Free puzzle games, stories, crafts, and printable activities for kids ages 4–12.

Love & LuckLove & Luck
While you may associate Valentine’s Day with sharing love with others, it’s also important to encourage self-love. Children with self-love are better prepared to be the best versions of themselves—curious, creative, caring, and confident. You can help your child practice self-love and build their confidence by setting them up to feel a sense of accomplishment. Allow them to work through challenges on their own, rather than stepping in to help right away. The more independently they work on something, the more pride they’ll feel in having achieved it. It’s important to let your child know you’re proud of them every day, and to encourage them to be proud of themselves, too! When you praise your child, try to go beyond the generic “good job!” or “thank you!” More specific praise, such as, “It was really kind of you to make me a Valentine,” can have a greater impact. Enjoy spreading some love and luck this week!
Love and Luck

1. Love and Luck

Watch our video to learn how having self-love can benefit kids.

solve a puzzle

2. Solve a Puzzle

While these bears exchange Valentine’s Day gifts, see if you can find all of the objects hidden in the scene.

 

 

read a story

3. Read a Story

Chance can’t wait to perform his card tricks in his school’s Valentine’s Day talent show. But when he can’t get pink dye off of his hands, he’s worried his reputation will be ruined forever. Read the story to see Chance’s creative solution to a colorful problem.

valentine volley

4. Whack a Balloon

Love is in the air—and so is a balloon! Play this twist on tennis to see who can get to 10 points first. 

cupid's arrow valentines

5. Craft Cupid’s Arrow

Shoot a loved one a message on a hand-crafted Cupid’s arrow made of straws and paper. 

Do something for others

6. Do Something for Others

Cut hearts from construction paper and write one thing you like about your friend on each heart. We’d love to see your heart attacks! Share a photo with us at HighlightsKids.com

Write, Draw, or Talk About It

7. Write, Draw, or Talk About It

Help your child understand that the way they show love may not be the same as others, and that’s OK! Encourage them to share their love language with us at HighlightsKids.com.

spy the supplies

8. Spy the Supplies

Look carefully at this cluttered craft desk for all of the hidden objects. Then answer the riddle! 

search the scene

9. Search the Scene

This art class is busy making heart-themed crafts for Valentine’s Day. There are 15 objects hidden around the room. Can you find them all?

asian noodle soup

10. Slurp Noodle Soup

Chinese New Year is on February 12. A traditional food for the new year is long noodles, which symbolize longevity. Make your own noodle soup to celebrate the holiday this year!

secret message valentines

11. Send a Secret Message

This simple craft has a great payoff, with a surprise for the card’s recipient. How else can you write a secret message?

 

find the hidden objects

12. Find the Hidden Objects

Sugar cookies aren’t just fun to eat. They’re also fun to decorate! While these kids are frosting and sprinkling their cookies, see if you can find the hidden objects in the scene.

play a game

13. Play a Game

Make your own board game with this Cupid-inspired craft. Whoever gets rid of their arrows first wins! 

chinese lantern craft

14. Encourage Good Luck

Make this lantern craft for Chinese New Year. Then hang it in a prominent place in your home to encourage a lucky year.

101 Hearts

Build your child's confidence as they seek and find hidden objects and solve mazes, crosswords, and more!

Can your child find 101 Hearts?

 

 

Share a drawingShare a drawing