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25 Sensory and Fine Motor Valentine’s Day Activities for Preschoolers

Inside: A round-up of 25 sensory and fine motor Valentine’s Day Activities for preschoolers ages two to five.

Now that the busy holiday season is over, I can get back into my regular mom swing of things and devote my spare time to playing and creating fun, educational activities for Lennox.

He really enjoys when I stop my cleaning and mom chores to sit down and spend some quality time with him, being through play, crafts, or merely some cuddle time. It really uplifts his mood and changes his behavior.

One of his favorite activities is loose parts play. Learn more here.

Since Valentine’s day is near, I rounded up 25 exciting activities you can do with your preschooler or toddler. Among them, you can find fun crafts, sensory play, and fine motor activities to gear your child up for the holiday of love.

Enjoy, and let me know in the comments below which activities you think your child/ren will love!!!

Valentine's Day Activities for Preschoolers

25 Valentine’s Day Activities for Preschoolers

Valentines Day Activities for Preschoolers

1. Lovebug Play Dough

With Picklebums

“What better way to celebrate our continued loved of play dough than by making play dough love bugs!”

2. Sticky Note Heart Wall

With Bilingual Beginnings

“Surprise your child by putting sticky notes in the shape of a heart on the wall. You will be shocked how entertained they will be.”

3. Valentine’s Themed Sensory Bin

With Fun With Mama

“My kids LOVE sensory bins and can spend hours and hours (on different days of course) playing with it.”

Related: Construction Zone Sensory Bean Box for Toddlers and Preschoolers

4. Valentine Tinker Tray

With U Ready, Teddy?

“A tinker tray is a tray filled with loose parts or found objects. They are commonly used in the Reggio Emilia approach to learning. Tinker tray materials can be used for a variety of activities or art making projects. I love tinker trays because they promote open-ended art making, critical thinking and process over product.”

Valentine's Day Activities for Preschoolers

Related: The Benefits of Loose Parts Play

5. Toilet Paper Hearts

With Bilingual Beginnings

An easy, and fun Valentine’s Day craft that involves stamping toilet paper rolls into the shape of hearts. How fun!

6. Make a Valentine’s Day Heart Purse

with Sixth Bloom

“A Random Act of Kindness purse that is heart shaped, a wonderful preschool activity with a little Valentine’s Day theme too.  Why not accomplish two activities in one, right?”

7. Valentine Pom Pom Mats

with Fun With Mama

“Children will have to use their pincer grip to pick up the pom poms and their visual perception to place them in the right spot. You can have them do this on or off the mat. Throw in my favorite tools for more fine motor strengthening activities!”

8. DIY Heart Sidewalk Chalk

with The Things We’ll Make

“Making your own sidewalk chalk is a very simple, quick project, and uses only plaster of Paris and water, well, and any colorant that you would like to use to make colored chalk.”

Related: Mosaic Heart Chalk Activity for Kids

9. Valentine’s Card Squishy Hearts

with Red Ted Art

“Don’t we all just need a little more love?!  I know I’m always looking for more ways to be a better mama and show my kiddos a little more love.  So I thought I’d make them a special “Squishy Heart” Kids Valentine Card with love, from Mama.  Check it out…

Valentines Day Activities for Preschoolers

10. Photo Valentine’s Day Wreath

with Simple Everyday Mom

“A sweet twist on the classic macaroni wreaths for kids and turning it into a fun Valentine-themed craft for kids.”

Related: The Best Art and Crafts Supplies for Preschoolers and Toddlers

11. Washi Tape Valentine’s Day Bookmarks

with The Gingerbread House

“We love crafting with washi tape. A few years ago I went crazy buying it and we still have so much of it. The good thing is that it is still sticky and perfect for crafting with. It’s especially fun for the children as they can just tear the tape with their fingers, no need for scissors!”

12. Edible Valentine’s Day Conversation Heart Slime

with The Soccer Mom Blog

13. Valentines Day I Spy Printable Worksheet

with Where’d My Sanity Go

“Kids will love this Valentines Day I Spy printable! The instructions are easy; just find and color the seven different Valentine’s Day themed graphics.”

14. Valentine’s Day Scavenger Hunt in Spanish and English

With Bilingual Beginnings

Learn about Valentine’s Day in Spanish with this bilingual scavenger hunt that will teach your child all of the essential love words!

Valentine's Day Scavenger Hunt

15. Mosaic Love Letter Cards

with Red Ted Art

“These not only look great, but are wonderful for fine motor skills development”

16. Valentine’s Day Textured Art Activity

with Best Toys 4 Toddlers

“Recycle and reuse is the name of the game when it comes to this holiday art activity. Your child can make a textured Valentine’s heart by reusing old felt and fabric scraps.”

17. Heart Monster Valentine’s Day Craft

with The Keele Deal

“Making these Heart Monsters is fast and easy. Perfect for toddlers with lots of wiggles and short attention spans.”

Valentines Day Activities for Preschoolers

18. Paper Plate Heart Sewing Craft

with Red Ted Art

“This past year we have grown extra fond of using yarn for crafting. Yarn not only adds a great textural element to crafts, but wrapping, weaving and threading yarn is excellent for kids to learn beginning sewing skills. It’s also great for strengthening fine motor muscles in the fingers and hands. This year for Valentine’s Day we created this paper plate yarn sewing heart craft that your children will adore! Make one or create several and string them together to make a fun Valentine’s Day banner.”

19. Heart Suncatcher Valentines Day Toddler Craft

with Mom in the Six

20. Valentine’s Day Clothespin Bugs

with The Country Chic Cottage

“Turn a plain clothespin into something fun in just minutes.  They can be used to close treat bags for a party or just to hang around a room.”

Valentines Day Activities for Preschoolers

21. Heart Wreath Photo Collage

With Bilingual Beginnings

22. Coffee Filter Hearts

with Simple Fun for Kids

“It’s a super simple technique, quick, and I love the way the colors bleed into the coffee filter!”

23. Rainbow Heart Paper Weaving Activity

with Red Ted Art

“This activity is great for developing fine motor skills and hand eye coordination, and the finished product would make a beautiful card or gift.”

24. “Piece of my Heart” Kid Valentine Card

with The Soccer Mom Blog

““This year we made this “piece of my heart” Valentine’s Day card and it turned out to be the cutest thing! I love that it’s easy enough for older kids to make themselves and younger kids to make with assistance.”

25. Sponge Heart Cakes Process Activity

with Red Ted Art

“Create a Sponge Heart Cakes art station and see what the kids come up with. Love all the different elements to squish, and squeeze. Poke and stick and assemble. SO MUCH FUN!”

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Valentines Day Activities for Preschoolers

Alicia Ortego

Sunday 15th of January 2023

Valentine's day is a great holiday. Thanks for once again bringing this to our attention. The activities that you offer here are just marvelous. I'd be happy to try them ut with my kids at home and with my students at school. I think Valentine's day is a great day to tell kids about different kinds of love that there are: love for another person, love for your parents, love for your friends, love for your pets, and for your toys, even, This is also a great day to remind them that love comes in different forms; such as kindness, acceptance, gratitude, and honesty, Thank you so much for the new ideas. If you ever need any new ones as well, you're welcome to take a look at mine here


Monday 6th of January 2020

These are such cute and fun activities!


Monday 6th of January 2020

These are amazing activities for babies, mine is not a baby any more but wpuld still love to do these activities.

Kale @

Saturday 4th of January 2020

I love the sticky note heart on the wall idea! I bet he loves playing with it. :)Valentine's Day is so fun with all of the red and pink hearts. I need to get my Valentine's Day craft post up! Thanks for reminding me and sharing such cute ideas. :)

Diana | Wandering Hoof Ranch

Saturday 4th of January 2020

I love the collection of crafts! Good work. I want to try the paper plate heart for sure! I’ll be pinning this as a good reference :)