Printable Valentine coloring pages provide hours of online and at-home fun for kids during the holiday season. Valentine's Day is named in honor of Saint Valentine. Today it is marked by the exchange of valentine cards, flowers, candy and other gifts. Modern Valentine symbols include hearts, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. In some North American elementary schools, children decorate classrooms, exchange cards, and eat sweets. The greeting cards of these students often mention what they appreciate about each other.
Valentine printables are fun, but they also help children develop many important skills. These skills, eye-hand coordination, color concepts, picture comprehension, form the foundation for early learning success. Children who color generally acquire and use knowledge more efficiently and effectively.