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The Best Valentine Crafts for Kids

by Mary Adalbert | Feb 12, 2016 | 3 min read

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.

What Valentine crafts and activities are you planning to make your holiday sweet? Share in a comment below! 

Mary Adalbert
Hello! I’m Mary Adalbert, Marketing Project Manager for Bridgeway Academy. As a result of being homeschooled during my middle school and high school years, I am passionate about families finding a perfect fit for each of their children. After high school, I went on to study music and business at college where I found a love for helping kids use their creativity in music. I still enjoy teaching music to students and integrate their learning style as we work through lessons at their own pace. In my free time I love playing sports with my husband, spending time with our family, and playing music. And most of all, I love seeing how God works through each and every situation.
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