Stamped valentines are easy for kids to make and can be customized to suit the child’s interests, or their friends’ interests.
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Five-year-old Lily and seven-year-old Johnny used the same Valentine template I created for Emma to make stamped valentines for their classmates. This was a less labor-intensive project than the burlap valentines. Simpler was nice for these younger kids, and they still had plenty of room for creative expression.
Simple DIY Stamped Valentines Printable
Lily got particularly creative, drawing trees for koala bears and other sweet details. Johnny kept his valentines pretty simple, but he put a lot of thought into which friends got which stamps based on their interests. I appreciate that the school they are going to this year emphasized that they wanted kids to put thought into cards rather than bringing in treats. Thoughtful cards really make this holiday for me.
I see Valentine’s Day as a wonderful way for kids to celebrate friendship and express appreciation for their classmates. Our valentines this year are very simple, but my kids put a lot of thought into each one and I enjoyed hearing them talk about their friends. I also like that, since the kids are required to bring a card for every child in their class, this gets them thinking about kids who they do not know as well. We spread our card making over several days, partly to keep the kids from getting tired of writing but even more so that they would have time to think about each individual classmate.
I noticed that my kids made cards for the kids they knew best first, but then with time were able to make thoughtful cards for kids they did not know as well. I will be thrilled if this exercise paired with our Valentine Fairy helps my kids makes some new friends this month!
Eight-year-old Emma spent a LOT of time personalizing her cards – with drawings, quotes from books, and inside jokes!
More Valentine’s Day Fun for Kids
Here are some of our other favorite Valentine’s Day activities for kids:
- Easy Frozen Heart Science
- Valentine’s Day Secret Message Activity
- Valentine’s Day Story Time for Toddlers
- Guess How Much I Love You Movement Game
- Icy Preschool Valentine Science
- Valentine Chocolate Box Math
- Heart Themed Sensory Board
- Kindergarten Valentines
- Felt Valentine Hearts Kids Can Sew
- Host a Valentine Making Play Date
- Valentine Fairy
- Valentine’s Day Party Ideas
- Mini Mailbox Valentines
- Color-Me Heart Valentine Pillow to Sew
- Heart Bear to Sew
- Softies to Sew for Valentine’s Day
Have you ever made stamped valentines with your kids? Are your kids making Valentine’s Day cards this year? How does your family celebrate this holiday?