‘Tis the season for all things warm and fuzzy! To get into the Valentine’s Day spirit, I was excited to round up 30 of my favorite heart activities for kids. The mega list includes fun math games, science experiments, crafts projects and recipes children will love.

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First up is our popular conversation heart book. Slide the pages into a dollar store photo album, grab a box of conversation hearts, and you’re ready to work on number writing and counting.

I love this conversation heart number book for kids!

Practice measuring in inches, cubes, conversation hearts… anything with Mrs. Lee’s measuring hearts activity.IMG_1856

Test your estimating skills with these conversation heart estimation jars from Creekside Learning.Valentine-Estimation-Station-from-Creekside-Learning

Practice numbers and burn a little extra energy in Toddler Approved’s Heart Hopscotch.heart hopscotch

Work on shape names, problem solving… even fractions with our Valentine Pattern Block Mats.
Free Valentine Pattern Block Mats

Graph conversation hearts with Mama Miss’s free printable.


And speaking of conversation hearts, do some sorting and color practice with Preschool Inspiration’s simple Conversation Heart Color Match.

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Play Coffee Cups and Crayon’s pretty Heart Number Matching Game.

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We L-O-V-E science experiments around here, so I was excited to test out these awesome heart-themed science projects. Make conversation hearts dance and jiggy.Dancing Conversation Hearts

Make Busy Kids Happy Mom’s Crystal Hearts.

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See your heartbeat with this simple and clever trick from What the Teacher Wants.

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Make a conversation heart balloon magically inflate.

Magic Inflating Conversation Hearts!! Fun Valentine's Day science for kids.

Whip up a batch of Two-daloo’s fizzing, foaming hearts.


Make predictions and record your results with a simple conversation heart science experiment from Coffee Cups and Crayons.



Play alphabet games, practice upper and lowercase pairs and build fine motor strength with these awesome literacy activities. First up, practice writing letters with some DIY letter tracing cards and a box of conversation hearts.
Conversation Heart Letter Tracing. {Playdough to Plato}

Match upper and lowercase letters with File Folder Fun’s free letter matching game.


Play a round of Alphabet and Number Match from I Heart Crafty Things. Alphabet and Number Matching Game (1)

Build fine motor skills kids use for writing with a heart gluing challenge.

Thread love hearts in this simple fine motor activity from Adventures with Adam.


Build hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills by decorating a felt heart garden from Powerful Mothering.


Make a simple Valentine’s paper chain from Teach with Me.76379b01c76cb8983554d92e14565f2eval_paperchain

Just for Fun

From yummy, kid-friendly recipes to simple craft projects and games, there are so many clever ways to have fun with hearts. First up are these gorgeous cinnamon rolls from Poppies at Play. (I can almost smell them!)

Play a couple rounds of Conversation Heart Bingo from Create Craft Love.


In need of some quick and simple entertainment? Make our conversation heart shooters!Awesome! Make conversation heart shooters for kids.

Grab some celery and start stamping hearts with How Wee Learn’s fun Valentine’s Day craft.


Head to the kitchen and make a batch of Mama Miss’s peanut butter and chocolate heart cookies. YUM!!final1

Play a round of popsicle stick Valentine’s Day dominoes from Mommy Needs a Coffee Break.activity-dominoes-valentines-day-visual-motor (2)

Have a friendly minute to win it competition with Makoodle’s fun Heart Relay.


Feeling crafty? Make Buggy and Buddy’s pretty (and surprisingly easy!) chalk stencil heart collage.


Practice colors and matching with Kids’ Activities Blog’s heart playing cards.


Burn off a little extra steam with No Time for Flashcards’ Musical Hearts game.

musical-hearts-gross-motor-game-for-kids-And finally, make a sweet love nest breakfast from Paging Supermom. Isn’t it brilliant?!


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  1. Thank you for including our Valentine estimation station. Off to share. 🙂

  2. Malia, thanks for the abundant collection of the heart activities, they are so rich in varieties, and different category, including many different subjects. Thanks for the great effort to benefits us as moms and teachers, educators, you have made our lives a lot easier and most relax and console, and most of all encouragement. Thank you so much.

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