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


Set Up A Valentine’s Day Theme

We have enjoyed so many heart themed Valentine’s Day activities for preschoolers that include art, science, math, sensory play, and fine motor skills!

Lets use the holidays and seasons to create fun themes for preschool 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 below use simple materials that can be picked up inexpensively at grocery stores, craft stores, and dollar stores. Many of these items can be reused yearly if stored properly.

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

Free Printable Valentine STEM Calendar and Cards!

Get started with this free printable guide below.

Fun Valentine Preschool Activities

Click on each activity below for the full supply list and instructions. You can also check out all our free Valentine’s Day printables.

Valentine Science

Fizzy Hearts Baking Soda and Vinegar Experiment

Valentine Balloon Experiment

Oil and Water Density Experiment

Valentine’s Frozen Hands Activity

Growing Salt Crystal Hearts

Heart Salt Crystals

Heart Lava Lamp

Valentine’s Bubbles

Valentine Sink The Boat

Water Displacement with Hearts

Candy Heart Oobleck


Valentine Math

Valentine Snap Cubes: Download this free Valentine Snap Cube pack to use in your STEM center in the classroom or at home.


Make Heart Geoboard Patterns

Measuring with Candy Hearts

More Quick Math Ideas

Make patterns, sort colors, and do hands-on math! You can write numbers on each plate for number recognition as well.


Valentine Sensory Activities

Valentine Glitter Bottle

Valentine Sensory Bins

Valentine’s Playdough Activity

Valentine Sensory Bottle

Valentine Building Activities

PVC Pipe Heart

LEGO Heart

LEGO Love Letters

Printable Valentine’s Day LEGO Challenges


Valentine Art & Crafts

Pollock Splatter Heart

Watercolor Hearts

Valentine’s Day Coloring Pages

Printable Valentine’s Day Cards

More Heart Art Ideas

  1. Heart Collage:
    • Materials: Heart cutout, paper scraps, newsprint, magazine pictures, glue, and child-safe scissors.
    • Have kids cut or tear pieces of various papers and glue to heart to create a colorful collage.
  2. Tissue Paper Heart Collage:
    • Materials: Construction paper, tissue paper (various colors), glue, and child-safe scissors.
    • Instructions: Cut out a large heart shape from construction paper. Cut or tear small pieces of tissue paper and glue them onto the heart shape to create a colorful tissue paper collage.
  3. Fabric Scrap Heart Collage:
    • Materials: Fabric scraps, glue, cardboard or paper.
    • Instructions: Collect various fabric scraps in different colors and patterns. Provide a heart-shaped base (cardboard or paper) and let the children glue the fabric scraps onto the heart to create a textured and vibrant collage.

Bonus: Valentine Games For Preschoolers

Valentine Bingo

Bingo games are a great way to promote literacy, memory, and connection! These Valentine bingo cards are fun to add to your Valentine’s Day activities. It also includes bonus printable Valentine’s activities such as I spy!


Dollar Store Valentine Games

Make these quick and fun Valentine’s Day games for your preschooler using dollar-store materials! Use boxes of cards to play a classic matching game or use mini cups and conversation hearts to make an alternative matching game.

Valentine Memory Game

Valentine’s Day Books For Preschoolers

These books are filled with love, friendship, and delightful illustrations, making them perfect for sharing with preschoolers during the Valentine’s Day season.

“Love from The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle. This heartwarming book features the beloved character from “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” as he expresses love in various forms.

“Happy Valentine’s Day, Mouse!” by Laura Numeroff. Mouse celebrates Valentine’s Day by making special valentines for all his friends. A sweet and colorful book with counting elements.

“Llama Llama I Love You” by Anna Dewdney. Join Llama Llama as he expresses his love for Mama Llama on Valentine’s Day. The rhyming text makes it an engaging read-aloud.

“The Day It Rained Hearts” by Felicia Bond. In this imaginative story, a little girl catches hearts that fall from the sky and uses them to create unique valentines for her friends.

“Guess How Much I Love You” by Sam McBratney. While not specifically a Valentine’s Day book, this classic tale of Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare expressing their love is perfect for the occasion.

“Love Monster” by Rachel Bright. Love Monster, a slightly hairy but endearing creature, embarks on a journey to find someone who will love him just the way he is.

“The Biggest Valentine Ever” by Steven Kroll. Join two mice, Clayton and Desmond, as they work together to create the biggest valentine ever for their teacher.

“Pete the Cat: Valentine’s Day Is Cool” by Kimberly and James Dean. Pete the Cat discovers that Valentine’s Day can be cool as he learns about friendship, kindness, and sharing with his friends.

“Snowy Valentine” by David Petersen. Jasper the rabbit searches for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for his wife Lilly in this charming and beautifully illustrated book.

“Love, Splat” by Rob Scotton. Splat the cat has a secret crush on a special cat named Kitten, and he’s determined to give her the best Valentine ever.

Make A Preschool STEM Center

Print out this handy guide to set up a Valentine Preschool STEM center.


More Fun Valentine’s Day Activities

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