Treat your young kids to fun Valentines Day activities that are quick and easy to set up but provide tons of play and hands-on learning opportunities. Multi sensory preschool Valentines Day activities for science, math, sensory, and fine motor skills play. Also make sure to check out our 14 Days Of Valentines STEM Activities!

VALENTINES DAY ACTIVITIES FOR PRESCHOOL

Heart themed preschool Valentines activities for science, math, sensory, and fine motor play. Fun and simple Valentine's Day activities for kids in preschool and kindergarten.

VALENTINES DAY THEME

We have enjoyed so many heart themed Valentines Day activities for preschoolers that included art, science, math, sensory play, and fine motor skills!

Lets use the holidays and seasons to create fun themes for classic preschool science activities. It’s the perfect way to keep kids engaged and having tons of fun while still learning something important.

All our Valentines Day activities use simple materials that can be picked up inexpensively at grocery stores, craft stores, and dollar stores. Many of these items can be reused from year to year if stored properly.

Preschool Valentine's Day activities for art, science, sensory, and fine motor early learning-2

VALENTINES DAY ACTIVITIES FOR PRESCHOOL

These are our favorites for heart themed preschool Valentine’s Day activities. You will find simple math activities, sensory bin ideas, simple science experiments, and fine motor skills practice.

1. FIZZY HEARTS EXPERIMENT

We have a fun Valentine’s Day chemistry activity with a love potion theme! This Valentines theme baking soda and vinegar experiment is perfect for exploring states of matter and chemical reactions with common kitchen ingredients!

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Valentines Day Potion Mixing and Baking Soda Science Activity

2. VALENTINE SALT DOUGH

Conversation hearts are the traditional candy of Valentine’s Day! I planned a few activities using a bag of these {not so great to us} tasty candies. We made Valentine hearts with our easy salt dough recipe.

Candy Heart Salt Dough Making Hearts Cookie Cutter Play

3. CANDY HEART OOBLECK

Explore Valentine’s Day science with a Valentine theme oobleck activity. Once you learn how to make oobleck, you won’t be able to stop!

Candy Hearts Oobleck science sensory play set up cornstarch water activity

4. CANDY HEART SINK THE BOAT

How many candy hearts does it take to sink the boat? What happens to the candy hearts that fall in the water? So many great questions to encourage your child to explore this candy heart sink the boat experiment!

Heart Candy Sink the boat Valentine's science play

5. VALENTINE MATH ACTIVITY

Explore standard and non standard measuring as well as number recognition and one to one counting. These candy hearts make for perfect Valentine’s early learning play!

Candy Heart Measuring Math Preschool Math Valentines Day

6. VALENTINE COUNTING GAME

Heart Math Game Preschool Valentines Math Counting Candy Hearts

7. VALENTINE WATER BEADS

Sensory bins are also great fun for preschool Valentine’s Day activities. Using sensory bins is an amazing early learning activity that has so much potential for early childhood development. You can read more about the importance of sensory bins here.

Sensory bins should be age appropriate and adult supervised if necessary. We also have a fun collection of Valentine’s Day heart themed sensory bins to share.

Valentines math water beads sensory play

8. PLAYDOUGH VALENTINES

Quick and easy Valentines playdough! I set out my favorite tray with lots of different goodies for creating and exploring with our Valentines playdough.

Valentines Play Dough Sensory Play Invitation

9. CARDBOARD HEARTS

Building with cardboard hearts is a great way to use up leftover cardboard and a great fine motor skill activity for kids.

Cardboard Hearts Building Activity Valentine Building Project

10. BUILD HEARTS WITH PVC PIPE

PVC Pipe Heart Engineering Project Building Hearts PVC Pipes

11. LEGO HEART

Our LEGO hearts are perfect for a quick engineering project or themed Valentine’s Day play! If you haven’t realized it already, LEGO is awesome for learning. Our LEGO hearts make a great STEM activity.

LEGO Hearts STEM Activity Valentine's Day Engineering Project

MORE VALENTINES DAY ACTIVITIES

We also tried out some specific preschool Valentine’s Day fine motor activities that really encouraged working on hand strength, hand-eye coordination, and finger dexterity. Make a Valentine’s Day scissor skills tray with collage active for a creative fine motor skills activity. Paint on tin foil and make tin foil hearts. Painting with brushes is terrific fine motor work. painting on aluminum foil is also an amazing process art activity.

There are so many more Valentine’s Day activities that you can do with the older preschooler too! Grow crystal hearts, make cool Valentine’s slime, or even design a LEGO candy box

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