Valentine’s Day is a great time for moms and educators to teach kids the joy of spreading kindness and love to everyone around them. In this post, I will be sharing Valentines ideas for kindergarteners and preschool valentine ideas too.
While Valentine’s Day is February 14th, this Valentine’s Day Printables Pack can be done over a month, or choose a few activities from the pack that interests you to do on the day.
Valentine Activities You’ll Love
The heart is traditionally used as a symbol of Valentine’s Day. The heart is the driving force of all human emotion and feeling.
This activity pack targets many skills like:
- Increases creativity.
- Boosts fine motor skills (Did you know that kids with better fine motor abilities are more likely to be successful in the areas that require language, numeracy, as well as attentional skills?)
- Strengthens reading, writing, and spelling.
- Improves math skills, counting, and number sense.
Importance of Theme-Based Learning
While these Valentine ideas for kindergarteners and preschoolers are tons of fun they’re also strategically designed to give your classroom maximum benefit! Here are some reasons why theme-based learning is important:
- Your class will see that there are multiple ways to learn about one topic. Our variety of activities = endless options.
- The differentiated activities also mean that you can cater to every child’s learning style.
- The kids will also make meaningful associations. The information is not taught to them at random and they can link it.
- Themed activities also give them more direction and help them retain focus for longer.
- Provides structure. These activities are low prep so as a teacher, you can set it up with no fuss and give more time to helping your students, observing them, and interacting with them.
Valentine Ideas for Kindergarteners
VALENTINES PRINTABLE PACK
Let’s take a peek:
This fun Valentine’s Day Printable Pack includes a variety of math and literacy activities as well as some fun printable games. There are also lots of preschool valentine ideas.
This pack includes an interactive love monster worksheet, cute Valentine tracing strips, and read-and-build pages. It targets fine motor skills plus a bonus of literacy and vocabulary development.
A class favorite is these love bugs color by number and flower color by number. Sometimes the kids turn them into Valentine’s Day cards, add chocolate, and give it to each other as a token of friendship. Color By Number is: brain-friendly, with no prep plus students can complete these independently.
As a sweet treat, check out these free printable Valentines activities:
- 40 Valentine’s Day Would You Rather Questions
- Valentine’s Day Coloring Pages
- Free Valentine Coloring Placemats
- Free Valentine’s Bingo Game
This activity pack has had a huge revamp and now includes many more fun activities, including math, literacy, alphabets, and even sight words!
- Task Card Set #1 – Shape Button Matching
- Task Card Set #2 – Alphabet Tracing Mats
- Valentine Tracing Strips
- Pattern Mats
- Ice Cube Tray Color Matching
- Valentine Alphabet Chart
- Valentine Counting Cube Mats
- Valentine Play Dough Mats
- Write the room – Match uppercase and lowercase letters
- Count the objects 1-5
- Stack the cubes 1-10
- Read and Build Sight Word Mats
- Alphabet Candy Jar Mats
- Alphabet Paint Letter Mats
- Ten Frame Mats
- 8 Worksheets
- 1 cutting sheet
- Do a Dot Art Markers
- Card stock (you can also use construction paper)
- Write and wipe Dry Erase Pockets
- Laminator with pockets
- Crayons, color pencils, or watercolors
- Pom Poms
- Unifix Cubes
- Stickers, ribbon, beads, yarn, or anything heart-shaped that serves as decoration
You can find all our suggested supplies for our activities pack here.
How to Use the Activities
Use these puzzles at a Valentine’s Day party or write cute notes at the back and turn them into Valentine gifts. If you print a few puzzles, the kids can do the activity with their classmates. This teaches them about the importance of teamwork! You can laminate it, add it to a toys corner, and let your class enjoy it all year!
There are clip cards, task card activities, worksheets, ten frames, and more. Through improving their math skills, children develop critical thinking skills and learn how to understand the world around them and it boosts confidence. We usually enjoy these during morning work but they’d work great at a math center. The number cards can double as Valentines cards or birthday cards!
There are tracing, name spelling, and sequencing activities. Teaching your class how to spell their name is a HUGE part of getting them excited about reading and writing. Plus the tracing will help improve their hand coordination and they’ll be able to hold writing tools better!
Other activities include:
Use these on Valentines Day for kindergarteners or preschoolers. Truthfully, these can work for older kids too!
FLOWER COUNTING Count the flowers and write the number. Good for number sense!
SHAPE MATCHING Use shape buttons and match them. Improves memory.
COUNT AND CLIP Count and clip the chocolates using a clothespin.
TEN FRAMES Place mini erasers in it to match the number. Then trace it.
MATCHING LETTERS Match upper and lowercase letters. Hide it in a sensory bin!
READ AND BUILD Place sight words on the mat, read them then build them.
ALPHABET CANDY HEARTS Find the heart in the jar and cover them with pom poms. Improves letter recognition.
COUNTING CUBE MATS Use cubes to create the picture. Use the number guide first. Teaches kids to follow instructions.
LETTER PAINT Find the letter on the bucket. Then cover the letter. This is hands-on and improves letter recognition.
STACK THE NUMBER Stack the number on the mat using cubes and build towers.
PATTERNS + SHAPE TRACING There are a few activities. You can laminate and re-use.
TRACING STRIPS Cut the strips and laminate. use dry-erase markers to trace.
Place some activities on a kid’s play tray for a quick activity! I add sugar cookies, candy hearts, or conversation hearts to a bowl as a treat for completing the fun crafts. It’s always a hit with the kids.
These include both Valentines ideas for kindergarteners and preschool valentine ideas. I print them all out at the beginning of February and we usually do one or two a week. Sometimes the kids receive it as homework.
You can choose how to use them but they’re a wonderful addition and not all are Valentine’s Day-themed so you can use them anytime.