Families can create fun Valentine’s Day activities for kids that will create lasting memories and enrich family bonds. It can be a fun holiday for children and families and does not just have to be for just couples in love.
Here are some exciting Valentine’s Day activities for kids so parents can create a fun time for their children on this holiday.
Exciting Valentine’s Day Activities for Kids
Gift Giving for Valentine’s Day
Children love secrets.
One exciting Valentine’s Day activity parents can create is by forming a secret friend gift giving system. Every child is assigned a secret friend a week or so before February 14.
Throughout the week children will need to give small gifts or secret acts of service to their secret friend.
On Valentine’s Day the children can reveal themselves as secret friends to each other.
This is a great way to have a fun Valentine’s Day for kids.
Valentine’s Day Cards
On Valentine’s Day, families can also do fun activities for young children like making special Valentine’s Day cards for grandparents and friends.
Parents and children can make cards for one another and leave them in special places around the home or car as well.
A Valentine’s Day “Heart Attack”
Families can come together for a special Valentine’s Day activity by baking heart-shaped sugar cookies.
Whether mixing, rolling, cutting, or frosting, making these yummy delicacies is a classic and fun activity for February 14.
Parents may also find this a great opportunity to teach their children about serving others.
After making several plates of delicious sugar cookies, families can take time together to deliver Valentine’s Day cookies to family, friends, or older adults in the neighborhood.
Another fun way to deliver heart shaped sugar cookies is through a “heart attack”.
Increase the intrigue of cookie deliveries by cutting out dozens of hearts to tape to the door of the cookie recipient.
One of the hearts should say, “You’ve been heart attacked!”
Once the hearts are taped to the door, place the cookies on the porch and ring the doorbell. Then both children and parents should just run off in a flurry of excitement!
Special Dinner for Valentines
Another special Valentine’s Day activity for kids can be a special dinner.
Use pink and red prominently for the dinner – Dye mashed potatoes and dinner rolls with a red food dye. Serve red punch and strawberry ice cream.
Set the table with a red or pink table cloth and use red paper plates.
That’s right! Start the unique tradition of serving a fun, red Valentine’s Day meal. Keep it going for the years to come.
Valentine’s Day is a fun holiday for adults and children alike. Parents can make February 14 fun by helping children to give gifts, send Valentine’s Day cards, make sugar cookies, or enjoy a fun Valentine’s Day dinner. Simple traditions can make this day dedicated to love a fun holiday for the entire family.