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Valentine’s Day is such a exciting holiday to get into the games and activities spirit with toddlers and preschoolers. With such a fun-filled November and December, February seems like a long ways away for the next holiday.
I love the placement of Valentine’s Day though, even if it is deemed a Hallmark holiday. Usually by this time parents, like you, are struggling to find ideas to entertain their kids throughout the winter.
You can’t go outside, and the kids are getting sick of their Christmas presents (yes, already!).
These Valentine’s Day activities are perfect to get your kids back to being occupied with heart shapes, printable, games to play, and more.
Valentine’s Day I Spy Counting Activity from Life Over C’s
If you’ve never played I Spy with your preschooler or toddler, you’re missing out. It’s an easy way to teach them how to focus and pay attention to detail while still being fun.
This I Spy Valentine’s Day version does just that with cute pictures and free printables included!
Conversation Hearts Game from Cutesy Crafts
This game is a great way to get your preschooler or even kindergartner to open up. Yes, I am sure they talk ALL the time and even ask you “why?” 2 million times a day, but this game teaches them how to answer the questions appropriately.
This will need some parent involvement if your child can’t read, but is a great game to play together as a family.
It even comes with a free printable!
Valentine’s Day BINGO from Artsy Fartsy Mama
This is such an easy, yet creative way to play BINGO with toddlers. It also includes conversation hearts (a great way to use them since I don’t know anyone who actually eats them).
It’s a great classroom activity for preschoolers with a version to cut out the hearts and place them in different spots for each board.
The concept is simple. Find the correct conversation heart that matches on the board and place it in the spot. When you get 5 in a row shout BINGO!
Free printables are included!
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DIY Valentine’s Day Slime from My Home Based Life
Nothing says fun to a preschooler like making slime. It’s a great way to introduce science experiments into the holiday while taking part in an activity that puts a smile on their face.
You can add heart shaped glitter to make it even more festive!
SEVEN Valentine’s Day Minute to Win It Games from Sunflower Mom
Normally I like to include games and activities that are just one game so you can choose the one (or twenty) that are perfect for you, but these games are ALL amazing!
If you’ve never watched Minute to Win It, it’s easy. Basically, you have a minute to complete a certain task. You can always make this time frame longer when younger toddlers are involved.
Included games to play range from stacking conversation hearts, tossing them into cups, and guessing chocolate (yum!).
DIY Valentine Tic-Tac-Toe Board from Crayons and Cravings
Who doesn’t love Tic-Tac-Toe?! Even my 2 year old loves placing the pieces on the board with me even if she doesn’t understand how to play.
It’s a great idea for preschoolers as a classroom activity with heart shapes included for festivity!
The game board is so incredibly easy to make and it’s reusable meaning you can keep playing even after Valentine’s Day!
Heart Matching Puzzle from A Dab of Glue Will Do
Nothing is better than a Valentine’s Day activity for preschoolers that is not only fun, but also educational!
Use the free printable included to cut out heart shapes and have your preschoolers match the dots to the correct corresponding numbers.
The printable also comes with matching words that can be used in the classroom for kindergartners, but younger toddlers can still use these as just matching what the words look like.