Top 5 Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids.

Happy Valentine’s Day! Looking for a craft to do with kids today? Here are  five kid-friendly Valentine’s Day crafts.

DIY Valentine's Window Clings
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DIY Valentine’s Window Clings. Theses look so simple to make!

Valentine’s Day Necklace. I love paper straws. They’re so cute and come in so many different patterns and colours but I hate using them in drinks because they tend to fall apart quickly. Using them in crafts is a great idea!

Modern DIY Valentine’s Shirts. An activity that is a bit more challenging and needs more materials but gives you a great shirt to wear on Valentine’s Day. I like that kids can customize it and move away from the red and pink colour scheme if they want to.

Cupid’s Heart Glow Stick Valentines. I bought Valentine’s glow stick bracelets for my after school program kids this year, but I love this craft because you can personalize the messages.

DIY Scratch Offs. This would work for different ages, even adults! You could also use this technique to make scratch off tickets for birthdays or other holidays.

What are your favourite crafts or activities to do on Valentine’s Day?

 

Top Ten Children’s Books for Valentine’s Day

Here are my top ten Valentine’s books for kids. A book is great Valentine’s Day gift for children, and you can write a sweet note inside the cover for your Valentine.

Happy Valentine's Day, Mouse!

Happy Valentine’s Day, Mouse! by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond. A must for fans of the If You Give a…series.

 

Lily's Chocolate Heart Kevin Henkes

Lilly’s Chocolate Heart by Kevin Henkes. This book is so fun, and it’s great for younger kids too.

 

Happy Valentine's Day, Curious George!

Happy Valentine’s Day, Curious George! by H.A Rey. A classic Valentine’s Day read.

Pete the Cat Valentine's Day is Cool

Pete the Cat Valentine’s Day is Cool by Kimberly and James Dean. Should you skip this book? Goodness no!

The Biggest Valentine Ever

If your kids liked The Biggest Snowman Ever or The Biggest Pumpkin Ever, then this would make a great book for Valentine’s Day for them. If they haven’t read them yet, get The Biggest Valentine Ever for Valentine’s Day and save the other two books for next Halloween and Winter!

Llama Llama I Love You

Even the youngest children will love this book with a sweet message.

Arthur's Valentine

I’ve loved the Arthur books since I was a kid and I’m happy to see that they are still popular. There seems to be an Arthur book for any holiday or occasion.

 

Little Miss Hug

This book is perfect for any fans of the Little Miss and Mister Men books created by Roger Hargreave. Although Roger Hargreave has passed away, the series has been continued by his son Adam Hargreaves.

Pinkalicious Pink of Hearts

My nieces are big fans of the Pinkalicious books so I had to include this on my list. They’re fun to read aloud too!

Franklin's Valentines

Another classic Valentine’s Day book, perfect for children who are already fans of the Franklin series or children who are yet to discover him. Another series where you can find a book for any occasion as well.

It’s hard to narrow it down, there are so many sweet books about love and Valentine’s Day for kids! What are your favourite books to read or give for Valentine’s Day?