Love themed activities for kids

Having a theme is often a handy way of sparking different activities to do with the kids, and what lovelier theme than love! Here are five fairly low-fuss love themed activity ideas.

Create a work of heart

  • Set the challenge of find lots of small to medium red object, foods and toys from around your home.
  • Arrange the red objects into a beautiful heart shape. For younger kids you could create a heart shape on the floor using masking tape.

Valentine’s Day Post Office

Create a mini post office set up with a love theme. Here are some things you might like to include:

  • Blank cards for decorating
  • Envelopes
  • Stamps
  • Stickers
  • Tape / Glue stick
  • Pens / Pencils / Crayons
  • Cardboard box to act as a post box

Frozen hearts

  • Cut small heart shapes from red or pink card, freestyle or use our template here.
  • Write messages or draw pictures on the hearts to your children.
  • Place the hearts into an ice cube tray, fill with water and freeze. To make the heart more of a reveal you could add food colouring to the water.
  • Pour a small amount of salt (regular table salt), flour and sand into separate bowls or cups.
  • When ready tip the frozen cubes into a tray.
  • Leave your child to explore. If they ignore the bowls of salt, etc, ask them which they think will melt the ice cubes quickest.

This is a great science play set up that will raise curiosity and encourage experimentation.

Make a paper love garland

  • Fold a long piece of paper like a concertina (wrapping paper is great for this).
  • If you don’t have long enough paper, cut out hearts separately and attach them to a string with pegs.
  • On the top fold draw or trace a heart, making sure both sides of the heart go right up to the edges of the paper.
  • Carefully cut out the heart, without cutting the sides that touch the edges. You need them to touch to keep them together as a chain.
  • Open them up and decorate.
  • You could ask you child to draw pictures or write messages about the people, places and things they love most.

Put together a love collage

  • Ask your child to think about the people, places and things they love.
  • Go on a hunt to photograph as many of those things as possible. You can also take screenshots from websites.
  • Add the photos to a digital album or use pic collage (or similar) to make a collage of all the things you found.

This is a great one to look back at over time and reflect on. It’s also nice for parents to understand what it is that their child treasures at this stage in their life.


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