Get the kids excited for Valentine’s Day by taking the time to craft with them! They’ll love creating their own gnome Valentine craft as a creative Valentine to exchange with someone!
Whether you do this craft at home or in the classroom, it’s a great way to keep the kids busy and having fun. Even though they’re having fun making something for a friend or parent, they’re developing skills that’ll help them throughout life.
No messy supplies are needed with this simple paper craft, so it’ll be a breeze to prepare and clean up. The gnome is easily customizable so kids can choose colors they like for their gnomes.
Our free template makes it easy to get right to the crafting. Download and print yours, grab a few supplies, and have festive holiday fun with the kids.
Be sure to check out more Valentine crafts for kids to spread love this Valentine’s Day. Have a look and save the ones you’d like to make with your sweethearts!
Valentines Day Craft For Kids
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Gnome template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the gnome template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin by gluing the eyes in the middle of the gnome’s face, one on each side.
Place the hat on the top of the head so it’s slightly overlapping the top of his eyes and glue it in place.
Next, glue the beard to the bottom of the gnome’s face.
Position the nose in between the eyes and the mouth and glue it down.
Glue the gnome’s beard to the top of the body.
Next, glue the feet towards the middle and front of the body.
Place the heart in the middle of the gnome’s body and glue it in place.
Complete the gnome by gluing the arms to both sides of the heart.
Now that your little one has made this fun Gnome craft, be sure to check out our other fun crafts to make with them!
Valentine Ideas For Kids
We have lots of ideas to help fill your child’s day, and incorporate some learning, too!
Read on below to pick some Valentine-themed crafts and activities that will best suit the interests of your kiddo and make the holiday special.
Valentine Books For Kids
Reading books to children has countless benefits. Regularly reading to them helps develop language skills, pronunciation, and imagination and overall stimulates their intellect as they begin to put stories together in their minds.
Stories are a way of teaching kids about concepts like social morality and life values, which come alive when reading aloud to children instead of just talking about them!
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 time for kids to learn new skills while expressing their artistic side! Kids love to get creative, and crafting is a great outlet to do so.
When you craft with kids, it gives you an opportunity to bond and spend time with each other. They’re having fun, so they probably don’t even realize they’re learning to use their scissors, fine motor skills, and follow directions.
Try some of the fun Valentine’s Day crafts below!
Pig Valentine Craft – This little piggy is excited for Valentine’s Day! He’s ready to send a sweet message when your kids craft this simple and easy paper craft. Download the free template to make it with preschool to elementary-aged kids.
Llama Valentine Card – All you llama mamas will love seeing your little one’s face light up when they see their llama card come together. This would be a cute Valentine to exchange with their friend or family member. Grab the template to get into the fun!
Penguin Valentine Craft – Waddle on over to see how adorable this penguin craft is! Kids will have a blast making this super cute paper craft. It’s an easy craft, and kids can use Valentine colors like shades of pink or realistic black and white to make their penguins.
Mermaid Valentine’s Day Craft – Take a swim under the sea with these sweet mermaids! This simple and fun way to celebrate the holiday will be a hit with the kids. They can customize their mermaid and message however they like!
Valentine Activities For Kids
Get the kids excited to learn with Valentine’s Day worksheets. These pages are a fun way for them to practice handwriting, letter recognition, and identifying patterns. They’ll practice writing the word “Valentine” and the letter V on the handwriting page. On the letter maze, they’ll hunt for the letter H for heart, and on the patterns worksheet, they’ll build pattern recognition with cute Valentine-themed illustrations.
Kids will love to complete Valentine connect the dots to reveal the fun and festive images. They’re a great activity to use their fine motor skills, coloring skills, and creativity as they connect the dots from 1 to 14. Print out these free pages, and grab the crayons for a low-prep holiday activity!
Have the kids begin mastering pre-reading and math skills with these fun Valentine do a dot printables. The bundle is a great way to keep a kid’s mind and hands occupied and learning with activities from letter recognition to counting. Grab the dot markers and these pages to keep them entertained for hours.
These Valentine cutting practice worksheets are filled with cute Valentine-themed images that kids will love! These pages are a great way for kids to improve their scissor control, hand strength, and dexterity when they use scissors. They’re also great for number recognition, counting, and problem-solving! So grab these pages and the scissors for a fun 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!
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More Valentine’s Day Activities
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Gnome template
- Download the gnome template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin by gluing the eyes in the middle of the gnome's face, one on each side.
- Place the hat on the top of the head so it's slightly overlapping the top of his eyes and glue it in place.
- Next, glue the beard to the bottom of the gnome's face.
- Position the nose in between the eyes and the mouth and glue it down.
- Glue the gnome's beard to the top of the body.
- Next, glue the feet towards the middle and front of the body.
- Place the heart in the middle of the gnome's body and glue it in place.
- Complete the gnome by gluing the arms to both sides of the heart.