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Valentine’s Play Dough Kits for Valentine’s Day Student Gift

Boost fine motor skills and enhance your students’ imaginations by introducing these Valentine’s play dough kits! These kits provide limitless opportunities for creative play, storytelling, math activities, and more. With minimal supplies and the freedom to explore their creativity, children can build a variety of Valentine’s Day creations. Not only do these Valentine’s play dough mats foster learning and keep little hands engaged for extended periods, offering an ideal sensory experience, but they also serve as excellent non-candy Valentine’s Day gifts for students during your classroom Valentine’s Day celebration!

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Supplies for Valentine’s Play Dough Kits

In order to make your Valentine’s play dough kits, you will need a can of play dough plus a few sensory-friendly items.

Valentine’s Play Dough Kit Mats

The students can choose from three different Valentine’s play dough kit mats. They can “Build a Love Monster,” “Build a Love Bug,” or “Decorate a Cookie.”

Build fine motor skills and imaginative play with these individual Valentine’s play dough kits for Valentine's Day student gifts! This Valentine’s Day party activity serves as both a Valentine’s craft and a Valentine’s sensory activity. Students will create their own Valentine’s designs using the Valentine’s play dough mats. These play dough kits also make a great Valentine’s student gift. Your students will love these Valentine’s Day fine motor activities during your Valentine’s party stations!

I like to pre-package the play dough kits and gift them to my students at our Valentine’s Day party, but you can also set them up as one of your Valentine’s Day stations. If you go this route, I recommend having a parent volunteer help with gathering the loose materials needed for each mat.

In order to “Build a Love Monster,” students will need play dough, googly eyes of various sizes, and pipe cleaners.

If they choose to “Build a Love Bug,” they will need play dough, googly eyes, beads, and foam hearts.

Build fine motor skills and imaginative play with these individual Valentine’s play dough kits for Valentine's Day student gifts! This Valentine’s Day party activity serves as both a Valentine’s craft and a Valentine’s sensory activity. Students will create their own Valentine’s designs using the Valentine’s play dough mats. These play dough kits also make a great Valentine’s student gift. Your students will love these Valentine’s Day fine motor activities during your Valentine’s party stations!

And for my favorite Valentine’s play dough mat, “Decorate a Cookie,” students will need play dough and sprinkles (beads or buttons).

Build fine motor skills and imaginative play with these individual Valentine’s play dough kits for Valentine's Day student gifts! This Valentine’s Day party activity serves as both a Valentine’s craft and a Valentine’s sensory activity. Students will create their own Valentine’s designs using the Valentine’s play dough mats. These play dough kits also make a great Valentine’s student gift. Your students will love these Valentine’s Day fine motor activities during your Valentine’s party stations!

Valentine’s Play Dough Kits for Student Gift

Wrapping up these delightful Valentine’s play dough kits is a breeze!

Build fine motor skills and imaginative play with these individual Valentine’s play dough kits for Valentine's Day student gifts! This Valentine’s Day party activity serves as both a Valentine’s craft and a Valentine’s sensory activity. Students will create their own Valentine’s designs using the Valentine’s play dough mats. These play dough kits also make a great Valentine’s student gift. Your students will love these Valentine’s Day fine motor activities during your Valentine’s party stations!

I’ve found that a clear cellophane bag tied with some jute twine or even a zippered storage baggie works like magic.

More Valentine’s Day Activities

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with these classroom Valentine’s Day party activities!

Keep your little lovebugs engaged and your classroom Valentine’s Day party well-managed with these Valentine’s Day party ideas for the classroom, including Valentine’s Day crafts, Valentine’s Day games and Valentine’s treats! These Valentine’s Day party activities and Valentine’s crafts are sure to be a lovely hit at your Valentine’s party!

You might also enjoy these Valentine’s Day party hacks for the classroom!

Your students may also enjoy these Valentine’s Day centers for literacy and math!

Celebrate Valentine’s Day, as you review math and literacy skills, with these engaging Valentine’s Day centers for kindergarten and first grade. These Valentine’s Day Escape Room activities can be used for a classroom Valentine’s Party or Valentine’s math and literacy centers. Students will practice syllables, beginning digraphs, decomposing numbers, 3D shapes, and more with these Valentine's Day activities. They will love these Valentine’s Day math centers and Valentine’s Day literacy centers!

For a simple, yet adorable, Valentine’s Day craft, be sure to check out this blog post!

Add this Valentine’s mosaic heart craft to your list of Valentine’s party activities! This Valentine’s Day craft is a great opportunity to enhance fine motor skills as your students glue shapes to their foam hearts. This mosaic heart craft is perfect for your Valentine’s centers during your classroom Valentine’s Day party in preschool, kindergarten, or first grade. Plus, this craft for Valentine’s Day makes a cute Valentine’s bulletin board!

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Build fine motor skills and imaginative play with these individual Valentine’s play dough kits for Valentine's Day student gifts! This Valentine’s Day party activity serves as both a Valentine’s craft and a Valentine’s sensory activity. Students will create their own Valentine’s designs using the Valentine’s play dough mats. These play dough kits also make a great Valentine’s student gift. Your students will love these Valentine’s Day fine motor activities during your Valentine’s party stations!

Build fine motor skills and imaginative play with these individual Valentine’s play dough kits for Valentine's Day student gifts! This Valentine’s Day party activity serves as both a Valentine’s craft and a Valentine’s sensory activity. Students will create their own Valentine’s designs using the Valentine’s play dough mats. These play dough kits also make a great Valentine’s student gift. Your students will love these Valentine’s Day fine motor activities during your Valentine’s party stations!

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As a dedicated Kindergarten teacher for nearly 20 years, I believe the words “fun, play, and creativity” can sit right alongside the words “developmentally appropriate, engaging, and rigorous.” Learning is meant to be fun and messy!

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