As Valentine’s Day quickly approaches fun crafts and cards come to mind, these help with creativity, following directions and fine motor skills. Below are few fun craft ideas that we created at The Chicken’s Egg. But we didn’t want to stop there, what about fun activities that encompass science, technology, math and reading? Scroll down to find links that make Valentine’s Day activities about more than just paper and glue.
Love Bug Toilet Paper Craft
Toilet Paper Roll
Black, Red and Pink Paper
If your children are like mine you want to have everything prepped before they get to the table.
- Cut the red paper to the same height as the toilet paper roll, then glue onto the roll.
- Cut out little black hearts for the eyes, nose, and spots on the body. Also make 2 antennae. I made them into little hearts at the end. (I find folding the paper in half makes it easier to cut a uniform heart.)
- Glue all but 3 of the hearts onto the toilet paper roll.
- Using the red paper cut 2 hearts the same size for the wings and 1 more heart for the face.
- Cut a slightly smaller pink heart than the 2 red hearts. These will be the insides of the wings.
- Glue the pink hearts to the big red hearts then attach to the back of the toilet paper roll to make wings.
- Glue the remaining small black hearts onto the remaining red heart making the eyes and the nose. Glue on the antennae.
- Glue the face onto the front of the toilet paper roll.
- Love Bug complete!
Valentine’s Day Heart Wreath
Red and Pink Paper
This is a very easy project that doesn’t take a lot of prep.
- Cut out large heart for the wreath.
- Cut different size hearts our of the red and pink paper.
- Glue smaller hearts onto the large heart wreath.
- Valentine’s Day Heart Wreath is complete!
Valentine’s Day STEM Activity Links
Little Bins for Little Hands gets your child’s imagination going. Start with a bunch of different objects and watch as your child creates a unique object, artwork that is Valentine’s Day themed.
Sweet and Simple Living makes these cute little heart bird feeders. Since it is made with fruit loops I wouldn’t personally hang them up for the birds but it would make for cute decorations around the house.
Little Bins for Little Hands gets slimy with this Valentine’s Day sensory science experiment.
Buggy and Buddy let little hands practice engineering techniques. Using creativity and problem solving children are able to build fun structures with this activity.
Fun-A-Day lets preschoolers match up the number of hearts to the number. Great way for kids to learn the association of the written number and a visual representation of the number.
Of course with all our activities we have to include books. I love reading to my kids and enjoy finding out what books they really like and one’s they never have to be read again.
Valentine’s Day Reading
Pete the Cat: Valentine’s Day is Cool by James Dean and Kimberly Dean is apart of the Pete the Cat series which my kids love. The rhyming and receptive working is catchy for young ones.
The Day it Rained Hearts by Felicia Bond is a cute book. The hearts rain from the sky and each one is special in it’s own way. Then Cornelia Augusta catches them and gives them out.
The Chicken’s Egg wishes you and your family a wonderful Valentine’s Day!
Written by Jamie Jackson