It’s almost time for Valentine’s Day! Kids will be looking forward to all the candy that accompanies the sweet Valentine’s notes and cards from loved ones!
There are lots of fun ways to celebrate and get the kids involved to have a special holiday, too.
A great way to get them excited and ready to celebrate is to make a fun paper craft. They can either keep their mouse Valentine craft for themselves to decorate for the holiday or give it to someone special on Valentine’s Day!
This cute little mouse craft is easily customizable to fit your child’s imagination. It can be made with grays or browns, and their favorite color for the heart!
Just grab the free template, the colored paper of choice, scissors, and glue for some fun holiday crafting with the kiddos.
To keep the kids as happy as a mouse with cheese, be sure to check out our other Valentine crafts for kids. You’re sure to find a holiday-themed craft your child will love.
Valentines Day Craft
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Mouse template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the mouse template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin by gluing the inner ears to each of the outer ears.
Take a pink marker and draw two cheeks beneath both eyes.
Next, glue the belly to the middle of the mouse’s body.
Glue the heart in the middle of the mouse’s body.
Place the arms on both sides of the upper part of the heart and glue them in place.
Finish up by gluing the tail to the back and middle of the mouse.
We’re sure your little Valentine will love creating this fun craft. Be sure to check out our many other fun animal crafts this year for even more crafting fun!
Valentine Ideas For Kids
If you’re looking for some more Valentine ideas for your little sweethearts to do, we’ve got you covered.
Kids will be excited for Valentine’s Day when they do some festive activities! We have a variety of projects that will appeal to a range of interests your kids have. Read on below for some fun Valentine’s ideas.
Valentine Books For Kids
Reading is essential to a child’s development, both cognitively and emotionally. It helps to expand their vocabulary and imagination, giving them the ability to access information at an earlier age than their peers.
By having consistent opportunities to read and discuss what they’ve learned, children are more likely to become critical thinkers who can process complex data from multiple sources.
See below for 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
Did you know that crafting provides lots of benefits for children?
Of course, we love the creative, self-expression side of crafting, but we also love that it’s a way for them to gain fine motor skills, scissor skills, and problem-solving! They’re also able to reinforce what they’ve learned about colors, shapes, patterns, and more when they assemble a craft.
Try some of our Valentine’s Day craft ideas for some fun learning and art!
Koala Valentine Craft – This koala has taken a break from his eucalyptus snack to share a sweet Valentine’s Day message with your little one. Kids will have a blast creating this adorable marsupial with a cute holiday theme from some basic supplies like colored paper, scissors, and glue!
Mermaid Valentine’s Day Craft – Keep the magic of the holiday going with these beautiful mermaids. This craft will really make a splash with your mermaid-loving kids! They can customize their mermaid craft just how they imagine it with different colors and messages.
Valentine’s Day Snow Globe Craft – This happy little elephant is excited for Valentine’s Day! He’s on his way to deliver some love in this sweet paper craft. Kids will create a snow globe scene with scraps of paper and stickers with this free template!
Panda Valentine Craft – Kids will love creating their own panda with their hands full of love! It’s a simple paper craft to do with kids of all ages. Get your kids inspired to craft with this fun project, and see how happy they are with their finished masterpiece.
Valentine Activities For Kids
Get the kids engaged and learning with some festive Valentine’s Day worksheets. It’s a fun way for them to practice the letter V and handwriting, letter recognition with the letter H, and identifying patterns with our heart-filled illustrations. This collection of worksheets will have them excited to learn.
A low prep and easy way to tie in some learning and coloring fun are with these Valentine connect the dots. They’ll practice their fine motor skills and spatial awareness when they connect the dots and complete each picture. They’ll connect the dots up to the number 14, which will also be great practice for number recognition and counting.
These Valentine cutting practice worksheets feature fun Valentine-themed characters that kids will love! These four pages are a great way for kids to improve their scissor control, while also learning number recognition, counting, and problem-solving!
Get the kids ready to learn and have a good time with these Valentine do a dot printables. These pages are a great way to keep a kid’s mind and hands occupied and learning. There are all sorts of activities from letter recognition to counting. Grab the dot markers and watch their faces light up when they see all the fun Valentine’s Day designs.
- 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
- Mouse template
- Download the mouse template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin by gluing the inner ears to each of the outer ears.
- Take a pink marker and draw two cheeks beneath both eyes.
- Next, glue the belly to the middle of the mouse's body.
- Glue the heart in the middle of the mouse's body.
- Place the arms on both sides of the upper part of the heart and glue them in place.
- Finish up by gluing the tail to the back and middle of the mouse.