Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and it’s a great excuse to celebrate and have some fun with the kids.
Spend some time with them crafting this adorable giraffe Valentine card craft. They’ll love creating a custom card to give to someone special!
This giraffe card is so much fun to create and makes a thoughtful gift to give to family and friends for Valentine’s Day. Kids can write their own sweet messages inside the card themselves or with a little help from you.
To make this card perfect for Valentine’s Day, we’ve used the classic pinks and reds to make our giraffe, but your kids can make it in more realistic colors if they prefer.
This craft can be made any time of year, not just for the holiday! It would also be a fun craft to incorporate when you learn about different animals around the world.
Our template makes putting this cute giraffe together a cinch, so download it and grab the crafting supplies for a special time crafting with your little loves.
Cupid came by with a sweet delivery of some Valentine crafts for kids! Keep the holiday fun going with some or all of these fun and engaging crafts perfect for Valentine’s Day!
Handmade Valentine Card Idea For Kids
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- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Giraffe template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the giraffe template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Fold the giraffe card base in half along the dashed line, then cut it out, leaving the top part uncut.
Take the nose and mouth piece and glue it to the bottom of the giraffe’s head.
Next, take the eyes and glue them on the head, just above the nose.
Use a marker to draw on the giraffe’s eyebrows and spots along the top of the head.
Place the ossicones at the back and top of the giraffe’s head and glue them in place.
Create the giraffe’s ears by gluing the inner ears to the outer ears.
Position the completed ears on the back and top corners of the giraffe’s head and glue them in place.
Finish up by opening the card and writing a special message inside!
We are sure your kids had a blast making this giraffe Valentine card so be sure to check out our many other animal crafts for them to make too!
Valentine Ideas For Kids
We have lots of fun ideas for Valentine’s Day to get you going with some holiday fun. Some of our favorite Valentine crafts and activities are listed below, so keep reading to check them out.
You’ll find some fun and educational activities that kids will love to do!
Valentine Books For Kids
Reading books to your kids is a fantastic way to jumpstart their brain development – and it’s not just great for their intellectual growth but can also be incredibly enjoyable for both parent and child too.
Stories help stimulate the minds of young ones, aiding in the mastery of language, improving verbal expression, and building upon their vocabulary.
Reading aloud can spark curiosity, inspire creativity, and even allow your kiddo to feel more connected. Let the stories you read around the house be a reminder that there’s an entire world out there waiting to be discovered!
Here are some of our top Valentine’s 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 to incorporate into the holidays! It gives children an opportunity to work on important skills all while having some festive fun.
It is also great for kids’ development, refining problem-solving skills, hand-eye coordination, and even stress relief. Get your kids inspired to craft with these heart-filled crafts below.
Rocket Valentine Craft – Your little astronauts will have out-of-this-world fun with this rocket craft! It’s easy to make and only takes a few common supplies to assemble, so get them ready to blast off to the fun!
Cow Valentine Craft – The kids can say, “I love moo!” with this cute cow craft! It’s a fun and easy craft for kids to make homemade Valentines for those that are special in their lives! Grab the free template and gather the herd for some holiday fun!
Turtle Valentine Card Craft – Kids will come out of their shells when they have a fun craft to make! They’ll love creating this homemade Valentine’s card to share with someone they think is “turtley” awesome!
Penguin Valentine Craft – Waddle ya know, another fun Valentine’s craft for the kiddos. This cute penguin paper craft is easy to make, especially with our template and tutorial. Gather up the crafting supplies and the kids to make some homemade Valentines to share with others.
Valentine Activities For Kids
These Valentine do a dot printables are filled with hours of engaging fun. This bundle filled with 26 different pages is perfect for kids that need to work on mastering pre-reading and math skills. They’re filled with festive Valentine art pages, number hunts, letter, and number pages, counting and pattern pages, and more!
Need a festive activity to encourage your kids to work on their scissor skills? Then download these Valentine cutting practice worksheets. When kids use their scissors to cut along the dotted lines, it helps them improve their hand strength, dexterity, and hand-eye coordination. These pages are also great for practicing number recognition, counting, and problem-solving!
If you need an easy and fun activity to prepare for the kids this Valentine’s Day, then you’ll want to print out these Valentine coloring pages. These coloring sheets are a great way for kids to express their creativity while having fun. Coloring is a great activity to do at home or in the classroom, so be sure to download our free printable.
Check out these Valentine connect the dots for some fun learning. These pages help kids practice counting and number recognition as they connect the dots to complete the festive pictures! Once they’re finished connecting the dots, they’ll love showing off their artistic skills by coloring in the illustrations.
- 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!
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More Valentine’s Day Activities
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Giraffe template
- Download the giraffe template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Fold the giraffe card base in half along the dashed line, then cut it out, leaving the top part uncut.
- Take the nose and mouth piece and glue it to the bottom of the giraffe's head.
- Next, take the eyes and glue them on the head, just above the nose.
- Use a marker to draw on the giraffe's eyebrows and spots along the top of the head.
- Place the ossicones at the back and top of the giraffe's head and glue them in place.
- Create the giraffe's ears by gluing the inner ears to the outer ears.
- Position the completed ears on the back and top corners of the giraffe's head and glue them in place.
- Finish up by opening the card and writing a special message inside!