Throughout the next week (or more), I start doing a lot of Valentine activities in preschool. The day comes (and goes) so quickly that I like to stretch it out a bit. I’ve been teaching 10 years and have a lot of Valentine / heart activities that I can do, but I always like looking for new ideas. This year, as I was browsing online, I realized there are a lot of nice free printable Valentine’s Day links. Here are some of the favorites I found.
Teacher’s Pay Teachers has a lot of great resources. I like to start by searching for the free ones within my age level. I found a cute set of 6 Valentine’s Day Number Line Puzzles which are great for sequencing. There’s a simple Heart Art paper where the children can cut colored paper to glue inside. For older children, there is a Valentine’s Color by Number page with lots of hearts. Again, these are all free and print very nicely.
2 Teaching Mommies is my go-to site when I want something thematic for the morning center time because some of my students love a more structured table time activity. There are two great printable Sweetheart Tracing books. One uses colors and one uses numbers. While you are there, check out their Valentine’s Day / Sweethearts themed packet. My preschoolers really like sorting the sweethearts and playing the rolling dice games.
I thought of my husband when I found these printable Valentine’s because he sells glow sticks around the Fourth of July for some extra income. Here is a printable Last Minute Glow Stick that says you make my heart glow. I also found a Lego Star Wars printable glow stick card. You could put a glow stick in each of these – or a pixie stick in the Star Wars one.
If you’re looking for another non-candy Valentine Idea, I like this idea of giving an A-maze-ing Valentine with a little maze taped on. My preschoolers (and I) love Goldfish crackers so this idea for a School of Fish Valentine is really cute, too.
The final idea we WILL be doing is my idea for a Long Distance Hug. It’s easy to paint (or stamp) hands and attach them with a ribbon. Print off the cute poem that I included and you have a sweet gift to mail your grandparents (or parents) for Valentine’s Day. It is a sweet idea!