Saint Valentine’s Day Countdown Craft

Last year, I came out with this fun countdown chain for kids. It’s free and printable. There are 14 scripture verses that are all about love- one on each strip of paper. You make it into a chain, and each day in February tear one off and read it until St. Valentine’s feast day on February 14!

valentine countdown chain

This just prints in black- you feed red and pink paper through your printer if desired. That’s right, I am even looking out for your ink cartridges. 😉 Last year this download was free only for subscribers, but this year it’s free for everyone! Here’s the link!

Printable Valentine Countdown Calendar for Kids

My kids loved this last year- we’re definitely doing it again this year! Read this post about how to use and assemble this craft.

If you like this, it would be really great  if you would help me spread the word before February 1st. If you would like to share this link on facebook or pinterest, I would really appreciate it! Check the little icons at the bottom of the post to help you do that more easily. 🙂

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  1. Thank you Lacy! My children will love this.

  2. Hi, Lacy,

    I was wondering what translation these verses are from. NAB? I think it would be neat for my Religious Ed. to make these, and I’d like for them to look up the verses as we go.


  3. HI!! I would love to use this with my Kindergarten class. I’m trying to open it but I’m having difficulty getting it to open. Any suggestions?? Thanks so much!!!

    • So’s working now!!! Must have been my computer!! Thank you so much for your wonderful ideas!!!!!!


  4. I just have to thank you so very much for this craft & all of your other super amazing ideas you share with us! In the midst of my chaotic life with little ones I would not be doing such fun, Catholic crafts with them if it were not for what you put out there, so creative, meaningful, & ready to make. THANK YOU, AND GOD BLESS YOU & YOURS!

  5. Also I have to add that I appreciate so much that they are free as we currently are on a super limited budget! We don’t have colored paper to print this Valentine craft on, but I had some glitter glue on hand, so I printed everything out on white paper, and the kids are having the greatest time making it nice & sparkly after drawing decorations with red & white crayons.

  6. We used your count down craft last year and loved it. It was so easy to put together. Thank you !

  7. Oooh! I love this idea so much! We do a similar thing Advent through Epiphany, and our girls definitely get “link withdrawl” once February rolls around. And it’s a perfect way to point them to the real meaning of St. Valentine’s Day. Thank you!

  8. Jennifer Armstrong says:

    Just want to say, THANK YOU! I’m so glad I found you on Pinterest. God bless!

  9. Thank you! My 5 year old and I just finished this project and it turned out great! He also decided to draw a picture of something he loved on the outside of each heart “to give it more decoration”. I was really proud when he included God and “all the Saints” on his list.

    Thank you so much for your hard work on your website; it is one of our favorites and we mention it to people all of the time. And my kiddos have been walking around and singing the St. Patrick song since last March when we found your site. 🙂

  10. The decoder link sends me to play-doh cookies. What did I do wrong?

  11. I love the John 3:16 Valentine’s Day Craft. That is a wonderful craft that I will use with my 4th Grade Faith Formation Class.
    Thanks so much!

  12. I am so blessed to have found this page with such an abundance of crafts for children. Teaching grade ones for the very first time and loving it! Will be dropping by frequently.

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