Looking for some Valentine’s Day ideas to use in your pre-k or kindergarten classroom? I’ve compiled some of my favorites for you here including free printables, party ideas, craft ideas, math and literacy activities, and a list of my favorite Valentine’s Day books.
I also created a new, free Valentine Heart Syllable printable for you below!
10 Valentine’s Day Ideas
1. Free Valentine’s Day Classroom Party Planner
Discover how to plan a stress-free classroom party for Valentine’s Day. More than 20,000 teachers around the world have downloaded this free printable! Included are pre-written notes to parents. Download the 22 page party planning guide here.
2. Free Printable Valentine’s Day Heart Syllable Activity
3. Valentine’s Day Syllable Game
Learn how to create this fun, hands-on Valentine syllable game here.
4. Valentine’s Day Beginning Sounds Game
Your pre-k or kindergarten students will love this fun Valentine beginning sounds game! Learn how to play this hands-on game here.
5. Free Printable Number and Shape Valentine Game
Karen from Prekinders offers these free printable envelopes to create fun mailbox math games that reinforce learning shapes and numbers. Your kids will have a ball putting the envelopes in the correct mailboxes!
6. Sweetheart Photo Frame Craft
Looking for a cute Valentine’s Day craft? Look no further! This adorable Sweetheart photo frame is easy to make and parents adore it. Craft directions can be found here.
7. Valentine’s Day Sight Word Activity
Older pre-k students or kindergartners will have oodles of fun with this Valentine card activity for matching sight words or upper to lowercase letters. Details can be found here.
8. Free Printable Valentine’s Day Treat Topper
Free printable treat bag toppers for your classroom Valentine’s Day party treats. Download the toppers here.
9. Free Printable Valentine’s Day Cards
Butterfly Valentine pencil card
Heart crayon Valentines
Bubble Valentine Cards
Cupid’s Heart Glow Stick Valentine Cards
Magnifying Glass Valentine Cards
“Peel the Love” orange Valentine cards
Alphabet Valentine card
10. Valentine’s Day Picture Books
Here are ten of my favorite picture books about Valentine’s Day to read aloud to young children in preschool or kindergarten.
If You’ll Be My Valentine by Cynthia Rylant
Love, Ruby Valentine by Laurie B. Friedman
Love, Splat by Rob Scotton
Olive, My Love by Vivian Walsh
One Heart: A Valentine Counting Book by Maryann Cocca-Leffler
Pete the Cat: Valentine’s Day is Cool by James Dean
Plant a Kiss by Amy Krause Rosenthal
Snowy Valentine by David Petersen
What is Valentine’s Day? by Elaine Landau
Who Will Be My Valentine This Year? by Jerry Pallotta