Valentine's Day Ideas for Pre-Schoolers

by SimplySara

Get your pre-schooler involved in the Valentine's Day fun this year! Here are some ideas to get you started.

Read on to find out how to get kiddos involved in Valentine's Day fun. Find out how to create homemade Valentine's for their friends and family, activities that increase excitement leading up to Valentine's Day, and more. Discover how to share the meaning of love with your pre-schooler through spending quality time with him or her.

Valentine's Day Crafts

From Valentine's cards to decorations, here are some fun craft ideas.

Pink, Red, and White Countdown Rings

This activity gives your pre-schooler practice with their safety scissors, while helping them get a grasp on the concept of days. Cut out one inch wide strips of construction paper in red, white, and pink. Form one into a ring and secure the ends with a glue stick or clear tape. Interlock the next strip with the first one before securing the ends. Continue until you have a total of 14 interlocking rings. Now you and your child can countdown the days until Valentine's day by removing one ring each night before bed time!


Footprints on My Heart

Use water based paint or stamping ink to coat your kiddo's feet. Press them onto paper or card stock in such a way that it forms a heart. Write a cute message (or help your little one write it), such as "I love you from the bottom of my sole."  Frame it, or send it to the grandparents for a cute gift! Make a bunch of them to give to their friends, siblings, cousins, etc. for Valentine's cards.


Valentine's Day Shaker/Music Maker

Remove the label from an empty water bottle.  Put heart shaped cinnamon candies in the bottle. Let your child decorate the bottle with paints, stickers, white glue and yarn, whatever else you can think of!  Glue the lid onto the bottle and you have a cute, Valentine's Day music (noise) maker!



Valentine's Day Heart Wreath for Kids

Here are some video tutorials.
Rice Cereal Treats

Rice Cereal Treats

A Kids' Favorite With a Valentine's Day Twist

Prep time 15 min  -  Total time 15 min
Ingredients for 12 servings
6 cups dry rice cereal  • 3 tbsp. butter  • 1 (10 1/2 oz) package miniature marshmallows

Let's Get Cookin'!

Step 1: Melt the butter in a large saucepan using a low heat setting. Gradually add the marshmallows. Stir and cook until marshmallows are completely melted and mixture is blended. Remove from heat.

Step 2: Add the cereal and mix until all of the cereal is coated with the butter/marshmallow mixture.

Step 3: Press into a 13x9-inch baking pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Cool completely.

Valentine's Day Twist Options:

Option 1: Add red food coloring to the butter/marshmallow mixture to turn it a lovely shade of pink.

Option 2: Once the treats have cooled, cut them out with a metal, heart shaped cookie cutter.

Option 3: Sprinkle pink, red, and white sprinkles on the top of the treats and gently press them into the butter/marshmallow mixture so they will stick.

Option 4: Combine all of the options above.

Option 5: Cut out the cooled treats into the shape of your choice. Dip them into pink or red melted candy coating.

Option 6: Mix candy hearts in with the cereal, butter, and marshmallows.

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Updated: 02/10/2013, SimplySara
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