Print the free dove and heart tracers to make this white dove Valentines Day craft.
Some of your students may ask you what a dove has to do with a Valentines Day craft. A dove is considered a symbol of hope and peace and of romantic love. In the Bible, a dove with an olive branch in its beak, was a symbol of hope.
During the Middle Ages, people believed that doves found their mates on Valentine’s Day, thus the dove became a symbol of love. While birds of prey would attack other birds, the dove was a bird of peace, eating seeds and easily trained.
Valentine’s Day Dove Materials
- light weight white card
- red construction paper
- red ribbon
- single hole punch
- glue or tape
- trace the dove on lightweight card
- cut out the dove
- use a single hole punch to make a hole in the wing (they will need help)
- trace and cut out small heart and glue or tape to the back of the beak (or use a heart punch)
- trace and cut out the large heart and glue it to the side of the dove
- thread a red ribbon through the hole
Easy Classroom Valentine’s Day Craft Mobile
Use the above craft to decorate your classroom for Valentines Day.
- Each student make a Valentine’s dove
- Tie 3 to a coat hanger
- Use your finished mobiles to decorate for Valentine’s Day.
- Untie the doves and send them home, closer to February 14th.
Writing Dove Stories
Use the same dove and heart tracers for students to make pictures and write stories about their doves.