Valentine Lacing Activity for Preschoolers

Celebrate Valentine's Day with a lacing activity for preschoolers. This simple craft idea is a great way for early learners to exercise their fine motor skills. Add this fun activity to your Valentine theme at home or in the classroom.

fine motor Valentine lacing activity for preschoolers

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Is a red heart shape your go-to for Valentine's Day craft? Then this simple craft idea is sure to please!

The craft is easy enough for preschoolers, but fun for all ages.

With just a few basic craft supplies - including lots of the color red - you and the kids can create some fancy Valentine hearts for decorating or sharing.

But don't stop at red hearts and red ribbon - be creative with pink, green, yellow and other bright colors.

Valentine Lacing Activity


Valentine craft lacing activity for kids


Supplies for a lacing activity

Instructions for a lacing activity


make a heart template for a Valentine craft


1. Make a heart shape template.

Draw half a heart on the the fold of plain paper. Cut out, then open to reveal a heart shape.


cut out a heart shape template for a Valentine Day craft


2. Transfer heart template to craft foam sheet.


make holes in the heart shape with a hole punch for a lacing activity


3. Hole punch around the heart shape template.

Transfer the holes (eight holes shown here) to the foam heart shape with a marker or pencil.

Make the holes in the heart shape with the hole punch.


lace around the edge of the heart shape with ribbon or lace


4. Lace around the Valentine with ribbon.

Create a firm tip for easier lacing by wrapping clear tape around one end of the ribbon.


Kids Valentine craft with craft foam and stickers


5. Decorate the foam heart cutout.

Create a pretty Valentine by adding a sticker, a felt or foam heart, gems or glitter, or a little bow.

Providing a variety of colors and textures is always a great idea to add sensory play to the craft.

This is a simple activity with fun results! And the fine motor and creative play are great for early learners.


preschool Valentine lacing activity


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