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If you’re like me, any holiday is a good reason to have some fun with the kids! Valentine’s Day is definitely one of the best holidays to take advantage of! We’ve got a ton of Valentine’s Day Activities for Kids that cover all the bases!
We’ve got creative Valentine art ideas, sweet Valentine treats, Valentine games, and Printable Valentines for you to make with your kids! There’s something for everyone here, no matter what kind of activities for Valentine’s Day you need!
Valentine’s Day Activities for Kids
When it comes to Valentine’s Day, I’m all about getting crafty and getting in the kitchen! I love hearts and the color pink so I blame it a bit on that.
Plus all the stores have some of the cutest Valentine’s decor items out. It’s hard for me to resist them all!
But silliness aside, I really like having a little theme for activities to do with the kids! I know we don’t need a reason, but it’s fun to tell them I’m ready to do a valentine project! They always get excited!
Activities for Valentine’s Day
Most of the Valentine’s Day Activities for kids that we enjoy doing fall into four categories.
- Valentine’s Day Craft Activities
- Valentine Day Treats
- Valentine games
- DIY/Printable Valentines for Kids
I think those categories cover pretty much anything you might want to do with your kids this Valentine’s Day! So I hope you find a few fun projects to do together and create some new memories you’ll remember forever!
Valentine Art Activities
We’ve got quite a few easy Valentine crafts that we’ve created over the past few years.
They range from gifts that are great for grandparents to shirts and even some home decor items!
Here are some of our favorite arts and crafts ideas:
- Thumbprint Vase
- Bucket of Kisses craft
- DIY Valentine’s Shirt
- Valentine Napkin Rings
- Heart Rocks
- Secret Message Valentines
- and more!
Visit our Valentine Art page to see all of the fun ideas and choose one to make with your kids!
You can also go with a really simple approach and cut out paper hearts then decorate them. Paint, crayons, markers, or whatever else you have around the house work perfectly! It’s an easy way to get crafty with your kids without any planning at all!
If you love hearts like I do, check out some of these great Heart Crafts for Kids that I’ve collected!
Valentine Treats & Sweet Desserts
Valentine’s Day is all about the sweets, right?
Every store I go in seems to have at least two aisles dedicated to all kinds of candy or candy gift sets! Then there are all of the valentines you can buy in the store that come with some kind of candy for your kids to take to school.
So it’s clearly the perfect reason to spend the first few weeks of February valentines treats for your kids (and you) to enjoy!
I might be making it sound like Valentine Day treats have to be all chocolate and candy hearts, but we’ve got a variety of ideas including the sweet desserts and candy bark, but also some healthier Valentine’s Day snack ideas too!
- Cake Mix Cookies
- Peanut Butter Balls
- Graham Cracker Snacks (done three different ways!)
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
- Candy Cookie bark
- Cake balls
- and more!
Find them all on our Easy Valentine Treats page!
If you want to bake but want to keep it as simple as possible, just pick up some pre-made cookie dough and make cookies with the kids! You can sprinkle them with Valentine sprinkles to add some festive too them!
Or buy some sugar cookies in the bakery at your local store and let your kids decorate them with frosting and sprinkles!
Valentine’s Day Activities for Kids: Games for Home & School
If you’re helping plan your child’s school party, then you’re definitely on the hunt for some easy activities for Valentine’s Day! I’ve been there. I’ve actually been on both sides of the party too — as the teacher and as a mom helping!
Now that I’m out of the classroom, I’m happy to help with the school party, but I also love playing some of the easy Valentine games at home too!
Check out our 7 Lively Valentine Games for Kids that you can play at home or at school!
DIY & Printable Valentines
The last area where we spend some time each Valentine’s Day is working on making valentines to take to school!
Now that both kids are in school of some kind, if I decide to go the DIY Valentine route, I definitely have to keep it simple and easy.
Last year Weston wanted some store bought valentines with candy so we did that, but I love taking time to make valentines with him.
We’ve got a ton of ideas for easy DIY valentines but we also have FREE Valentine printables! Here are a few themes we’ve put together:
- Rubber Duck Valentine Idea
- Printable Elephant Treat Bag
- Print Your Own Jungle Animal Valentines
- Chewing Gum Printable Valentines for Kids
If you’re looking for even more DIY ideas, we’ve rounded up 14 of our favorite DIY Valentines for Kids too!
And if you’re just looking to browse all of our ideas, you can check out ALL of our Valentine’s Day posts or visit each section: