Read & Make – Valentine’s Day Books and Crafts

crafts with books to match 14 Valentine’s Day books and crafts! Read & Make lists are ultimate activity cheat sheets. These are all easy to find books ( and they have affiliate links straight to Amazon too ) and the crafts are all easy to make too. Nothing is too costly and many of these crafts work great for groups. Your Valentine’s Day party will be super simple to plan. Like I said all book links will take you to Amazon but I have some deeper reviews of the books in my Books About Love and over on Scholastic’s  Raise A Reader blog too! The crafts are linked to the original tutorial so you can the full how to.

Read and Make valentines day 14Read Consider Love  by Sandra Boynton and then use Paper Hearts to sort, make patterns, and even paint!

Read and Make valentines day heart craftA simple book like Be Mine  by Brenda Ponnay lends itself to an equally simple and beautiful craft like this Heart Sun Catcher.

Read and Make valentines day for childrenRead all about what Valentine’s Day is all about with Valentine’s Day Is by Gail Gibbons and then learn more about your own family with our Conversation Hearts activity.

Read and Make valentines day for kidsEvery fairy needs a wand and a book.  The Very Fairy Princess Follows Her Heart by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton is a perfect match for our Heart Wands.

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Panda bears might not have anything to do with Valentine’s Day but they are the center of  Sweet Hearts  by Jan Carr and if you really must have hearts on your Panda Bear Craft add a sticker or two!

Read and Make valentines day 7You can make a Paper Hug Craft to go with  Huggy Kissy by Leslie Patricelli.

Read and Make valentines day for toddlersBoth of my kids have loved Laura Numeroff books right around age three. That is the perfect age for this Mosaic Heart Craft and for reading Happy Valentine’s Day, Mouse! (If You Give…) .

Read and Make valentines day craftsOur Love Bomb craft is so awesome that it needed to be paired with an equally awesome book like Awesome Book of Love!, An by Dallas Clayton.

Read and Make vdayThese were made for each other and these Love Bugs are not hard to make at all. Read Love Bugs Mini Edition by David A. Carter before or after you get crafty.

Read and Make valentines day booksDinosaur Valentine by Liza Donnelly is an odd book that both my kids have loved and what could be better than making your own Clothespin Dinosaur after reading?

Read and Make valentineMake a Recycled Heart and pop it on a string after reading  The Invisible String  by Patrice Karst.

Read and Make Valentines 3This Collage Heart craft is easy enough for babies and they will adore Where Is Baby’s Valentine?: A Lift-the-Flap Book by Karen Katz.

Read and Make valentines day 2I can’t resist Love Monster by Rachel Bright and making your own loveable Monster Craft after is a great way to keep the conversation this book will spark going even longer.

Read and Make Valentine's Day 1The book may be called Day It Rained Hearts by Felicia Bond but you can turn your own paper hearts into a Heart Rainbow!

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