If you are regular reader of Red Ted Art, you will know that we have an extensive set of Valentine’s Cards for Kids to make (both at home and as Classroom Valentine Cards) already! This is a big list of gorgeous homemade Valentine’s Day Cards. However, I thought it would be useful to specifically “Pull out” the Valentine’s Cards for Preschoolers to Make. We have ane extensive set of Preschooler Crafts for all the seasons. Including more general Valentine’s Crafts for Preschool.
These Preschooler Valentine’s Day Cards focus on a number of things – e.g. fine motor skills, pattern recognition and following simple patterns and process to help preschooler’s developement. Many of the cards shared here today, are suitable for as both Classroom Valentine Cards or to make at home. SOME (!) however, may be more suitable to make as a “together” project. Needless to say, any valentine’s day card made by toddlers or preschoolers is a precious keepsake too! I hope you like them. And I look forward to adding more over time!
Valentine’s Day Cards for Preschoolers & Toddlers
Handprint Valentine’s Cards (and fingerprints & footprints)
Who doesn’t love a handprint craft or footprint craft for Valentine’s Day (or Mother’s Day for that matter). My kids are actually 9 and almost 11 now.. and I have to confess.. I wish I had made MORE Handprint crafts with them when they were small. They really grow up fast! Sigh. Here are a some super cute Handprint Cards for Valentines that make great keepsakes too!
Fingerprint Hearts for Toddlers
Make friendship rocks instead of cards: Our Friendship Rocks!
Handprint “Blowing Kisses” Card
These handprint hearts are almost a “classic now” and such a lovely Homemade Valentine’s Keepsake for preschool to make! More info by Rosinah Huber.
So simple and so precious – handprint roses for handmade Valentine’s Cards by toddlers or babies!! This will no doubt be a lovely keepsake – More info via Nanny She Can Do.
This hand tree art can be made using stickers or recycle old magazines. The results are adorable and make the perfect toddler Valentine’s Day Card. Full info over on Putti’s World!
Though these are originally made from Salt Dough.. I thought these Footprint Hearts would be great as card keepsake too!
Check out Mrs Ricca’s Kindergarten for such an example!
Or how about a handprint love bug card? So cute! Full info on Arty Crafty Kids!
Valentine’s Card Collages
Collages are a a great way to work with young children on their card making skills. You can mix and match different mediums and materials and the results, with some simple tricks, are adorable. Collage crafts are also a great way to use up some “odds and ends” in the craft box – always good to have a clear out. Here are some fabulous Valentine’s Day Card Collage ideas to get you going.
Cupcake Liner Cards, so cute!
More easy Collage Heart Cards
Use toddler art, watercolours and collages to make thse lovely handmade Valentine Cards with toddlers. Full info on Arts Crafts and Family
Fine Motor Skills Valentine’s Day Card Ideas
Though I believe pretty much ALL crafts with preschoolers and toddlers are great for fine motor skills.. some crafts are more specific
Button Hearts – this is a gift wrap idea, but would look wonderful as a card too!
Collage Hearts – Great fine motor activity for tots!
We love some “stained glass” crafts with toddlers. Working with contact paper is a super fun way to create lovely homemade Valentine’s Cards. A great toddler card DIY by Sun Hats and Wellieboots.
Kids will love some pom pom painting.. and these heart pom poms are super easy and fun to make. Via Tips from a Typical Mom Blog.
Other fun Valentine’s Cards for Preschoolers
Squishy Heart Card – like a discover bottle through the post. So fun!
Science Colour Theory and Card Making in one
DIY Crayon Scratch Art Cards
Super simple cards for tots – colouring and cutting practice!
And finally.. about these Heart Flower Bouquets from I Heart Crafty Things?
Letter Resist Cards are always a great way to work with younger children. Love that instead of “just” painting over the letters, handprints are used for the detail. Via Ochard Girls.
Get the kids to send a paper hug for Valentine’s! It will sure but a smile on someone’s face – from the fabulous No Time for Flashcards!
Aaaah aren’t they all fabulous?!
More amazing Valentine’s Day Crafts for Preschoolers here:
Aaaaand now you have your cards all ready, how aboute having a go at these Valentine’s Mailbox ideas ?