you’ll have a list ready when you’re able to get to the store (or gather supplies at home).
Do you have Valentine’s Day activities kids can do on your blog? Feel free to leave a comment below with a link to your post!
Amy is a mom of two, freelance writer, and blog manager who works with family-focused businesses to improve their content strategies. You can find her published work on Reader’s Digest Online, MSN, Niche, Frugal For Less, and other lifestyle publications.