As homeschool parents we’re always looking for ways to keep little hands (and even big ones!) engaged and to keep our lessons fresh and exciting. And, with Valentine’s Day looming, your kiddos may already be asking what special valentine crafts, lesson, or goodie you’ve got prepared for them. Haven’t been struck by the creativity arrow for creative Valentine crafts for kids? That’s ok! We’ve got you covered.
Check out our most unique Valentine craft ideas for kids below:
- Colorful Cupids- If your kids are like mine, they love art and creating with their own hands and a heart and doily Valentine just isn’t going to cut it. Why not make this Valentine’s Day a bit more creative and exciting by learning about color blending and then making your Valentine’s cards. Color blending just means mixing 2 colors to create a new color all your own. Older students will enjoy this color blending lesson where they are challenged to create 100 different colors and then paint 100 different hearts. Little ones would enjoy making these melted crayon hearts and watching their blended colors emerge as they draw.
- XOXO- Everyone will love throwing an “X’s and O’s” party for Valentine’s Day. Start by making Valentine cards in the shape of X and O’s. Then play a game where everyone lists as many words starting with X and O as possible. Create a treasure hunt and make them hunt for their Valentine’s gifts or treats where X marks the spot. Finally, make your favorite cookies or rice crispy treats in the shapes of, you guessed it, x’s and o’s. You’ll be sure to get lots of hugs and kisses after these fun Valentine crafts and activities!
- Hearts Desire- Have big kids or science lovers that aren’t into Valentine’s Day? Get them into celebrating by making the day all about the heart. Study the heart and its functions in different kinds of animals as compared to humans (start with this video tutorial!). Diagram the heart and then go online to play around with this interactive heart by NOVA. Want a hands-on component, watch this video on heart surgery stitches and practice using a needle, thread, and card stock. If you can stomach it, dissect a heart together to better understand how it works! Do a word study on how the “heart” is both a physical organ but also seen as the source of our emotions. Then, finish the day by playing a round of, you guessed it, hearts!
- Roses are Red- Let’s face it, poetry often isn’t’ the most popular part of our language arts studies. Why not take a fresh look at poetry with Valentine’s crafts and activities that center on rhyme and rhythm? Teach your students a little about poetry first (think rhyme, meter, rhythm, etc.) to give them a good foundation. Need some ideas for how to teach poetry? Check out this blog showing the best poetry resources for homeschoolers by age level. Then, sweeten the lesson by using conversation heart candy to create your own Valentine poems, haiku, or limericks.
Looking for more traditional Valentine crafts for kids? Here are a few simple, traditional activities for all ages.
- Little ones will enjoy making this handprint heart to give or keep.
- Want to spread the love in a creative way? You’ll find the perfect homemade Valentine’s Day card for your little ones among these 20!
- Have fun in the kitchen creating these Valentine’s Day treats with your little love bugs!
- Create unique and beautiful roses using a celery stalk. This Valentine activity is one of my family’s favorite and a must try!
What Valentine crafts and activities are you planning to make your holiday sweet? Share in a comment below!