Valentine’s Day is a fun day for kids to show people in their lives how much they love them, and receive lots of love in return.
There are so many ways to make the day special from sweet treats to spending time doing something fun!
A great way for kids to share the love is to give someone special a handmade Valentine! Give them a chance to get creative this Valentine’s Day with our koala Valentine craft!
We’ve chosen the traditional Valentine’s colors of pink and red, but kids can customize their koalas to be any color they like!
This sweet paper craft is easy to prepare and make! You’ll just need a few basic supplies, so download the template to get started making some holiday memories with the kids.
To continue the holiday fun, be sure to check out our other Valentine crafts for kids. These are great projects to decorate for the holiday with or give as a homemade Valentine to friends and family.
Valentine’s Day Craft
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Koala template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the koala template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Start by gluing the inner ears to the outer ears.
Place the eyes, one on each side of the head, and glue them in place.
Next, place the mouth piece in the middle of the face, just below the eyes.
Take the nose and glue it just above the mouth.
Position the belly in the middle of the koala’s body and glue it down.
Glue the heart in the middle of the koala’s body.
Next, glue the arms, one on each side, so it looks like the arms are holding the heart. Cut off the excess paper that hangs off the sides.
Finish the koala by using a marker to draw on the eyebrows and cheeks.
We bet your kids will love creating this adorable little Valentine craft!
Valentine Ideas For Kids
Keep the holiday fun going with some more Valentine crafts and activities. We have lots of great ideas to get you started.
These projects are fun and educational, and get the kids excited for Valentine’s Day. Read on below for some festive ideas, and save the ones your kids will love to do this February.
Valentine Books For Kids
Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to show your kids how much you care by reading them a book. Not only will it create lasting memories that they’ll treasure forever, but there are also many educational and developmental benefits of reading to young children.
From the development of language skills, increased understanding of emotions, and increased creativity, reading stories aloud to kids promotes their literacy and helps them build empathy.
Plus, with all of the amazing (and funny!) books out there, your kid will get to laugh and learn at the same time – what could be better?!
Below are some of our favorite 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 way to teach kids important skills that help with their development.
When kids craft, they sharpen their fine motor skills, critical thinking skills, scissor skills, and much more.
It’s also a great stress relief and a way for kids to be creative and show off their artistic skills! Encourage your kids to craft with some of our fun Valentine crafts below.
Cow Valentine Craft – Your kids will be over the moooon to make this cute cow craft. It’s a fun and easy craft that takes just a few basic supplies! It’s a sweet way for kids to share a Valentine with a friend or family member!
Tiger Valentine Craft – A grrreat craft for kids to create for Valentine’s Day! Kids will be wild about seeing the tiger come together when they make this craft. It takes just a few supplies you likely have on hand already, so grab the template to get the kids crafting.
Sloth Valentine Craft – Kids can take their time with this sweet craft. It’s a cute Valentine’s decoration or way to tell someone they love them “a sloth” or “slow much”! This craft will bring a smile to your kiddo’s face, and they’ll have fun being creative and crafty!
Rocket Valentine Craft – Kids will have a blast with this craft that’s out of this world! It’s a fun decoration for Valentine’s day or a cute way to launch some love to a friend! Download the printable template for a fun craft to make this February.
Valentine Activities For Kids
Get your kids engaged and learning during the holiday with these Valentine’s Day worksheets. These pages will give kids a chance to practice writing the letter V for Valentine and recognizing the letter H for heart. The pattern sheet will have kids work on scissor skills when they cut and paste the next image in the pattern.
A great hands-on activity for kids to practice using scissors is these Valentine cutting practice worksheets. These festive sheets will help kids strengthen their hand-eye coordination, spatial awareness, and problem-solving. Download these worksheets for some fun learning this holiday.
These Valentine connect the dots reveal fun Valentine pictures when your little loves connect the dots from 1 to 14. As they draw the lines to complete the picture, they hone their fine motor skills. Grab the crayons or markers so they can stretch their creativity when they color in the pictures. This is a festive activity to do at home, school, or daycare!
Keep those sweet kiddos entertained while they work on math and reading skills with this Valentine’s Day do a dot printables bundle. These printables are filled with different Valentine art pages, number hunts, letter and number pages, counting and pattern pages, and more! They are a great way for kids to build their pre-reading and math skills with a festive twist!
- 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
- Koala template
- Download the koala template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Start by gluing the inner ears to the outer ears.
- Place the eyes, one on each side of the head, and glue them in place.
- Next, place the mouth piece in the middle of the face, just below the eyes.
- Take the nose and glue it just above the mouth.
- Position the belly in the middle of the koala's body and glue it down.
- Glue the heart in the middle of the koala's body.
- Next, glue the arms, one on each side, so it looks like the arms are holding the heart. Cut off the excess paper that hangs off the sides.
- Finish the koala by using a marker to draw on the eyebrows and cheeks.