“I claim there ain’t another saint as great as Valentine.” -Ogden Nash
Valentine’s Day crafts are a great way to bond with your little ones. I love watching Allie discover different ways to express herself, even if she gets a little messy. It is so amazing how her mind works. She is such a quick learner.
Since she is now old enough to understand paint and crafts a little better, I wanted to do something fun for Valentine’s Day.
I searched Pinterest for some toddler appropriate Valentine’s Day Craft ideas. It did not disappoint.
So I now present to you the crafts I will be making with Allie and a few others you can try with your little one. I have chosen three crafts for each age group from one to preschooler.
These are so cute!
Valentine’s Day Crafts
For your one year old
For your two year old
For your Three Year Old
For your Preschooler
These Crafts would be great for your little one to make for dad or grandma and grandpa.
I will be adding pictures of Allie’s finished crafts in the next few days. I am so excited to get started!
A little history on Valentine’s Day for those of you who are interested.
February 14th was the feast date of at least three different martyrs named St. Valentine, and, in the Middle Ages, over fifty St. Valentines were celebrated over the course of the year. One of these, a Roman priest, has inspired several legends, all of which arose long after his death. According to one, he was sentenced to death in pagan Rome for encouraging young people to marry within the Christian Church. Before his execution, the story goes, he sent a letter to a young woman whom he had cured of blindness, signing the missive “from your Valentine.”
In 1381, Geoffrey Chaucer made the first recorded connection between St. Valentine’s Day and love in his poem “The Parliament of Fowls,” identifying the day as the time when “every foul cometh ther to choose his mate.” French and English writers of the 14th and 15th centuries also allude to the day as one reserved for lovers. Manufactured Valentine’s Day cards first appeared in England in the 1800s, and by 1835, over 60,000 Valentine’s Day cards were being sent in England alone.
I hope you find inspiration to get crafty and have some fun with your little one this Valentine’s Day.
Do you have a tradition with your little one’s for Valentine’s Day? Do you carry on a tradition from your childhood? Let me know in the comments.
Have a great Valentine’s Day with your family!!