Make this week before Valentine’s Day a lovely one with the kids!
I don’t usually go overboard with holidays (at least not too much). When it comes to blogging about our activities, its usually better if I start blogging about holiday activities 6+ weeks before the holiday. And that just is too hard for me. Even for Christmas, that’s hard! This year… you may have noticed, I didn’t share any new Valentine’s activities or crafts yet. That’s because, its one of those holidays that I just have to wait until the holiday is here.
So this week, I’m going to make it a lovely week with the kids to celebrate Valentine’s Day!
I planned a week of Valentine’s Day crafts and activities to do, and thought you might enjoy them too.
Here’s this week’s activities for Valentine’s Day:
Monday: Heart Garlands
Cut many hearts from red, purple, blue papers. Cut several long pieces of string to tape hearts onto. Hang in window as garlands.
- string, yarn or ribbon
Find details: Heart Garland for Valentine’s Day
Tuesday: Texture Heart Painting
Tape a heart on paper, then use unusual objects to paint! Make textures with combs, roll on the paint with a rolling pin! Remove the tape when dry.
- painter’s tape
- comb or fork
- rolling pin
Find details: Valentine Art for Toddlers: Scratch, Roll, Resist
Wednesday: Valentine Sensory Foam
Make sensory foam with dish soap and a little bit of water and red, pink or purple food coloring in a food processor. Put on a tray to explore!
- dish soap
- food coloring
- food process or blender
Find details: Soapy Sensory Foam Activity
Thursday: Stuffed Heart Valentines for Friends
Make Valentines for friends. Decorate paper to your desire. Cut a set of hearts out of the decorated paper and a another set of hearts from plain paper. On the plain paper write ‘to:’ and ‘from:’ for Valentines. Staple hearts together half way. Fill with desired ‘Valentine’ (candy, play dough, or other surprise!) and staple heart closed, include a ribbon at top for a handle.
- Valentine gift
Find details: Stuffed Heart Valentines
Friday: H is for Heart
Cut an heart out of pink or red paper. Write in the middle “H is for Heart”. Write various letters around the edge of the object (with many of them being H or h). Find the letter that the object starts with and clip each with a paper clip.
- red or pink cardstock
- paper clips or clothespins
Find details: Find the Letter on the Heart
Saturday: Healthy Heart Snack
Make a heart snack by spreading cream cheese on crackers. Dip end of celery in jam and stamp onto cream cheese to make hearts. Eat up!
- cream cheese
- celery stick
- jam or jelly
Find details: Kid-Made Valentine Snacks for the Classroom
Sunday: ‘I Love You’ Scavenger Hunt
Go on an ‘I Love You’ scavenger hunt. Hide hearts (or just hide one a day) with words of how you love your child written on each heart.
- markers or pen
Find details: Valentine’s Scavenger Hunt to Find the Ways I Love You