Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching! If you have kids in school, they’ll probably be having a Valentine’s Day party soon. I have a round-up of Valentine’s Day cards for kids to make as well as an adorable children’s book to share with you called Duck and Hippo: The Secret Valentine.
You and your kids can even learn how to draw Duck and Hippo (and more!) in this free downloadable activity page! https://www.andrewjoyner.com.au/activities/.
Valentine’s Day Cards for Kids to Make
In Duck and Hippo: The Secret Valentine, someone is leaving handmade Valentine’s Day cards for each of their friends. You and your kids can get creative together while making your own cards for friends! I love the variety that these different bloggers created. Check them out and let me know which are your favorites!
Valentine’s Day Cards for Kids to Make Round-up
You Make my Heart GLOW – FREE Valentine’s Day Printable from The Mommy Diaries
Homemade Valentines Cards Yellow Love Monster from The Inspiration Edit
DIY Valentines by Kids from The Natural Homeschool
Cute Tiger Handmade Valentine Card with Template from Simple Everyday Mom
Valentine’s Day Lion Craft from Fun Learning Life
Valentine Cards to Color Printables from Love the Day
Homemade DIY Strawberry Valentine Stampers from The Crafty Outdoor Mama
Love Bug Valentine’s Day Craft for Kids from The Soccer Mom Blog
Butterfly Bubbles Non-Candy Valentine from Tikkido
No Sew Valentine’s Day Card for Kids from The Savvy Age
Love Bug Chocolate Caterpillar Valentines from Tikkido
“Piece of my Heart” Kid Valentine Card from The Soccer Mom Blog
Homemade Ladybugs and Penguin Valentines from GYCT Designs
“You Are My Squishy” – Unique Non Candy Kids Valentine from Nanny to Mommy
Let’s Stick Together Easy Valentine from One Crazy Mom
You are Just “Write” for Me Valentine from One Crazy Mom
Duck and Hippo: The Secret Valentine
By Jonathan London, illustrated by Andrew Joyner
(Dec 18, 2018; Two Lions/Amazon; Ages 3-7)
I love the Duck and Hippo books! I’ve reviewed books from the series previously, and I am sure your kids will love them all.
Synopsis of Duck and Hippo: The Secret Valentine
This is the fourth book in the Duck and Hippo series of books about two unlikely friends.
It’s Valentine’s Day, and something curious is going on. As the birds tweet their love songs, Hippo and his friends Elephant, Pig, and Turtle each receive mysterious, unsigned Valentine’s Day cards. Hippo wonders if his is from Duck; Elephant and Turtle think theirs are from Pig; and Pig dreams that hers is from Turtle. The cards tell the friends to come to the park at four o’clock to meet their valentines—so they’ll find out soon enough! As the clock ticks away, the friends wonder—and dream—about their valentines and make special preparations. But when they arrive…SURPRISE!
Like the prior Duck and Hippo books I’ve read, I loved Duck and Hippo: The Secret Valentine. It is such a sweet story about friendship and giving. I won’t giveaway who the secret Valentine is, but I think your kids will find inspiration from the Valentine giver!
Find the perfect Valentines to make with your kids above, read Duck and Hippo: The Secret Valentine, and surprise your family and friends with sweet, handmade cards this Valentine’s Day!
Author Jonathan London
Jonathan London is the author of more than one hundred children’s books, including the Froggy series, illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz, which has sold more than fifteen million copies. Jonathan lives in Graton, California. Learn more at www.jonathan-london.net.
Illustrator Andrew Joyner
Andrew Joyner is an Australian illustrator and author whose work has been published in more than twenty-five countries. He has created the artwork for many picture books, and he is author and illustrator of a chapter book series about a warthog named Boris. Andrew lives in South Australia. Learn more at www.andrewjoyner.com.au.