13 Valentine’s Craft Ideas and Decorations for the Classroom

Holly (Teach Starter)

Written by Holly (Teach Starter)

What better time to celebrate love, friendship, and kindness with your students than Valentine’s Day? Here are some cute Valentine’s Day classroom craft activities that you can do with your students.

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You’re a Hoot – Valentine’s Bag

This is simple to do and a great way for students to collect their valentines on Valentine’s Day! I would suggest making a couple of templates for your students to trace around. Especially for younger students.

Encourage your students to pick different colors – or even create their own owl using different sized heart shapes!

Valentine's Day Owl Craft

Heart Threading – Valentine’s Card

This is a great activity to develop fine motor skills while creating a gift for your students to bring home to a loved one.

Print off our Heart Template on cardstock, cut it out, and punch holes around the edge of the heart. Using a piece of yarn, have your students thread it in and out of each hole around the heart. Make sure you tape the end of the yarn to the back of the heart before the student begins threading, and tape the end to the back when they have finished the last hole. Once they have finished threading the yarn, have them ball up pieces of red tissue paper to fill the middle of the heart. Not only does it make the heart a bit more festive, but it is a fantastic way to build the muscles in your students’ fingers!

You can leave it at that, or you can turn it into a Valentine’s Day card.

Valentine's Day Card Idea

You’re Grrreat! – Valentine’s Bag

Another gorgeous design for a bag for your students to collect their valentines.

This tiger design is super easy to create. One big heart for the body, a middle size heart for the face, two smaller hearts for the ears, and half a heart for the tail.

Don’t forget a little black heart for the nose!

Valentine's Gift Bag Idea

You’re Out of This World – Valentine’s Card

Using our You’re Out of This World Valentine’s Day Card template, print out the full-color card for students to write in. Alternatively, use the black and white version and have your students create their very own alien in space card for someone special!

You're Out of This World Valentine's Card

Heart Book

This is a nice activity to celebrate friendship. Why not have your students each create a heart book and pass them around the room, allowing their classmates to write nice things inside!

Heart Book

Check out how to make it:

I’ve Got My Eyes On You! – Valentine’s Card

Using our I’ve Got My Eyes On You Valentine’s Day Card Template, students can use the full-color template and write a nice meaningful message for someone special.  Alternatively, they can get creative and create their very own monster!

I've Got My Eyes On You Valentine's Card

I Love you to Pieces – Valentine’s Card

This is one of my favorite cards! Using our I Love You to Pieces Valentines Day Card template, provide students with small square pieces of tissue paper to stick inside the heart. These become the ‘pieces’ of the heart. So cute!

I Love you To Pieces Valentine's Card

Heart Window Decoration

Create this stained-glass heart for the classroom or for students to take home for someone special.

I used our heart template and traced it onto a piece of black cardstock. Next, I drew a smaller heart inside and cut out the inside heart.

Using clear contact paper, stick a piece on one side of the heart so that the sticky side comes through the middle. Then, have your students stick small pieces of tissue paper all over the inside.

Once this is finished, stick another piece of clear contact on the other side. It doesn’t matter if it goes over the edge of the heart as this is very easy to trim off once the students have finished.

Valentine's Heart Window

Bee Mine! – Valentine’s Bag

This is the cutest!

Create a bee using different sized hearts! For younger students, I would definitely recommend using some templates for them to trace around.

The older kids can use this picture to create their very own bee bag to collect their valentines on Valentine’s Day!

Valentine's Gift Bag Idea

Notes of Kindness

This is a cute activity if you just want to celebrate friendship in the classroom! Students can pick classmates’ names from a jar and write a nice note of kindness.

You may like to create a kindness tree display in the classroom for students to always be reminded of what others think.

You could use our Random Acts of Kindness Calendar, start it on Valentine’s Day and celebrate kindness for the rest of the month!

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