Get your little learners ready for Valentine’s Day with these fun and educational printables! Through hands-on activities, children will develop skills in literacy, math and fine motor as they learn about emotions and friendship. These preschool Valentine printables are easy to prepare, too – it’s a great way to make learning meaningful during the season of love!
Preschool Valentine’s Day Printables
Valentine’s Day is such fun in preschool! Preschoolers have BIG emotions, which means that they also love BIG! Valentines is a perfect opportunity to give them a way to express that love for their friends and classmates in appropriate ways.
It’s also fun to explore heart-shaped everything! I love pulling a holiday theme into our lesson plans and mixing up our regular academic routines. The fun valentine printables below include activities that teach math, literacy, fine motor, and social/emotional skills in creative, hands-on ways.
Frequently Asked Questions about Valentine’s Day in Preschool
It’s traditional to do a card exchange on Valentine’s Day. It’s always something preschoolers look forward to and something that remains special. In addition to that, we also celebrate by doing a valentine process art project and doing thematic learning activities like these printable Valentine’s Day centers. You can try these Montessori inspired tray activities, have a special Valentine’s Day snack, and enjoy this beautiful Valentine’s Day sensory bin.
The best way to teach toddlers about Valentine’s Day is to teach the meaning of the holiday. It’s not about candy and receiving gifts; it’s a time to celebrate love and friendship and the joy of having other people in your life. This is a good opportunity to teach your toddler about kindness, too, by using these 28 days of kindness cards.
Say it back! Sometimes preschoolers don’t hear the words “I love you,” so I say it back to them. It’s important to teach preschoolers it is ok to express their positive emotions. If you feel uncomfortable telling your preschooler you love them, then say something like “I appreciate you,” or “that makes me feel so special,” or “I love having you in my class.”
Support Valentine Learning Activities with Picture Books
Don’t miss the opportunity to teach valuable lessons through picture books! They are a magical way to teach big concepts, like friendship and kindness, through engaging stories.
Heart Themed Printables
These heart themed printables are perfect for Valentine's Day. Use them in your preschool lesson plans or centers to teach math, fine motor and literacy skills.
Friendship Themed Printables
These friendship themed activities are a great alternative to Valentine's Day activities. They will help teach your preschoolers about emotions and kindness, as well as math skills and letter recognition.
Free Lesson Plans
These 2 free lesson plan sets for a Valentine's Day or Friendship theme include a variety of 16 thematic activities for preschoolers at home or in the classroom.
These free printables are perfect for young children and provide multi-sensory, hands-on activities for Valentine’s Day. They are an easy way to incorporate themed learning activities into your friendship or emotions themed lesson plans. Whether you’re looking for valentine math activities for preschoolers or just free Valentine’s Day printables, the above list will certainly get you started in the right track.
I’m Sarah, an educator turned stay-at-home-mama of five! I’m the owner and creator of Stay At Home Educator, a website about intentional teaching and purposeful learning in the early childhood years. I’ve taught a range of levels, from preschool to college and a little bit of everything in between. Right now my focus is teaching my children and running a preschool from my home. Credentials include: Bachelors in Art, Masters in Curriculum and Instruction.