Valentine’s Day will be here soon, and the kids are getting excited. They’ll have a blast making Valentines for their friends and classmates, so we have the perfect craft for them to do!
Kids of all ages will have a fun time making this dinosaur Valentine craft! It’s a fun and creative craft that’ll be great for your dinosaur-loving kids.
It’ll be a great Valentine for them to share with someone they think is “dino-mite,” and it only takes a handful of supplies! Encourage the kids’ creativity by getting them to choose their favorite colors to make their dinosaurs.
Download the free template, grab the crafting supplies, and see our step-by-step instructions below to see just how easily this fun dinosaur craft comes together.
If you want even more fun ideas, be sure to look through all of our Valentine crafts for kids to spread the love this Valentine’s Day. Have a look and save the ones you’d like to make with your little loves.
Dinosaur Valentine Paper Craft
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Dinosaur template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the dinosaur template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Start by gluing the eye just below the eyebrow.
Take the belly and glue it to the left-most part of the dinosaur’s body, just below the neck area.
Next, take the heart and glue it to the belly portion of the dinosaur’s body.
Finish up by gluing the arm to the dinosaur’s body, so it looks like it’s holding the heart.
We’re sure your kids loved making this craft. If they really love all things dinosaurs, be sure to check out more of our fun dinosaur crafts for them to make too!
Valentine Ideas For Kids
If you’re looking for some more ideas to keep the Valentine’s Day fun going with the kids, you’re in the right place.
Read on below to pick some Valentine themed crafts and activities that will be a hit with your sweethearts. We have a variety of ideas, so you can find something that will interest your child.
Valentine Books For Kids
Reading books to your kids this Valentine’s Day is a totally charming idea that not only will keep them entertained, but also stimulate their imaginations and create some wonderful memories that they can look back on.
Reading helps children understand grammar, sentence structure, and more sophisticated thought processes, all while providing rich adventures for them to explore as they’re cuddled up next to a loved one.
Below are some of our favorite Valentine books for kids.
Love From The Crayons – If your kids love any of the Crayon books, they’ll want to read this Valentine version where the crayons explore the bright colors and subtle shades of love.
The Invisible String – This is a sweet story all children will want to hear. It’s about a mother who tells her two children that they’re all connected by an invisible string.
Little Blue Truck’s Valentine – Join Little Blue Truck as he delivers Valentine’s Day cards to all his farm animal friends. As he does, he wonders, will anyone give one to him?
Valentine Crafts For Kids
Crafting is a great activity for kids, since not only is it fun, but it gives them a chance to learn and grow.
They develop fine motor skills, stretch their creativity, master using scissors, learn to follow instructions, and more.
They’re also able to express themselves artistically and even relieve stress! Keep reading below for some of our favorite crafts to do for Valentine’s Day.
Valentine Owl Craft – Whooo wouldn’t love to make this adorable owl Valentine? This simple paper craft comes together easily with a few supplies and our free printable template. It’s a great way to make memories with the kids this upcoming holiday.
Tiger Valentine Craft – The kids will be WILD about this fun craft. This craft can be customized to be a sweet valentine for someone that’s grrreat or use it when learning about the biggest cat in the world. Grab the free template to get your kids crafting today!
Mermaid Valentine’s Day Craft – Kids will have a “mer-mazing” time creating this mermaid Valentine. This is a great project to create together this holiday to work on your little mermaid’s fine motor skills, following directions, and using their big imaginations.
Bear Valentine Craft – Have kids make this “beary” cute craft as a sweet and festive decoration or a Valentine for someone special. This is great for little kids with a little assistance, and for older kids too that can cut and paste the pieces themselves. Print the free template to get started!
Valentine Activities For Kids
These Valentine’s Day worksheets are a fun way for kids to practice handwriting, letter recognition, and identifying patterns. With the handwriting page, kids practice writing the word “Valentine” and the letter V. They’ll go on a hunt for the letter H for heart in the letter maze, and on the patterns worksheet, they’ll build pattern recognition with adorable Valentine illustrations.
These Valentine connect the dots are fun and festive activity for kids to do this February. They’re a great way to practice their fine motor skills, coloring skills, and creativity as they connect the dots from 1 to 14. Gather up the kids, the crayons, and these pages for a fun holiday activity!
Keep the kids entertained for hours with these fun Valentine do a dot printables. They’re a great way to keep your little one’s mind and hands busy learning with numbers, letters, and art. Grab the dot markers and these pages to get them practicing their pre-reading and math skills.
Using scissors is a great way for kids to improve their hand strength, dexterity, and hand-eye coordination. These Valentine cutting practice worksheets will help them practice their scissor skills, number recognition, counting, and problem-solving! So print these pages and grab the scissors and glue for a fun Valentine’s activity!
- This “love you” little girl’s sweatshirt is so adorable!!
- All the kids will love these Etch A Sketch Valentine cards.
- Teachers will love this Valentine’s Day t-shirt!
Share With Us
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More Valentine’s Day Activities
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Dinosaur template
- Download the dinosaur template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Start by gluing the eye just below the eyebrow.
- Take the belly and glue it to the left-most part of the dinosaur's body, just below the neck area.
- Next, take the heart and glue it to the belly portion of the dinosaur's body.
- Finish up by gluing the arm to the dinosaur's body, so it looks like it's holding the heart.