You will love this collection of the best Valentine’s Day activities for kids! From art and science to sensory and fine motor, this list will keep you playing and creating all Valentine’s Day season long.
These Valentine’s Day activities for kids are everything
There’s a running joke that everything is my favorite.
Every activity is my favorite, every holiday is my favorite, every song is my favorite…and it always cracks me up. I love a lot of things.
But know what’s actually my favorite? Valentine’s Day. I LOVE Valentine’s Day.
Valentine’s day activities for my kids are my favorite to make and I am so happy to have created a collection of the best-of-the-best activities for you to try.
Related: A GIANT 10-foot Valentine’s Day coloring page banner is the perfect addition to your holiday fun.
What are the best Valentine’s Day activities for kids?
It’s no secret that I don’t love, love activities that are too “crafty.”
When I am looking for Valentine’s Day activities, I’m looking for process-art, science, creativity, beauty, and joy.
All of the activities below check all of the boxes and are delightful additions to your holiday!
Valentine’s Day activities for kids:
Wet-on-Wet Watercolor Hearts
This art technique is one we are most known for, and for good reason. These hearts are easy, fun, and stunning every time. You have to try these!
Candy Heart Smash and Smoosh
Without a doubt, this is one of the best Valentine’s Day activities ever. Invite kids to smash and smoosh candy hearts (and as the kids say, “So satisfying!”).
Heart Sticker Activity
Dot stickers are just about the greatest thing to ever exist, so turning them into a Valentine’s Day activity makes my heart melt into a puddle. LOVE THIS!
Valentine’s Day Coloring Pages
We are famous for our coloring pages, and the Valentine’s Day coloring page pack is one of my all-time faves. With 20 hand-drawn designs, these print-and-go pages are hours of fun (and you can use them year after year).
Valentine’s Day Sensory Table
This is one of my favorites to make after Valentine’s Day. Save your wilted roses and flower bouquets, toss them into colorful water, and ta-da: a beautiful Valentine’s Day sensory table.
Heart Suncatcher Craft
Suncatchers are not only beautiful, but they’re a ton of fun to make, too. We can never get enough of these tissue paper beauties filling rooms with color.
Concentric Heart Art
These are absolutely stunning! THOUSANDS of kids + adults have made our concentric heart art and we can never, ever, ever get enough. You’ll be hooked once you make these, too.
DIY Heart Stamps
Turn foam hearts into stamps with just a glue and a clothespin. I made the *brain exploding* emoji when I saw these and I can’t wait to make some myself.
Dancing Candy Heart Science
Did you know that you could make candy hearts dance with baking soda and vinegar? Your kids will crack up with this fun experiment.
Candy Heart Oobleck
Oobleck on its own = amazing. Oobleck with CANDY HEARTS IN IT? Off the charts. Alert the news. 10/10 recommend.
DIY Heart Stamps
This Andrea Nelson-inspired activity is pure fun. Use just a paper towel tube and paint to create the cutest DIY heart stamps.
Chocolates Letter Match
Not only is this an adorable literacy game, but it’s something you make once and you can keep and reuse for years to come. Couldn’t love this more.
DIY Valentine Crayons
Turning crayons into crayons is one of my favorite Science-meets-Art activities of all time. These are also fun to make for homemade valentines!
Bubble Wrap Heart Art
One of our most popular activities ever. You can make colorful hearts using just a single piece of bubble wrap using our tried-and-true method. These are addicting to make!
Salt Dough Hearts
Salt dough is a classic, and this Valentine variation is everything! This dough is easy to make with materials you likely have on hand. Can’t wait to make these myself.
Candy Heart Science Tray
Baking soda + vinegar = my favorite dynamic duo. During Valentine’s Day, I love also adding in some candy hearts for colorful, seasonal fun.
Not only are these the sweetest to do as a family, but these would be equally precious in a preschool classroom. The perfect activity to fill everyone’s hearts.
Valentine Doily Craft
Doilies and Do-a-Dot markers are an annual tradition around here. Each piece is beautiful and they’re easy for kids of all ages to make.
Candy Heart Ice Cubes
I love, love, love candy hearts and adding them to ice was one of my most favorite discoveries. Kids work to excavate the candies for fine-motor and science fun.
20 Valentine’s Day Books
It can be tricky knowing where to start for the best kids’ books, and Jackie is an expert. I love all things from this brilliant preschool teacher and this list is wonderful.
Symmetrical Smoosh Heart Art
These are a preschool classic! Like snowflakes or fingerprints, no two are the same and that’s where the magic is. Warning: you’ll have a hard time stopping when making these. They’re the best.
Spin Art Hearts
Salad spinners and art go together like macaroni and cheese! This mess-free activity is a delight and your kids will want to make 100.
FREE Candy Heart Pattern Cards
Print off the free candy heart pattern cards and get ready for hours of engaging, hands-on math fun. Plus, you can save the cards and use them year after year.
Scrunched Tissue Paper Heart Art
It’s got everything: fine motor, process art, seasonal fun, loads of color, and loads of fun. Grab your crafting or gift tissue paper and create these little masterpieces.
Clear Glue and Watercolor Hearts
Watercolors and clear glue are like magic when put together. Watch the reaction between the two right before your eyes (and hold onto your socks because this is about to knock ’em off).
Valentine’s Day activities for kids are magical
Valentine’s Day is all about love, and these activities will make your kids overflowing with love and fun.
I’m so excited to hear which activities are your favorites!
Valentine’s Day activity FAQs
I look for activities where kids are exploring, learning skills, creating, and having a happy time.
Absolutely! We do these activities in February just as much as we do in July and November, or any month of the year.