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Super Simple Valentine Hug Craft for Preschoolers

This Valentine Hug Craft for preschoolers will make a great gift for parents or grandparents. Plus, it provides you with a great opportunity to talk to preschoolers about love, our love for our family and God’s love for us.


You’ll need:

  • yarn,
  • white construction paper,
  • red paint,
  • sponge brushes,
  • scissors,
  • tape,
  • glue sticks,
  • envelopes, and
  • copies of the following poem.

Valentine Hug Craft for Preschoolers

First, paint preschoolers’ hands with washable red paint. Then have them leave a left handprint and a right handprint on the paper. Cut out the prints and attach each to one end of a 30-inch piece of yarn. Then tuck the “hug” into an envelope with the poem glued to the front. Explain to preschoolers that one great to show our love to others is by giving hugs!

Valentine Hug Poem

I made this great big hug just for you,

To share my love, it’s true.

Wrap it around you, all snug and tight,

Hold it with all your might!

For Valentine’s Day and all the year,

God loves you—that’s reason to cheer!

Looking for even more great Valentine’s Day ideas like this Valentine Hug craft? Check out all our Valentine’s Day posts.  For loads of great ideas in every issue, subscribe today to Children’s Ministry Magazine.


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