To quote Elizabeth Stone, “Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” Wow, that really resonates, doesn’t it? So, if you’re looking for an indoor art activity for you and your little one to do together, we can think of few better than heart coloring pages — and because the mere thought of our relationship with our littles tugs on our heartstrings, we created some free printables you can download for that very purpose.
It goes without saying that these would be a ton of fun on Valentine’s Day. But, because your children are so special to you, these coloring pages honestly make sense any day of the year. They pair perfectly with warm hugs (shout-out to Olaf from Frozen), uncontrollable giggling, candy hearts and, naturally, every shade of red and pink in the crayon box. Once your little artist turns all of these printables into a masterpiece, they can move right along to our coloring pages themed around spring, princesses, puppies, and unicorns.
Free Heart Coloring Pages
1. Arrow Heart
Being a parent sometimes feels like having your heart pierced, right? Sure, sometimes it’s a bad pang. But often, it’s a good pang — the kind that causes happy tears. Which, in full disclosure, you might spill as you watch your little one color this cute page.
2. Love Heart
You already know your heart is figuratively filled with love for your child. Now, they can literally fill in this heart with the word “love” as a nod to your maternal guidance and affection.
3. Petal Heart
As Marcel Proust said, “Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” So, consider your kids master gardeners, and let them cultivate a piece of art to hang on your wall out of this page.
4. Patterned Heart
Give your kiddo some food for thought while they fill in this coloring page: If their heart actually had a pattern, what would it look like? Would it have polka dots? Squiggles? Have them flip the page over and create their own custom heart print on the back.
5. Another Patterned Heart
For this patterned heart, challenge your budding artist! Ask them how many different colors they can incorporate into all of these blank spaces. Offer plenty of words of encouragement as they get creative with color.
6. Heart Balloons
If you want to score serious brownie points, you could buy your little one a bunch of balloons to go along with this coloring page. Don’t stress, though — your little one will love filling these in either way.
7. Flower Heart
Check out that big, bold blossom right in the center of this heart! It’s like a combination of a sunflower and a mandala, which provides a great opportunity to teach your little lovebug about both.
8. Another Flower Heart
This flower heart features a series of concentric circles that seem to form one gigantic bloom. Or numerous smaller blooms, depending on how you look at it. In fact, that’s a cool bonus activity — have your kiddo count how many blossoms they see.
9. Doodle Heart
Is it just us, or does this look like it would make a super-cute stained-glass suncatcher? If you’re particularly crafty, you can probably even figure out how to turn it into one!
10. Envelope Bursting With Hearts
Let’s be real: If you were to fill an envelope with your feelings for your child — or vice versa — this is essentially what it would look like. And isn’t that a precious thing?
Click here to print all of the heart coloring pages at once!