Valentines Day is an exciting holiday for preschoolers who are learning how to express their emotions. These fun and easy preschool education activities can be used as part of a Valentines Day preschool theme or as fun activities to do at home with mom.
Preschool Valentines Day Circle Time
Who do you love? – Ask preschoolers what it means to love someone. Talk about the people that they love and why they love them.
Preschool Valentines Day Arts and Crafts
ASL I-Love-You Craft - This fun craft uses a cut out of a preschoolers hand to create the ASL sign for I-Love-You. Preschoolers will love using their imagination to decorate the paper heart that they will glue their hand sign on.
Preschool Valentines Day Math and Science
Heart Patterns – Use tiny candy hearts to teach preschoolers about patterns. Make pattern cards by cutting a piece of paper in half lengthwise and drawing colored hearts in a simple pattern such as pink, white, pink, white. Have preschoolers place the corresponding colored candy heart on top of the hearts you have drawn and continuing the pattern.
Love Potion – Make red and blue ice cubes by filling an ice cube tray with water and adding a few drops of food coloring to each ice cube. When the ice cubes are frozen invite each preschooler to put one red ice cube and one blue ice cube into a glass of water. Ask the preschoolers to guess what will happen to the water as the ice cubes melt. Let the water sit for a while. As the ice cubes melt, the water will turn into a purple love potion. Preschoolers may drink the water if they wish.
Heart sorting – Provide preschoolers with several small bowls and a selection of candy hearts. Ask them to sort the candy hearts into the bowls by color.
Preschool Valentines Day Music and Movement
Preschool Valentines Day Pretend Play
Valentines Day Mailbox – Decorate a small box to use as a mailbox. Provide preschoolers with pretty stationary, stickers and writing materials. Have them “write” valentines to their friends and put them in the mailbox. Preschoolers will love sending and receiving mail.