Now that Christmas is over – Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! With just a couple of short months to go, it is time to get crafty together.
Today, we’re showing everyone how to make an adorable penguin Valentine craft.
Valentine crafts for kids are a great way to keep them busy before returning to school or as a fun after school activity. Adults can get involved with this one and make their own too to give to their kids.
Or if you are a school teacher then this could be a great art related activity to keep your class happy and for each student to have something great to bring home to their parents!
We show you how to make a penguin Valentine craft step by step in our 1 minute video so you can make it with ease.
This is quite an easy tutorial with great results – so it’s time to get crafty! Check out the instructions below.
Easy Valentine Craft Idea
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Penguin template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
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Download the penguin template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Glue the belly to the middle of the penguin’s body, then take the beak and glue it in between the eyes.
Take the heart and glue it in the middle of the belly.
Place the flippers on either side of the body, with the ends of the flippers holding the heart.
Position the feet at the end of the penguin’s leg and glue them in place.
Finish by writing a short message on the heart!
Crafting Benefits For Kids
The benefits of arts and crafts for children are absolutely endless! That’s why it is essential for children to get involved with them.
For example, it allows children to develop their motor skills in their fingers and hands as they can advance control of their movements.
It also allows children to boost their own self-esteem and well-being as it creates a sense of achievement for them. What a great boost for their confidence!
Another benefit of arts and crafts for children is that it builds up their decision making skills.
At the end of the day, arts and crafts are problems that children need to solve so that they can get the final result.
It makes children think on the spot. Similarly, it helps children boost their memory skills and build up a habit of visualizing.
There are many more benefits to arts and crafts. Arguably the main benefit is that children have fun while taking part in crafty activities and keeping their muscles and minds busy!
It’s a win-win for everyone!
Valentine’s Day Unit
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than by doing a little learning? A Valentine-themed unit study is a perfect way to teach kids! And the best part is that it’s easy for parents to put together.
Read on below for our favorite crafts, activities, and ideas that are all Valentine-themed!
Valentine’s Books For Kids
Parents looking for a way to get their kids excited about Valentine’s Day should consider starting a Valentine’s unit by reading aloud Valentine’s children’s books.
Not only will this provide some quality family time, but it will also introduce the kids to the holiday in a fun and interactive way. On top of that, reading to kids can help them focus and improve their vocabulary.
These Valentine’s Day books are some of the top picks. Add them to your home library or see if your local library has them on hand.
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?
Kids’ Valentine’s Crafts
Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity for kids to get creative and crafty! There are so many fun and easy projects that even the youngest child can participate in. Plus, crafting is a great way for kids to express their creativity, learn new skills, and spend time with their parents.
One of the best things about crafting with your kids is that it’s a great way to bond. You can chat and laugh while you work on your projects together. And if you’re looking for some quality family time, crafting is the perfect activity. It’s also a great way to teach your kids about cooperation and working together towards a common goal.
Try out some of these popular Valentine’s crafts:
Tiger Valentine Craft – What’s the best way to say “I love you” this Valentine’s Day? With a handmade tiger, of course! This fun and easy craft is perfect for little ones. And since it only requires a few simple supplies, it’s a great way to recycle some of those old scrap pieces of paper.
Valentines Day Snow Globe Craft – If you’re looking for a Valentine’s Day craft for kids that’s both adorable and easy to make, look no further than this snowglobe craft! It’s made from paper and features a cute elephant holding a heart balloon.
Bear Valentine Craft – This bear Valentine’s craft is perfect for kids to make, and it’s also a great way to help them develop their fine motor skills. Plus, it’s just plain cute!
Valentine’s Day Kids’ Activities
These Valentine’s Day do a dot printables are so much fun for kids! They help kids practice letter recognition, counting, number recognition, and patterns. Plus, they are just plain cute. If you are looking for a fun and educational activity for your kids this Valentine’s Day, these printables are perfect!
Kids love connect the dots! With just a few simple strokes, they can watch a picture come to life before their very eyes. But did you know that these Valentine connect the dots can also be beneficial for kids? In addition to promoting fine motor skills, connect the dot activities can also help kids to develop their concentration and problem-solving skills!
More Valentine Fun
- Boys will love passing out these “I Pick You” Valentine cards.
- Get your kids this cute “Heart Throb” t-shirt for V-Day!
- Prepare for Valentine’s Day with these adorable Valentine’s Day tiered tray decorations.
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More Valentine’s Day Activities
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Penguin template
- Download the penguin template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Glue the belly to the middle of the penguin's body, then take the beak and glue it in between the eyes.
- Take the heart and glue it in the middle of the belly.
- Place the flippers on either side of the body, with the ends of the flippers holding the heart.
- Position the feet at the end of the penguin's leg and glue them in place.
- Finish by writing a short message on the heart!