Fun Preschool Learning Activities for Valentine's Day

Preschool learning activities with a Valentine theme will have your preschooler asking to learn more. Using hearts, mail, and other Valentine ideas, you can teach your preschooler shapes, sizes, numbers, colors, and writing skills.





Doing Valentine crafts with your preschooler or toddler will work on her fine motor skills (needed for writing), cutting skills, creativity, and concentration. Preschool Songs and finger plays for Valentine's Day teach preschoolers and toddlers language skills, fine motor skills, and gross motor skills. Your child will also have fun and gain confidence and self-esteem (and won't realize he is doing learning activities).

The following Valentine preschool learning activities can be done individually or in “stations.” It only takes a few minutes to set up a few activities around a room and your children will love to try them all at their own pace.

Who knows... you may even be able to cook dinner in peace!

Preschool Math Activities

Number Match
Supplies

  • 10- 3x5 index cards
  • Valentine stickers (I used heart foamies)
  • Marker
  • Pencil

Set up

  • On 5 of the index cards write the numbers 1 through 5
  • On the other 5 place stickers to represent the numbers 1 through 5 (1 heart on first card, 2 hearts on the second, and so on)
  • Mix up each set of cards

There are several ways to play this number game

  • Order the sticker cards from highest to lowest
  • Match the sticker cards to the number cards
  • Mix all of the cards up, select 2 and decide which is MORE (higher)
  • Make cards up to 10 and play “Go Fish”

Felt Board Heart Activity
Supplies

  • Felt in various Valentine colors
  • Scissors
  • Felt board or large piece of felt

Set up

  • Out of each color of felt, cut several hearts of various sizes
  • Set up your felt board or lay a larger piece of felt on the floor

To play (again, several fun ideas for preschoolers)

  • Match the colors or sizes of hearts
  • Order the hearts by color and size (example: all red hearts from biggest to smallest)
  • Use creativity and make Valentine heart “creatures”



Valentine’s Day Alphabet and Writing Activities

Letter Box
Supplies
  • A box or container
  • Several pictures or objects that start with the letter “V”
  • Several picture or objects that begin with other letters
Set up
  • Use free clip art and print out “V” words and other words
  • Place all of the pictures (or objects) by the container

To play

  • Talk about the letter “V” and what sound it makes at the beginning of words
  • Ask your preschooler to tell you words that start with “V” (van, Valentine, violin, etc)
  • Have your preschooler say the words from each picture or object aloud and decide if it makes the “V” sound
  • Your preschooler can place all of the “V” words in the container

Writing Activities
Supplies

  • Paper or envelopes
  • Pencil, crayons, or markers
This preschool learning activity can be adjusted based on your child’s ability and age…
  • For the youngest toddlers, just have them scribble in valentine colors (you can then cut the paper into a heart shape for a cute Valentine)
  • Some preschoolers can begin signing their name on their Valentines. Have your child try the first letter or trace over the letters you write
  • Older preschoolers can sign their names, write “Happy Valentine’s Day”, and even help address envelopes (this is also a great time to teach your preschooler her address)




So many preschool math activities, preschool reading activities, and preschool games can be done with a Valentine theme. With a few easy preschool ideas, the preschool learning activities are endless.

Have fun creating and learning with your preschooler or toddler!



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