Valentine’s Day is such a friendly holiday, isn’t it? Love, candy, cards… lots to like! And there are scads of ways to boost literacy skills. This week I’ll give suggestions for making cards and other crafty type things. Next week, I’ll suggest several ideas for other Valentine’s Day activities.
Many kids love making cards. Of course, all you really need is to just put out a bunch of paper, doilies, glue, glitter… But if you want some other ideas, here are several to get started.
First, you need to know how to easily cut out hearts.
Cutting Out Hearts This video shows how to cut out hearts, plus shows some ideas of what to do with them.
Artists Helping Children
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Valentine’s Day Card Ideas Several ideas.
Scratch and Win Card I wish I’d thought of this! My students would have LOVED it!
Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids Cards, card holders and crafts
Ever wonder how I Love You is said in other languages? Just don’t ask me how to pronounce them!
Je t’aime French
Te amo Spanish
Wo ai ni Chinese (Mandarin)
Ik hou van jou Dutch
Ich liebe dich German
Ani ohev otach (male) Ani ohevet otcha (female) Hebrew
Volim te Croatian
Ai shite masu Japanese, female speech
Ai shiteru yo Japanese, male speech
Mi amas vin Esperanto
Jag älskar dig Swedish
OTHER VALENTINE’S DAY CRAFTS
Artists Helping Children
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Heart People Consider adding speech bubbles!
Drawing and Making Animals Out of Hearts Definitely cute.
Valentine’s Day Peas and Toothpick Heart and Arrow Craft Odd, but looks fun!
Heart-Shaped Crafts Click the arrows to see all 33 crafts – looks like lots of fun!
Do you have Valentine’s Day crafts that your family enjoys? Tell about them in the Comments Box!