Preschool Valentines Day Activities



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Easy Delivery
Submitted by Wendy
For children that can not read yet, put a picture of each child on their Valentine's Mailbox. This way they know who they are giving cards to.
Valentine's Shaker
Submitted by Rachel
Put popcorn between two paper plates and staple them together. Let your children cut out hearts and put them all over the plates. Now you have terrific Valentine Shakers
Valentine Survival Present
Submitted by Barbara
Give your coworkers/parents/friends a valentine present by putting this poem (along with the items) on a bag:
A Valentine Survival Kit Just For You!
A chocolate kiss to remind you that you are loved!
A match to light your fire when you feel burned out!
A tootsie roll to remind you not to bite off more than you can chew!
Smarties to help you on those days you don't feel so smart!
A starburst to give you a burst of energy on those days you don't have any!
A snickers to remind you to take time to laugh!
A bag to help you keep it all together and to give you food for thought
And most importantly, a candle to remind you that you can brighten someone else's day!
Valentine's Field Trip
Submitted by an Unknown User
Take your class to a nursing home for Valentine's Day. Leave these special "Grandparents" a present by having your children bring in old stuffed animals. Have them tell you a story about the animals. Write down the story and give the bear along with the story to the "Grandparents." They will Love It!
Valentine Party
Submitted by Gina
Instead of a Valentine's party with candy and cards have a luncheon with your parents or other special people that are loved. You can also make this into a tea party
Hearts Guess
Submitted by Pam
Give each of your children a small package of valentine hearts (the kind with the sayings on them) Have your children guess how many hearts are in a box. Then have them count how many hearts they have.
Scented Heart Gift
Submitted by Kelli
Mix red potpourri and glue together in bowl, making sure the potpourri is covered well with glue. Put the mixture into a heart shaped cookie cutter (you may want to have the cookie cutter on wax paper) and put a ribbon in the heart to make a hanger for it.
Valentine's Books
Submitted by Martha
I Love You, Little One by Nancy Tafuri
Valentine Mice by Bethany Roberts
My Love For You by Susan L. Roth
Bunny My Honey by Anita Jeram
Froggy's First Kiss by Jonathan London
Mama, Do You Love Me? by Barbara M. Joosse
Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
If You Love A Bear by Piers Harper
Heart Bulletin Board
Submitted by Lia
Give each of your children large hearts. Have them take these hearts home and put different things that make them happy. Once they bring all of their hearts back you can make a cute bulletin board. Use a title like "Happy Hearts Makes A Happy Class"
Kiss Bulletin Board
Submitted by Joanna
Make a pattern of a chocolate kiss candy and wrap it with tinfoil (make enough for every child). Take white tissue paper and write each of your children's names on them. Finally, put small hearts of pink, white and red around the kisses. You can use the title: "My Favorite Sweets" or "Sweeties Gifts"
Picture Frame
Submitted by Kelly
Empty a small box of conversation hearts (the kind with the clear heart shaped cellophane on the front). Then take individual pictures of your children. Cut the front of the box off and put the picture behind the cellophane. Laminate this and put a magnet on the back of it.
Valentine's Pretzels
Submitted by India
Melt white confectioners candy in the microwave and then add red food coloring until you get a good color. Then dip pretzels in the candy. These make great Valentines snacks.
Helping Hearts
Submitted by Amy
Give each of your children ten hearts to take home along with instruction for your parents to give them a heart each time they helped out around the house (chores, pets, siblings, etc) to write the chore on the card and send it back to school. Set up a display in your classroom of hearts on a wall. Then at the end of the week/month you can go over how your children used their 'helping hearts' throughout the week.
Memory Handprint
Submitted by Cindy
What You Need:
  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 1 Cup Salt
  • Water
  • Food Coloring (optional)
What You Do:
  • Mix flour and salt, add enough water to get a firm clay-like mixture. Remove 1/2 cup of dough and press it into a circular shape on a lightly greased cookie sheet. It should be large enough for a child's hand or foot to fit onto with the fingers or toes spread out. Push child's hand or foot firmly into dough. Let dough dry for several weeks or put in oven at 225 degrees for 2 to 4 hours, depending on the thickness of the dough.
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