Looking for a few Valentine’s Day activities for toddlers? Here are a selection of wonderful ideas, to play, make, create and imagine!
Younger children do not yet understand the concept of Valentine’s Day, however, love is something they can definitely relate to so I have tried to find some great activities that are themed with love and hearts and fun!
Toddler Valentine’s Day activities to try
Heart shaped stamps – sponge printing process art idea.
Handprinted heart-shaped owls. Toddlers will need a little help setting this up, and then they can print their own hands!
Valentine’s day heart printing – including a handy link about how to make your own potato stamp – the easy way!
Send hugs and kisses this Valentine’s Day – the perfect card idea to send in the mail to relatives far away!
Heart art – symmetry painting. Easy and fun for Valentine’s Day // The Artful Parent
Find the heart sticker activity // Happy Toddler Playtime
Heart hopscotch: An active Valentine’s Day learning game // Toddler Approved
Saving cream heart art. This creates the most amazing effect // Hello Wonderful
Valentine heart shaped letter box // Crafts by Amanda at Six Cereal
Tape resist art // Play Teach Repeat
Thumbprint art idea, a very special keepsake // A Dab of Glue Will Go
Easy DIY heart stamps // Fantastic Fun & Learning
Handprint Valentine craft – including a full video tutorial // The Best Ideas for Kids
Free Valentines coloring pages for toddlers and preschoolers // Kids Activities Blog
There is a selection of free Valentine’s Day activity and coloring pages to download.
Here are even more Preschool and Toddler Valentine’s Day Crafts:
Footprint flower. We made this for Mother’s Day but it is a certain winner for Mom on Valentine’s Day too!
Fruit loop bird feeder // Sweet and Simple Living
Sweet Valentine’s Day wreath idea // Living in Happy Place
Blooming heart science experiment // Entertain Your Toddler
Conversation heart photo frame // Preschool Inspirations
Cookie cutter painting for Valentine’s Day // Hands on as we Grow
Heart bouquet cards, I love this clever idea! // Red Ted Art
You make my heart flutter craft idea // Teaching Mama
Silly heart puppets // Creative Family Fun
Cute little heart mouse craft // Non-Toy Gifts
Paper plate love birds // Craft Morning
Rainbow heart suncatchers // Fireflies and Mud Pies
Paper plate weaving // I Heart Crafty Things
Love handprint and footprint art // Hello Wonderful
Including a free LOVE template to download. I love this little Valentine’s Day keepsake idea!
Adorable hand print love birds – incl free printable template // Kids Craft Room
My Tweetie Pie, oh how punny!
Sensory play ideas with a love and Valentine’s day theme:
Valentine’s Day invitation to play dough – a wonderful play dough set up.
Pink ombre play dough recipe. The perfect addition to sensory play.
Valentine’s Day hearts rice sensory bin // Active Littles
Fizzy frozen hearts – a wonderful science and play idea // Messy Little Monster
Love themed sensory bottle // Mom. Wife. Busy Life.
Sweet Valentine’s Day sensory bin with practical life and math activities // Living Montessori Now
Valentine’s Jell-O Jigglers // Meatball Mom
Candy hearts oobleck activity – combine science and play // Little Bins for Little Hands
Red hot slime // Lemon Lime Adventures
Strawberry scented cloud dough // Natural Beach Living
Valentine’s Day book recommendations:
Here are some other LOVEly Valentine’s day ideas I think you will enjoy:
Valentine’s Day process art ideas, where the focus is on doing, rather than the result.
Quick and easy Valentines craft ideas for last minute love.
Valentine’s Day cards and gifts made from recycled materials.
Child made Valentine’s Day cards.