Looking for super fun preschool February crafts? Crafts are a great way to promote fine motor skills, build social skills and even build creativity. These Valentine’s day crafts below are an easy way to infuse some fun learning during the month of February. The craft I will share below also doubles as a giving compliments activity.
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If you’re looking for more SEL activities and crafts, check out the list I am always adding to here.
February Crafts for Kids
If you have some candy hearts, construction paper, young children will have a great time making these crafts at home or in the classroom. It’s a fun way to work on motor skills and get creative with supplies you likely already have on hand!
Things like paper plates, popsicle sticks and tissue paper, and conversation hearts, kids will have so much fun making these crafts.
This fun craft below will double as a name craft and a SEL craft. So if you want to differentiate this printable – you can do so easily!
It’s a great craft for young kids, and it doesn’t involve any messy supplies like paint or glitter.
All you need to create your own Valentine’s balloon craft is some paper, basic craft supplies, and our printable template. Download your copy today and make it this February.
Looking for simple Valentine paper crafts for toddlers? These are perfect if you’re just starting to build those little hand muscles.
Preschool Valentine Craft
Little hands will love this balloon craft, kids of all ages will enjoy the simplicity of it but also that older kids can also make it and add whatever they like on those balloons.
I like to use simple templates to make easy crafts and incorporate them in educational activities. They require simple materials and are fun ideas to use during February.
This is also a perfect time to add different themes to your lesson plans, like groundhog day crafts, Chinese New Year and more.
Giving Compliments Activity Craft
teaching younger kids all about giving compliments and accepting them can be more difficult since they need to understand empathy first. Have them try giving their peers a compliments by completing this craft.
Art projects resonate so well with younger kids, and this balloon heart Valentines craft is perfect for preschool themes.
Do you use Valentines day themes?
As a preschool teacher, I am always looking for fun Valentine’s day activities and day craft ideas for my students and I know we will have a great month of fun things to do when I plan them.
This balloon heart cute craft idea is a perfect way to encourage your children to give others compliments.
If your students are younger, you can also have them draw on the hearts or add anything else that is simple for them to make.
How to teach kids to give compliments
Here are some ways to teach children to give compliments:
- Model good behavior: Show children how to give compliments by praising them when they do something well.
- Practice giving compliments: Encourage children to practice giving compliments to each other and to other people, such as family members and friends.
- Encourage Specificity: Help children understand the importance of giving specific compliments. For example, instead of saying “nice dress,” they should say “I love the color of your dress.”
- Make it a habit: Encourage children to give at least one compliment a day.
- Lead by example: Children learn from their parents and teachers, so be sure to give compliments to others in their presence.
- Celebrate the good: Create opportunities for children to give compliments in class, at home, or in other social settings.
- Use it as a tool for socialization: Encourage children to give compliments to new friends they meet and help them understand the power of being kind and thoughtful.
- Emphasize the importance of sincerity: Make sure children understand that a compliment must be sincere and not insincere.
Overall, teaching children to give compliments is a great way to help them develop good social skills and build strong relationships with others.
Use crafts to build on kids knowledge and a way to encourage compliment giving.
Get your template at the end of this post.
Cute craft ideas February Preschool Crafts
Below, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite preschool Valentine’s day crafts. They would make a great start to any February plan.
Check out this super cute and easy to make mermaid Valentine Craft from a Simple Mom. Get your free template there.
Looking to work on some letter recognition and names? This Groundhog day craft and coloring page is perfect for preschoolers.
Giving Compliments Activity Craft
This printable pack is available in my TPT store right below. Be sure to follow on for more SEL crafts coming up in the year.
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Valentine Craft February Bulletin | Social Emotional Learning Activities
Super fun and cute Valentine name craft and a bulletin board option with a focus on giving compliments and character education. Students will create their unique balloon craft and write about some compliments they can give to their peers. You can choose to use this craft template as a bulletin board or as a simple name activity too.