Celebrating any holiday with kids is so much fun!
It’s just another day that you can spend quality time with them and do something to help them feel special.
We can’t get enough of this love monster craft! It’s a silly, sweet, and perfect Valentine craft for kids to make this February.
All the kids need is some paper, glue, scissors, and their imagination! Be sure to download the free printable template to make it a quick and easy craft.
We’ve also got a super-fast video tutorial below you can watch to see exactly how we made this cute Valentine craft!
Valentine Monster Craft
- Cardstock or construction paper
- Monster template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the monster template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Glue the eyes towards the top of the body, then glue the nose slightly below and in the middle of the eyes.
Place the horns on either side of the head and glue to secure.
Take the arms and glue them to the middle and back of the body.
Make the mouth by gluing the teeth to the mouth and then cutting off the excess paper that hangs off the sides.
Glue the mouth just below the nose.
Use the marker to draw on the monster’s toes and hearts along the belly of the monster.
We love how these little guys came out!
Valentine Ideas For Kids
We’ve got plenty of amazing ideas for the perfect way to spend time with your little one! Whether it is reading a story, or creating beautiful paper crafts – there is no limit to the fun ways you can celebrate this special day.
Keep reading for some of our best ideas!
Valentine Books For Kids
Reading books to your kids is such an enjoyable experience, especially when they start joining along in the stories. It’s a magical moment that ensures that your children will grow up with a true love for books.
Reading also helps improve their memory and mental development and it opens up an entire world of adventure and new experiences which can be discovered through the pages of the book!
Here 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
Kids always have fun making crafts, but there’s even more benefit they get than that!
Did you realize that crafting with kids helps them develop the necessary skills? Yep, that’s right!
One of those things is fine motor skills. With these crafts, kids will have to work on cutting out the pieces, arranging them where they want them, and drawing on the little hearts and toes. All of these activities require precision and strength in the hands.
And when kids work on fine motor skills, they’re setting themselves up for better handwriting in the future!
Besides fine motor skills, crafting helps kids learn to focus, follow directions, and execute the plan in their minds!
Sloth Valentine Craft – Who doesn’t love a cuddly sloth? Well, we have the perfect project for your kiddos. Today, we’re showing you how to make an absolutely adorable sloth Valentine craft that your little ones can complete and proudly display come February 14th. Not only will this be fun and engaging, but it teaches them the skills of creativity, problem-solving, cutting, and pasting!
Mermaid Valentines Day Craft – This fun and easy papercraft is perfect for kids. They’ll love being creative and designing their very own mermaid Valentine. It’s a great activity to keep them busy on Valentine’s Day.
Hedgehog Valentine Craft – This sweet and easy hedgehog Valentine craft is perfect for kids. Download the free template, trace and cut out the pieces, then let your child have fun putting it together. It’s a great way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your little one.
Valentine’s Day Snow Globe – Make this Valentine’s Day one to remember by adding a touch of fun and creativity to a festive afternoon. With the help of some scissors, colored paper, crafting glue, and maybe a few adorable stickers, kids can have a blast making DIY snow globes with their loved ones! This craft is super easy to pull off, so even younger children can join in on the fun and put together these charming little pieces.
Valentine Activities For Kids
Looking for a fun way to help your kids with fine motor practice and creativity this Valentine’s Day? Try these Valentine connect the dots! Your little ones will love finishing all the pictures and then coloring them in!
Valentine’s Day is an exciting holiday and while kids can feel the love and enjoy all the candy, finding age-appropriate activities that are also educational can feel like fumbling in the dark. We got your back! These printable Valentine coloring pages are exactly what you need. Get your kids ready to color animals galore this February and make the most of this fun day – without having to spend hours prepping!
These Valentine do a dot printables are so much fun. They work great as an independent workstation in your classroom too! It’s a good way to get kids practicing their fine motor skills while they’re learning about letters and numbers.
These Valentine’s Day bingo sheets are a fun way to add a bit of festive excitement this holiday season! With their unique layouts, you can mix up family game nights, parties, and even class time into one exciting number-based activity. Gather everyone around the table and get ready for a night full of festive bingo!
- 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
- Cardstock or construction paper
- Monster template
- Download the monster template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Glue the eyes towards the top of the body, then glue the nose slightly below and in the middle of the eyes.
- Place the horns on either side of the head and glue to secure.
- Take the arms and glue them to the middle and back of the body.
- Make the mouth by gluing the teeth to the mouth and then cutting off the excess paper that hangs off the sides.
- Glue the mouth just below the nose.
- Use the marker to draw on the monster's toes and hearts along the belly of the monster.