Check out these 10 Fine Motor Valentines Day Ideas for Kids! Whether you need a craft idea for the classroom, or just a cute way for your kiddo to send a smile to a loved one – you’re sure to find what you’re looking for below!
Are you a store-bought Valentine kind of mama? Or, are you the mama that rocks the Pinterest-scouring, creativity-maximizing Valentine?
Every year, as Valentine’s Day creeps closer and closer, I give myself a little pep talk to just let go and find the themed cards at Target, have the kids sign them and be done with it. BUT….then I see all of the cute ideas floating around the blogosphere and I can’t help myself.
Today, I am sharing 10 creative Valentines that are easy to put together, pack a punch of cuteness and creativity, and provide awesome opportunities for fine motor fun!
10 Fine Motor Valentines Day Ideas For Kids
1 || Carla Schauer Designs has a printable bookmark to share, filled with hearts to color. Use your favorite supplies to color one for yourself, or print a bunch to use as kid class valentines.
2 || Every kid, young and old, loves playdough. Label a container with this cute printable from Bright Green Door and be the hit of the class!
3 || This tops my list for cuteness! Print out the Tic Tac Toe Valentine from Kids Clutter and Chaos, tape on some TicTacs and let the fun begin!
4 || I am going to admit that punch balloons are my “go-to” class favor for parties. I love this idea from Paintbrushes and Popsicles for turning those punch balloons into a fabulous Valentine!
5 || “Wooly Be My Valentine?” I mean, if you said that to me and gave me a card as sweet as this one dreamed up by the amazing Agnes Hsu from Hello Wonderful, I would literally melt!
6 || Encourage some colorful artwork with a handmade heart full of crayon. Chef Messy will show you how!
7 || A candy-free Valentine that grade-schoolers will LOVE? Bits of Everything has the perfect one for you!
8 || Loom Bands are still around and are a hit with boys and girls alike. Lolly Jane offers a free printable idea for gifting an original, handmade bracelet to every valentine you might encounter.
9 || A flower is always the sweetest symbol of admiration for Valentine’s Day. Here is a pretty way to create a simple flower card using hearts!
10 || Pretty Prudent has 4 printable ideas for candy-free Valentines. My favorite? Definitely the one with glitter…the perfect medium for encouraging a little pincer grasp practice!
So tell us, what are your favorite ways to tell your Valentine that you love them? Share them in the comments below! Bonus points for adding on some fine motor skill practice!
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Lee Orlian says
Great selection of crafts! My younger daughter loved making “Wooly Be My Valentine?” cards. We had a lot of fun with these! Thank you for sharing!