Valentine Literacy Activity for Preschoolers

Fun literacy activities can be added to your Valentine theme with heart shape letters-of-the-alphabet cards. These DIY cards are easy to make and provide opportunities to support the development of letter recognition skills.

kids literacy play with heart shaped letters of the alphabet

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You can easily add a Valentine theme to literacy activities by cutting out a set of cards in heart shapes.

Cut out heart shaped cutouts that will make up the set of cards.

  • You can use the printable template provided below, or make your own with our example post.

You can add letters in both upper or lower case on each card, or make one set of cards for upper case and another set of cards for lower case.

Related: A set of alphabet cards  is a fun tool to have on hand for everyday literacy activities with preschoolers.

The heart shapes and pink or red cardstock add a Valentine theme to your set of alphabet cards.


Valentine literacy activities

1. Make a set of cards

This template will help cut out uniform shapes.

Heart Shapes Template PDF

Or you can make your own heart shapes.

  • Fold the card stock. Draw half a heart on the fold. Cut out the half heart and open to reveal a full heart which can be used as a template.
  • Example in this post.


Cut valentine shapes from card stock to make alphabet cards for preschool literacy activities


Using the heart shape template, trace and cut out hearts from pink or red cardstock. Use just one color or a mixture of two or three colors.


Letters of the alphabet heart shape cards for a Valentine literacy activity


Add upper and lower case letters with a permanent marker.

Laminate with self-adhesive paper to protect and strengthen the letter cards.

Now you're ready to add literacy activities, like the one below, to your Valentine theme.

2. Play literacy games with set of heart-shaped cards


Foam letters and heart shapes cut from cardstock for a literacy activity


Valentine hearts literacy activity for preschoolers


Match foam letters to the letters on the cards. Kids can say the letter aloud as they match it to the corresponding letter on the card.

The foam letters will add texture to the cards for added sensory play and learning.


Letters of the alphabet cards with a Valentine Theme


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