Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to celebrate with your kids to show them a little extra love. Spend some quality time together making a fun and festive craft together!
Kids will “toad-ally” love creating this frog Valentine craft. They can share it with a friend on Valentine’s Day, or use it as a festive decoration for the fridge or wall.
While the kids are busy creating, they’re also working on some essential skills. Learning to follow instructions and honing their fine motor skills will benefit them in all areas of life, not just in crafting!
There’s not too much prep involved to get this cute paper craft ready to make. You’ll just need some common supplies you probably already have on hand such as colored paper, scissors, and glue.
Check out our tutorial below to see how easy it is! Download the free printable template so the kids can hop to it to create something special!
Be sure to look through all of our Valentine crafts for kids, and save the ones your little loves will leap for joy to make!
Printable Valentine Craft
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Frog template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the frog template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin by gluing the eyes to the top of each eye bump.
Place the belly in the middle of the frog’s body and glue it in place.
Next, glue the heart to the middle of the frog.
Glue the arms on both sides of the frog’s body so it looks like it’s holding the heart in place. Cut off any excess paper that hangs off the sides.
Finish up by gluing the feet to the bottom of the frog’s legs.
Now that your kids have made this fun frog Valentine craft, be sure to check out our other fun animal crafts that we are sure they will love also.
Valentine Ideas For Kids
Looking for some more ideas to keep the fun going with the kids this Valentine’s Day? We’ve got you covered.
We have various crafts, activities, and ideas to get the kids excited for the upcoming holiday. See some of our Valentine themed crafts and activities below that will be a hit with your little sweethearts.
Valentine Books For Kids
Reading books to your kids is a wonderful way to do more than just entertain them. It can foster their imagination and give them the opportunity to learn about new ideas and concepts. Reading also reinforces language development while imparting important lessons like cause and effect and problem solving.
Not to mention exposing children to valuable life lessons like managing feelings and recognizing others’ perspectives. It’s truly amazing how much your children can learn just by spending some time curled up with a good book. 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
Creating crafts is one of the best ways for kids to express themselves artistically and creatively. It also sharpens their fine motor skills, critical thinking skills, and concentration.
Being immersed in their creative work is a great way for kids to reduce their overall stress, and boost their mood. Encourage your kids to use this creative outlet to make some fun Valentine’s Day crafts.
We have some of our favorites below.
Koala Valentine Craft – This craft has all the “koala-fications” for a fun project! The kids will have a blast making their own eucalyptus loving koala. This craft is totally customizable so kids can make it in colors of their choice, and write the perfect message on the heart.
Hedgehog Valentine Craft – This adorable hedgehog craft will be a hit with the kids. It’s a great craft to ask someone, “quill” you be my Valentine? This hedgehog comes together easily with our free template and just a few common crafting supplies.
Unicorn Valentine Card Craft – If you have a kid that loves unicorns, then you’ll definitely want to save this craft. Their eyes will light up as their magical unicorn comes together. It’s a fun craft, and only takes a handful of supplies!
Love Monster Craft – Your little monsters will love using their imaginations to create their love monsters. This silly monster is a fun way to spread some Valentine’s Day cheer. Whether they keep it to decorate for the holiday or give it as a Valentine to someone they love, it’ll be a hit.
Valentine Activities For Kids
These Valentine’s Day worksheets make learning fun and enjoyable! Kids will build their pre-reading skills with our V is for Valentine worksheet and H is for heart letter maze. They’ll also work on pattern recognition with our Valentine’s Day patterns worksheet which is filled with Valentine themed illustrations.
Engage the kids with fun holiday themed pages when you download this Valentine do a dot printables set. They’re filled with hours of entertainment and learning. Kids will practice their fine motor skills, letter recognition, counting, and matching skills with this festive Valentine’s Day themed bundle.
Use these Valentine cutting practice worksheets for a fun hands-on activity for kids to practice using their scissors. Kids improve their hand-eye coordination, spatial awareness, and problem-solving when they complete these pages. The worksheets are also great for learning number recognition, counting, and fine motor skills with a cute Valentine’s theme.
If you’re in need of a no-prep activity or looking for something fun to do, your kids will love these Valentine coloring pages. Coloring helps kids develop their motor skills and creativity, so be sure to get this free coloring page set. There are 4 different animal Valentine pictures your kids will love to color and display this Valentine’s Day!
- 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
- Download the frog template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin by gluing the eyes to the top of each eye bump.
- Place the belly in the middle of the frog's body and glue it in place.
- Next, glue the heart to the middle of the frog.
- Glue the arms on both sides of the frog's body so it looks like it's holding the heart in place. Cut off any excess paper that hangs off the sides.
- Finish up by gluing the feet to the bottom of the frog's legs.