Monday, February 3, 2020

21 FREE Valentines Day printable cards and activities

Valentine's Day is a great excuse to get creative and do some themed crafts and activities in the classroom. I've scoured the internet and found these 21 free printable valentines crafts and activities that are perfect to use at home and in the classroom. I've found colouring in pages, printable games, cards and gift tags that are all 100% free and can be downloaded in seconds!

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To get started all you'll need is access to a colour printer and cardstock, or regular a4 paper. To make the printables reusable, especially the games, I recommend laminating them and using whiteboard markers for longevity.



VALENTINES DAY COLOURING IN PAGES


One of the easiest ways to get creative for Valentine's Day is to colour in a card or picture for a loved one or special friend. The free printable colouring in sheets below offer valentines pictures for children of all ages from toddlers through to school children.



This Ole Mum has put together 3 different Valentines colouring in sheets that can printed off and used as a quiet time activity at home or in the classroom. The finished pictures can also be used as Valentines gifts to friends. Download the colouring in pages here.




Make valentines colouring in even more fun with these free count by number valentines colouring in pages. Grab some crayons, pens or pencils and practice some maths skills while being creative. These would be great to use for a classroom activity. Download the template from Simple Living Mama here.



These valentines colouring in pages are great for older kids who are used to colouring more detailed pictures. The printable also comes with an envelope template that can be folded up to give with the cards. Download the printables here.


FREE PRINTABLE VALENTINES GAMES


Children learn better when they're having fun and a great way to bring fun into a structured classroom is with games. These printable valentines games focus on many different literacy and numeracy learning objectives including number recognition, counting, word recognition, spelling and colours. The best part is they're heaps of fun so the kids won't even realise how much learning is taking place.



This cute valentines I spy game is perfect for preschoolers or early primary {elementary} school kids. Get their brains active searching for the correct number of each heart. Simple, fun number recognition and counting practice with a valentines spin. Download the I spy game here from Simple Fun for Kids.




Do you remember making paper fortune teller games at school? I do! We had so much fun folding them then playing with them and I love that they're still popular today. Print off and make these super cute valentines fortune tellers from stl Motherhood and learn the art of oragami. Bonus points because they're a great fine motor workout as well as being loads of fun!



Word searches are a great way to practice word recognition and spelling all in one. Use these valentines day word search templates as a fun classroom activity. Download both templates here.



This free printable I Spy valentines game is so versatile. Use it as a simple find and colour sheet for younger children. For older children use the bottom strip as a colour key and get them to count the number of each item once they're done colouring. Download the template here.



Valentine number bingo is a fun interactive classroom game to get kids practicing number recognition for numbers 0-30. Laminate the cards so they can be used over and over with whiteboard markers or transparent counters. Download the free template here.



THEMED PRINTABLE VALENTINES DAY CARDS


If you want to send something to school for the other kids, the easiest and most cost effective option is to print off some Valentines cards. Instead of buying cards from the shops, print out some of these themed free printable valentines cards. There's themes to suit all different interests and the best part is you don't need to leave your house to get them!


I love you to the moon and back is one of my favourite sayings so I love these space themed printable valentines cards. They'd also be great for teachers to use as labels with class prizes or certificates. Download the template from About a Mom here.



How adorable are these printable minion valentines cards?! My girls love all of the Despicable Me movies and would love to give these out to their friends. Download them from Simple Everyday Mom here along with 10 other printable valentines cards including Pokemon, Star Wards and Minecraft valentines cards.



Tell all your pirate mates they arrrr great friends with these cute printable pirate valentines cards. Add some chocolate coins to share your treasure with your friends. Download the template from Crayons and Cravings here.



Is your child obsessed with Minecraft too? My big girl spends hours engineering elaborate houses and forts and would lose her mind if she received one of these Minecraft valentines cards from her frinds. Download the template from Down Redbud Drive.



PRINTABLE VALENTINES CARDS TO ACCOMPANY GIFTS


It's becoming more and more popular to give classmates small valentines gifts along with themed cards, especially in America. These free printable valentines cards are all designed to accompany small themed gifts which are relatively cheap when bought in bulk.



These free printable dinosaur valentines tags are perfect for any little dino lover. Print them out then attach a mini dinosaur figurine {can be bought in bulk here} and you have a super cheap, but super cute class gift. These are great for daycare or kindergarden kids. Download the template here.



These printable race car valentines cards are super cool and go perfectly with a matchbox car as a cute little class gift. Simply print and attach the car with washi tape and you're ready to roll. Download the race car printable from Where The Smiles Have Been here.



Every kid I know loves Lego and this lego heart valentines gift idea from Down Redbud Drive is genius. Buy lego pieces in bulk and then download the lego printable here to make up special lego heart gifts for classmates. The printable includes the label and the instructions to build a Lego heart.


Another cute gift idea is a mini bucket filled with some kinetic sand. Buy the sand and buckets in bulk then wrap individually with cellophane and add this valentine bucket printable. Download the free printable here.



A quick and easy class gift everyone can use is a new pencil with this cute printable write friend valentine card. Buy some pencils in bulk then stick one to each card with some pretty washi tape. Download the card template here.



Blow your friends away with these cute valentines bubble label printables. Tie them to a small bottle of bubbles or bubble wand and you've got an adorable, cheap classroom gift. Download the template from Serving up Southern here.



Another cute class gift idea is glow sticks with this cute you make my heart glow printable. Get a bulk bag of glow sticks and attach a printable tag to each one and you're good to go. Download the printable here.



EDIBLE VALENTINES CLASS GIFTS + PRINTABLES


Edible valentines class gifts are also gaining popularity and these two ideas are adorable. Always remember to check with your school or daycare whether food based gifts are allowed and be wary of any allergies before sending any food in for other children. 



Let your valentine know you chews them with these adorable DIY bubblegum machines. You'll need some clear plastic ornaments, plastic cups, bubblegum and of course the free won't chew be mine valentines printable from Bitz & Giggles. Full assembly instructions can be found on Bitz & Giggles.



These posable conversation hearts by Barley and Birch are so freaking adorable. All you need is the printable, some scrap cardboard pieces, colourful pipecleaners and glue. Give them out with or without some conversation hearts candy for a fun classroom gift. Download the template from Red Ted Art here.








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