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Discover 18 engaging Valentine STEM activities and challenges for kids! Find fizzing hearts, flying cupids, coding for kids, and much more in this collection.
Valentine’s Day is more than candy and hearts. It’s not just pink and red and flowers and cards. Add some Valentine’s Day science, math, and technology to your February lesson plans with this collection of easy STEM activities for kids.
Valentine STEM Activities
Your little scientists will love mixing potions in this Valentines Day Potion Mixing Science Station.
I love finding seasonally shaped marshmallows at the grocery store. If you can find heart-shaped marshmallows, have kids make some Heart Marshmallow Toothpick Structures. If not, they’ll be fun to make with mini marshmallows, as well.
If you don’t want to use marshmallows (or don’t have any on hand), kids can try Building a Heart Eraser Tower. If you don’t have any Valentine erasers, check your local Dollar Tree or Target’s Dollar Spot.
With some supplies you likely already have on hand, your kids will be able to enjoy this Fizzy Heart Science experiment. You may be able to find the tray at a Dollar Store or Target’s Dollar Spot.
While you will likely need to shop for supplies to make these LED Roses, they will be a HUGE hit with your kids! They’ll have a hard time deciding whether to display them or give them away.
With this DIY Valentine Puzzle, kids can make one-of-a-kind Valentines to share with friends and family.
Here’s a fun Roll and Cover Valentines Preschool Math Game that your kids will enjoy playing as they gear up for Valentine’s Day. No plastic hearts on hand? No problem. Try buttons, mini erasers, or even candy conversation hearts.
This Counting Roses Activity for Valentine’s Day is a great hands-on way to sneak some holiday math into your homeschool preschool day!
I’ve never met a kid who didn’t love using a catapult! Your kids will LOVE making a Conversation Heart Catapult. Let them experiment with what type of candy flies the farthest.
This Mailbox Math activity have your little ones practicing shape recognition, counting, and letter sounds. And, if you put the envelopes and the mailboxes on separate tables, you’ll add some movement to this fun activity.
Make some Homemade Heart Shaped Seed Paper for Valentine’s Day. Then, when it warms up, let your little ones plant the paper and see what grows this spring.
This Heart Geoboard is simple and easy to make. It provides a great open-ended activity that allows preschoolers to work on motor skills, hand-eye-coordination, and hand strength.
Kids loving building towers. It’s always a thrill to see how high the tower can get before it topples. Grab some pink and red plastic cups, and your little ones can spend time making and exploring a Valentine Tower.
Light Up Circuit Valentines add a fun element of technology to your little ones’ Valentine’s Day cards!
Have you done an egg drop challenge with your kids before? If not, this Valentines Egg Drop: STEM Challenge provides the perfect opportunity to give it a try.
Valentine Coding Bracelets are a great way to introduce young kids to coding.
This Flying Cupids Static Electricity is sure to lead to some great science conversations with your little ones.
PRESCHOOL BOOKS ABOUT Valentine’s Day
Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about Valentine’s Day. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
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Pete the Cat: Valentine’s Day is Cool – At first, Pete thinks Valentine’s Day isn’t cool…until he realizes all the special cats there are in his life. Pete the Cat: Valentine’s Day Is Cool comes complete with a poster, stickers, and twelve punch-out Valentine’s Day cards.
Happy Valentine’s Day, Curious George! – George and his friends celebrate Valentine’s Day with decorating, baking, card making and some unexpected hilarity along the way! Just how much mischief can a curious little monkey get into when balloons, frosting, and glitter are involved?
Love Monster – Love Monster is a slightly hairy monster trying to fit in with the cuddly residents of Cutesville. But as it turns out, it’s hard to fit in with the cute and the fluffy when you’re a googly-eyed monster. And so, Love Monster sets out to find someone who will love him just the way he is. His journey is not easy―he looks high, low, and even middle-ish. But as he soon finds out, in the blink of a googly eye, love can find you when you least expect it.
Valentine’s Day coloring cards are perfect for class parties and playdates! It’s like a gift and an activity all in one.
What kid doesn’t love Bingo? This adorable Valentine’s Day bingo set is perfect for the school classroom or a large family gathering or party — with 30 unique game boards.
This February, stock your bookshelves with one or more of these festive Valentine books for kindergarten. Engage your young readers this holiday season.
There are no mushy-gushy books on this list. Your guys will love these Valentines Day books for boys. Monsters, zombies, and stinky feet are featured in this list!
With so many Valentine STEM activities and challenges to choose from, which one will you start with?