Trilingual Friendship Heart Wands in English, Chinese, Korean

Trilingual friendship wands | Valentine's Day Heart Wands in Chinese, English, Korean

Inspired by my kids’ love of sticks and magic wands, we’ve been making friendship heart wands in English, Chinese, and Korean, my family’s three languages! Initially, I created a printable hear wand template for Valentine’s Day. According to my children and their friends, the heart wands are also super fun for pretend play, birthday gifts, or any special occasion.

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DIY friendship heart wands / Valentine heart wands made by kids

So many parents and teachers have shared that their children and students have had fun with our printable heart wand template. From Valentine’s day, to pretend play, to birthday party favors, to random gifts, heart wands can be fun for many occasions! Here are just examples of heart wands that my children have made over the years.

Rainbow friendship wands with satin ribbons

Free printable heart wand valentines in Chinese, English, Korean; Valentine's Day craft for kids

Pastel “I love you” heart wands with gold strings

Free printable heart wand valentines in Chinese, English, Korean; Valentine's Day craft for kids with "I love you" message

Pastel heart wands for friends with shimmery bows

DIY pastel heart wands in Chinese, English, Korean

Red Valentine’s Day heart wands with satin ribbons

easy valentine's day heart craft for toddlers and gifts

Celebrate friendship and Valentine’s Day in 3 languages!

To encourage their minority languages, Chinese and Korean, we try to celebrate the same holidays they enjoy with their friends in English.

If your family is learning any of the same languages, I hope these heart wand templates can make language fun in your home. Even if you speak other languages, I hope it inspires you to include that special language in the heart wand creations.

How to make rainbow friendship wands for kids

Important Valentine’s Day vocabulary in English, Chinese, and Korean

Since I’m learning Chinese and Korean with my children, I like taking notes on new words and phrases related to our activities. If you’re wondering what words are included in the printable valentines, I’ll share the list below in addition to translations in English.

Each language version has six different options. For the Korean version, I used a few different words so that they would fit on the small hearts.

Chinese and English heart wand valentines

The Chinese versions have both simplified and traditional options in KaiTi font. The English messages feature the Montessori D’nealian font.

I’ve included Hanyu Pinyin phonetic support as a reference in this post. However, I did not include it in the printables because Pinyin would change the aesthetics and distract from learning Chinese characters.

  1. 爱你 / 愛你 (Ài nǐ / Love you)
  2. 抱抱 (Bào bào / Hugs)
  3. 可爱 / 可愛 (Kě’ài / Cute)
  4. 朋友 (Péngyǒu / Friend)
  5. 甜蜜 (Tiánmì / Sweet)
  6. 真好 (Zhēn hǎo / Kind)

Korean heart wand valentines

Here are the English definitions of the Korean phrases on these heart wants!

  1. 사랑해 (Salanghae / I love you)
  2. 뽀뽀 (Ppoppo / Kiss kiss)
  3. 귀여운 (Gwiyeoun / Cute)
  4. 친구 (Chingu / Friend)
  5. 최고야 (Choegoya / You’re the best!)
  6. 친절한 (Chinjeolhan / Kind)
how to make friendship heart wands with heart wand template for toddlers and kids

What you need to make a friendship wand / Valentine’s Day heart wand

  1. Printable heart templates*
  2. Card stock paper (e.g., white, pastel, or red are recommended)
  3. Satin ribbon
  4. Tree branch, craft stick, or bamboo dowel rod
  5. Scissors
  6. Tape
  7. Optional: Large heart punch

*Option: To personalize these wands for the family, you can use our Chinese Family Members Heart Printables!

How to make heart wands for Valentine's Day or birthday gift

How to make a friendship wand / Valentine’s Day heart wand

  1. *Cut out hearts.
  2. Tape stick to the back of hearts.
  3. Tie ribbon.
  4. Give to a friend with a smile and play with the wand!

*Note: You can also use this large heart punch and write the desired message on the hearts. A heart punch would be much faster than cutting individual hearts by hand.

What if you have a large class and lack time to prepare so many valentines? You can skip the sticks and ribbons and write a message on the back of the hearts.

DIY Cardboard Valentine's Day Card Shop

Friendship heart wands in our DIY cardboard gift shop!

My kids had so much fun pretending to sell heart wands at our DIY Cardboard Valentine’s Day Card Shop (click here to read more)!

Korean Valentine's Day heart wants for children and friends in a container

Did your kids use the heart wand template for their friendship wands?

If you try this activity, please let us know in the comments below! What age(s) are your kid(s), and how did it go? We’d love to hear about your learning experience!

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