Valentines is a great time to teach kids about friendship and caring for each other and what better to symbolize that, than hearts. There are so many fun hands-on craft projects that your classroom will be bursting at the seams with all this love!
1 – Proud to Be Primary – Valentine Activities for the Classroom
Heart themed projects are a great way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your students. Some of my students’ favorites I’ve done in the past are the heart pocket and heart butterflies. I’m sure they’ll be a hit with your class as well!
2 – Proud to Be Primary – Valentines Day Pockets
The Valentine’s Day heart pockets are one of my favorite projects to do with the class. You need paper, scissors, a hole puncher, and yarn for this project. An easy and fun project that will get little fingers working. Makes the perfect place for holding valentine cards!
3 – Kids Craft Room – Beaded and Pasta Hearts
Making bead and pasta hearts is a great opportunity for your students to work with patterns and threading. Also, kids love having something neat and personalized that’s just for them.
4 – Hands on as We Grow – Sorted Button Valentine Heart
To make a heart button project, you will need scrapbook or construction paper, glue, and colorful buttons. By using a variety of buttons, students can start the project by separating the buttons into piles of the same type. They can also work on making patterns when they decorate their hearts.
5 – Hands on as We Grow – Texture Yarn Heart Craft
Kids love being crafty – that’s no secret. Break out the yarn and glue and watch your students’ eyes light up as they create beautiful and colorful textured yarn hearts.
6 – I Heart Crafty Things – Jeweled Symmetry Heart Craft
Making a jeweled heart teaches students about symmetry and patterns. And in the process of learning those, they create gorgeous pieces of art you can either display in the classroom or send home for their parents to hang up.
7 – Lil Luna – Love U Hand Print Craft
The LOVE U hand print craft is a special activity. Students love making these because they get to put their hands in paint and parents love it because they have a precious keepsake. Skip the wood frame and have the kid create frames out of construction paper.
8 – Kids Activities Blog – Valentine Printmaking With Doilies
Printmaking with doilies requires at least two sizes of heart shaped doilies – students can compare the differences in the doilies once they had made their prints. This activity improves students’ fine motor skills while they have a ton of fun!
9 – I Can Teach My Child – H is For Heart Alphabet Craft
The ‘H is for Heart’ craft, is great for letter recognition and working on scissor skills. Imagine hanging up all of the H’s your students create – you’ll have a well loved displayed board!
10 – Buggy and Buddy – Heart Suncatchers
Sun catcher hearts look beautiful – put them on your windows for all of your students to enjoy. Children take pride in their work with it being displayed. A well-done job deserves to be on display!
11 – Crayon Box Chronicles – Heart Tissue Paper-by-Number Craft
Color matching has never been more fun. This fun take on ‘color by number’ will have your students honing their fine motor skills as they place tissue paper pieces in the matching numbered areas.
12 – The Imagination Tree – Cardboard Lacing Hearts
Upcycle pieces of cardboard by having your students make these cute laced hearts. They would make great festive decorations for the classroom.
13 – Red Ted Art – Valentines Heart Shaker
Valentines Heart Shakers are loaded with fine motor use as well as sensory play. This craft is loved by students because not only do they get to paint, but they can have a blast playing with their shaker once it dries.
14 – Mom Inspired Life – Valentines Wreath Alphabet Craft
The Valentine alphabet wreath makes for a cute decoration. It will help with your students’ fine motor skills, as well as helping them work on identifying letters and letter sounds.
15 – Jinxy Kids – Valentine Heart Garland with Pipe Cleaners and Beads
To make Valentine heart garland you’ll need a bunch of pipe cleaners and pony beads. While the craft in it’s format on the blog is for one child to make all on their own, it is easily adaptable for the classroom. Get your students to work together, building teamwork, so the class-made garland consists of at least one heart made by each student.
16 – Happy Mothering – Valentines Day Heart Crown Craft
Students will have a blast making Valentine crowns. They will be practicing making things symmetrical as well as having fun! You’ll have a class full of little princes and princess’. This is a fun craft to make on Valentine’s Day – let the kids wear the crowns while the work the rest of the day.
17 – Homestead 128 – Heart Art Project
Break out the smocks – have an art session with the kiddos. This activity starts with painting and then once dry, kids can decorate their canvas. Students will improve their fine motor skills when they carefully lay the buttons in the shape of a heart and glue them in place.
18 – Raising Whasians – Mosaic Heart Valentines Banner
Another fun project for the entire class is making a mosaic heart banner. Everyone gets to create their own hearts made from tissue paper, but then all of the hearts are hung on a piece of yarn. Now you have a garland of love that represents everyone in class!
19 – Coffee with Us 3 – Valentines Placemate Printable Craft
Are you planning on having snacks on Valentine’s Day? This fun and easy placemat craft gives your students a place to put their snacks once they’ve finished the writing activity and coloring.
20 – ABC Creative Learning – Construction Paper Heart Craft
Students will get a kick out of their heart creatures moving and being silly. Between the googly eyes and accordion paper limbs – these critters wiggle around as the kids shake them.
What’s your favorite Valentine’s Day craft for kids?
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