Valentine’s Day Printables for Toddlers & Preschoolers

Breanna | December 17, 2021 |


Valentine’s Day is one of these holidays that sneaks up on you, as you’re fresh off the chaos of Christmas and still slumbering through the coldest part of winter (well, some of us that don’t have the joy of sand or palm trees). However, it offers us a chance to throw a little sweetness and color into our routines, especially for us homeschool moms! 

Maybe you like to bake cookies, or plan intricate crafts, but what about the littlest hands that want to get involved in the lesson or craft? If you’re like me, I love seasonal printables and lessons. They’re lifesavers on those days when you want your kids to be creative, but don’t have time to break out the glitter and paint (let alone clean it up). 

However, I can’t give my five-year-old and three-year-old the same activity some days, printable or otherwise. Of course, my little guy still wants to be involved. My solution? He gets his own printable that goes with the theme, but it is tailored to a preschool skill level. 

Benefits of Toddler/Preschool Printables

I favor simple designs for my little ones. If I hand them a coloring sheet with busy backgrounds, fine lines, or tiny designs, they lose interest after a few minutes. But if I give them something with bold outlines and big spaces, they get excellent coloring practice, which is great for honing those fine motor skills. 

Frequent coloring and tracing activities are significant handwriting preparation. They learn how to hold their crayons, the appropriate pressure, and increase muscle memory. 

And perhaps the greatest benefit in my household, my little one feels included. His homeschool lesson at age three is more play than academics, but he gets to sit at the table, finish his “worksheet”, and save it in his folder. Even if you aren’t a homeschool parent, you still get a sweet piece of artwork for your fridge or bulletin board! 

Valentine’s Day Coloring & Tracing 

In this set of printables, I’ve included a simple coloring sheet, alphabet fill in, tracing practice, and a template to practice dotting or cotton ball painting. 

You will need:

  • 8.5” x 11” printer paper
  • Printer (black and white ink) 
  • Cotton balls and craft paint (if you choose to do painting template) 

These printables are all available for free PDF download. So, download, print, and share the fun! 

Valentine’s Day Bear Coloring Page 

Heart Tracing Practice 

Alphabet Fill in 

Sweetheart Number Tracing 

Cotton Ball Painting Template 

For this craft, give your little one a small bit of craft paint and some cotton balls. Instruct them to dot along the line to make the heart. 

Breanna

Breanna is a former therapist turned writer. She earned a master’s in psychology in 2015 but ultimately decided she would like to be more present for her family. Currently flexing her writing skills as a stay-at-home mother of two toddlers (with another baby on the way), she enjoys writing in the parenting and home/DIY niches. She also writes fiction and has been published in a handful of literary magazines and a fiction anthology. In her spare time, Breanna enjoys blogging, painting, running, and drinking an absurd amount of coffee.

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