50 Best Valentine’s Day Ideas For Kids That Make You Melt

Valentine’s Day is a lovely occasion to show affection and care towards our most cherished ones. It is not only for lovers and we are all encouraged to spread our love and have fun on this special day. If you are looking for some heartfelt ideas for kids, whether it is for your children or students, you are in the right place. Let’s jump right into it and explore our 50 best Valentine’s Day ideas for kids that guarantee the most memorable Valentine’s Day ever!

Crafty Projects

A Heart Caterpillar Craft 

A Heart Caterpillar Craft

A cute heart-shaped caterpillar is an easy and amusing project for kids on Valentine’s day. They can spend time cut out hearts from construction paper. This not only trains their patience but also crafty skills like using scissors and glue. Caution: use kid-friendly scissors to avoid any harm. 

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Hearty Bug Headband 

Hearty Bug Headband

A love headband is a cute gift for a group of girls on Valentine’s day. You can prepare various sized hearts, stickers, and paper for them to spend their playtime decorating the headbands. This is a cute and inexpensive idea for a fun playgroup. 

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Crafty Heart Tree 

Crafty Heart Tree

This Crafty Heart tree is colorful and easy to prepare. Your kids can have a lot of fun making this cute heart tree for this Valentine’s day. Plus, they can then use them as a card to send to friends and family members. 

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Heart-Shaped Dog 

Heart-Shaped Dog

If your kids are animal lovers, you are in for a treat with such a fun activity. All you need is googly eyes, three pom-poms, white and pink construction paper, scissors and glue. You can make it as a gift for your kids or spend quality time creating those together. 

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Valentine’s Day Pizza Paper Plate Craft for Kids Tutorial

Valentine's Day Pizza Paper Plate Craft for Kids Tutorial

Who is not crazy about pizza? How about a pizza with toppings which is full of hearts for Valentine’s Day? This simple craft will rob your heart in no time, especially for pizza lovers. You can use paper plates as pizza slides, colored paper as a pizza topping and craft paint for an eye-catching pizza decoration.

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Valentine Frames Made From Popsicle Stick

Valentine Frames Made From Popsicle Stick

You can spend some quality time with your kiddos to create these adorable Valentine frames with popsicle sticks and handprints. This is a cute memento for kids to give their grandparents or friends. A child’s handprint is always the cutest thing ever.

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DIY Necklaces 

DIY Necklaces

A DIY necklace is a cute activity for kids to do together. Then they can either keep them as a piece of cute jewelry or give them away as a present for their classmates. Apart from necklaces, there are a few other options such as rings and bracelets using the same tutorials.  

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Valentine Love Bug

Valentine Love Bug

This Valentine gift is such a cutie and easy to make for both kids and grown-ups. All you need are heart-shaped foams, googly eyes, pipe cleaners, and glue. Those are perfect for house decoration and gifts. If there is any luck, this can help get rid of your kids’ fear of bugs. 

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Beaded Name Hearts

Beaded Name Hearts

This will be a cool personalized gift that kids can make to give to their classmates. You can encourage them to be more creative with the design as well as a message on the heart. This is gonna be a hit in their class that makes them really proud. 

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Raining Hearts Cloud

Raining Hearts Cloud

Another adorable decoration idea for your house on Valentine’s Day. Let’s shower your family with this raining hearts cloud. You can make it with your kids and hang them on the window or wall. This is a cute item for every period of the year, not just for Valentine’s Day.

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Paper Heart String 

Paper Heart String

This craft can not only enhance their craftsmanship and creativity but also your connection and relationship. After finishing, you can hang them on the wall or window and show them how creativity and craftsmanship can bring beauty and happiness to their life.  

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Sewing Hearts

Sewing Hearts

This craft can be a bit challenging for younger kids, however, you can try it for a child from 7 to 8 years old. Sewing hearts can train them to be more patient, meticulous and careful. The end result will be satisfying considering the time and effort they have put into it.

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Thumbprint Heart Ornament

Thumbprint Heart Ornament

Clay Fingerprint is a lovely gift for any occasion, made from simple materials such as clay, a straw,  a cookie-cutter, and acrylic paint. This can make a cool keychain or a cute addition to your house decoration on Valentine’s day. 

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Cute Gifts

A “Kool-aid” Juices With Valentine’s Day Tags

A "Kool-aid" Juices With Valentine’s Day Tags

What kid does not like the famous sweet and jolly Kool-Aid juices? They are an all sweet tooth and cannot resist the cherry drink. Add a cute tag on it and your kids can have lovely prepackaged food for their Valentine’s Day in class. 

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A Pencil in shape of a Cupid’s Arrow 

A Pencil in shape of a Cupid’s Arrow

Valentine’s Day will not be completed without a Cupid’s arrow, the symbol of love. This is a cool gift for your kids to give their friends in class. All you need is a printable Cupid’s arrow card, a pencil, and tape. Noted that, the more colorful the pencil is, the cuter it is. 

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Handprint Poem

Handprint Poem

A Handprint Poem is adorable and sweet to hang for Valentine’s Day! You can print out a few poems, let the kids color them using their handprint and hang them on the wall or a bulletin board to celebrate the lovely occasion. 

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A Handmade Bouquet Full Of Hearts

A Valentine’s card is a must to celebrate the day of affection and love. What is more lovely and meaningful than a handmade bouquet full of hearts. The card is easy to make yet still able to show how thoughtful and caring you are.

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Mail a Hug 

Mail a Hug

This is a perfect handmade when you have families who live far away. All you need are felt sheet, ribbon, scissors, and hot glue. You should label each hand using the name of a person your child wants to make the hug. 

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Puzzle Piece 

Puzzle Piece

This Valentine craft is cute and easy to make. You just need to prepare cardboard, then glue popsicle sticks on it and paint them with your favorite color. I would recommend white or pink to make it look more Valentine. Have your kids collect puzzle pieces and paint them with different colors. Don’t forget to write a short message. “I love you to pieces” is really heartfelt, isn’t it?

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Heart-shaped Suncatcher

Heart-shaped Suncatcher

It’s time to decorate your kid’s room with this amazing suncatcher. I recommend using tissue paper squares to create the stain glass look for the suncatcher. You can also have your kids join you. This will keep them busy for quite some time. 

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Heart Chain For A Heartwarming Valentine’s Day 

Heart Chain For A Heartwarming Valentine’s Day

What is more heartwarming than receiving a chain full of hearts and love from your loved ones? You just need to prepare a pile of colored paper and a stapler. This is definitely a cool hanger for your home decor. 

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Candy Science

Candy Science

If you are into chocolate, check out this cool candy science for your kids. Who knows chocolate can become such amusing and edible chemistry for your Valentine’s day with your children. Don’t forget to get some sprinkles to make it more colorful and eye-catching. 

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Friendship Bracelets

Friendship Bracelets

Kids are all for showing their friendship and there’s no better representation of a friendship than a bracelet. You can either make those for them or have them make it together and exchange to express their closeness. After all, friendship is a kind of love and this is Valentine’s day.

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Candy Heart Garland

Candy Heart Garland

I don’t know whether candy or a heart is sweeter. Why don’t you have both and make this adorable candy heart garland for your house decoration? You can write all kinds of messages on each heart to show your child how much they are loved and appreciated. 

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Crazy Straws

Crazy Straws

This is Valentine’s gift that everyone keeps sharing and using as a delightful gift year after year. You can use crazy straws throughout the year and it is totally reusable. You can also add different kinds of cute tags to make it crazier and way more fun. 

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Bubbles 

Bubbles

Everyone loves bubbles. They are colorful, joyful and easy to make. Attach a cute little “You blow me away” tag on it and you have your kids one special gift for them to have fun or give it to their friends. 

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Mustache Sucker

Mustache Sucker

Let’s bring some humor to this romantic day by creating this cute mustache sucker. It’s simple to make since the design is various and available online. Plus, you can take really cute photos of your kids with this hysterical mustache. 

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Heart Pocket For Mailbox

Heart Pocket For Mailbox

This cute pocket is perfect for your kids to bring in class and put in cards they received from their friends on a special day. It is not only fun in making but also quite practical and stylish. 

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Furry Little Monsters

Furry Little Monsters

Monster is often seen as creepy, especially for kids. Why don’t you help get rid of their fear by creating those furry little monsters to show them how cute and funny monsters can be. In addition, this helps them to be braver and tougher emotionally. That is quite the best kind of gift for your child. 

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Love Jar 

Love Jar

The love jar is designed to be a bulletin board for family members to sticker hearts with different messages on it. The goal is for everyone to show their love and affection to others. Let’s hope the far is filled up by the end of the day with the loveliest and most meaningful messages from your loved ones.

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Paper Airplane

Paper Airplane

The airplane’s design is available online. You just need to print it off and taped it together for your little kids to give in class. This gift can be used for both boys and girls. 

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Fun Games

Joke Teller For A Hilarious Valentine’s Day 

Joke Teller For A Hilarious Valentine’s Day

Paper fortune tellers can be a fun treat for kids. You can select silly jokes related to Valentine’s day theme. There is a lot of free printable version online. All you have to do is choose your favorite, print them out, have fun folding them with your kids and let them share it with their friends. 

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Motor Practice For Valentine’s Day  

Motor Practice For Valentine's Day

If you are looking for an amusing Valentine’s Day activity, how about a motor practice with your kids? You can print out heart-shaped cards from the internet and have your kids cut out the hearts. This really helps with their scissor skills. Following, they can use a hole punch to create holes around the edge. Plus you can make it like a competition between siblings or their friends and neighbors. 

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Heart Bingo for a creative Valentine’s Day

Heart Bingo for a creative Valentine's Day

Bingo is a common game among kids. On Valentine’s Day, let’s shake it up a bit and turn it into a heart bingo. Not only they have fun decorating the new hearty bingo board but also have a great time playing it with their friends. 

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Scavenger Hunt With Valentine’s Day theme 

Scavenger Hunt With Valentine's Day theme

Scavenger Hunt is always the most fun game to get your children moving and be more enthusiastic about the event. Printable Scavenger Hunt version is available on the internet so their preparation is a piece of cake. I hope you have a good hunt that is full of love and sweetness. 

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Heart Slime For Some Science Fun

Heart Slime For Some Science Fun

Kids have a thing for slime and parents are well aware of that. Why not combine and turn this Valentine’s Day into a cute and cool science experiment with slime and hearts. Slime recipe is really simple and making slime is much relaxing and amusing than you think. 

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Heart Tower Challenge 

Heart Tower Challenge

A little physics activity would be quite entertaining for Valentine’s Day. You can organize a competition among your kids and their friends to build a heart tower using cups. The game really challenges their design and engineering skills together with their patience and team-work. It would take a few tries before making it to the final result. 

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Win My Heart Challenge 

Win My Heart Challenge

This challenge could bring tons of joy to your Valentine parties and celebration. The game rules are quite simple, which is to use chopsticks to move the candies from one bowl to another. Winners are those who successfully transfer all of the hearts under a certain time limit. You can apply 15 candies for toddlers and about 30 candies for older children. 

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Heart Transplant Challenge 

Heart Transplant Challenge

Who wants to be a doctor on Valentine’s Day? Players use a straw in their mouth to individually move a plate of 20 candy hearts one to another under 1 minute. Only one hand is allowed to hold the straw. Everybody gets rewarded with the sweet treat when the round is done. The game would be more fun if 3 to 4 players play at the same time to raise the competitive spirit. 

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Candy Structures

Candy Structures

All you need for the game are Jelly beans, or marshmallows and toothpicks. You and your kids can build tons of things with simple materials. I have a few suggestions such as a bridge, a tower,  or even a rocket. This is a terrific idea for you to spend time with your kids, especially if they are into science and physics.

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Bean Bag Toss

Bean Bag Toss

This game is a perfect family or small party on Valentine’s Day. Prepare a huge heart-shaped bull’s eye scored from 1 to 10. The toss can be just about anything from a small cotton ball to the tiny bean bag. You can keep score and turn it into an entertaining competition among family members. 

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Cupid’s Arrow Toss

Cupid’s Arrow Toss

Let’s turn every kid in your family into a Cupid angle with this fun game. You can create 5 to 6 bull’s eyes made from paper plates, as well as 5 to 6 arrows. 

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Balloon Pop

Balloon Pop

If your kids are fans of darts, this game really closes the deal. A heart-shaped bull’s eyes made of pink balloons is the cutest thing ever for Valentine’s Day. Don’t forget to prepare a strong heart for the sudden balloon pop. 

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Water Bottle Valentine Shake Down

Water Bottle Valentine Shake Down

Even Though this is a silly simple game, it can genuinely bring fun and excitement to the entire room. Fill a water bottle with candy hearts then taped another empty bottle with it to create a tunnel. Players who shake down all the candies from one bottle to another win. Make it a competition between 2 kids at least. 

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DIY Ring Toss

DIY Ring Toss

Collect an empty water bottle and paint them with Valentine’s color such as white, red and pink. You can make a heart-shaped toss from pipe cleaners. You can level up the game difficulty by announcing a time limit to create a faster pace for the game. 

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Roll and Paint 

Roll and Paint

This is a game to improve children’s collecting information skills. They need to paint the numbers of hearts according to the number of dice after rolling. You can use red and pink crayons to give off Valentine’s vibe.

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Musical Heart Game

Musical Heart Game

Prepare a line of heart-shaped, colorful paper and fill them with different kinds of actions or challenges you want your kids to do. It should go from easy to difficult.  And you have yourself the greatest time with your children. 

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Fixing Broken Hearts

Fixing Broken Hearts

Prepare 6 to 7 heart-shaped paper then cut them in half to create two pieces of a puzzle. Players who successfully match all the pieces of heart are winners. It is a lot harder than it sounds and they have to be really careful. 

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Tic Tac Toe 

Tic Tac Toe

Obviously you can customize anything to Valentine’s theme, even tic tac toe. It would be fun if the winner gets to eat all the candy on the boards. 

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Conclusion 

Have you chosen your favorite one among our suggestions of 50 best Valentine’s Day ideas for kids? After all, on the day of love and affection, as long as your kids get to be with their loved ones and feel your care and appreciation, anything shall become meaningful and memorable. We hope that our suggestions come in handy for you. Have a great time with your kids. Happy Valentine’s Day!

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