The day of love is on the horizon, and I can't wait! We are actually having our first kid free overnight (a little sad since Lydia is over two)…..but I'm planning some really fun family Valentine's Day Activities for the week before. Looking for simple and fun ways to celebrate with your kiddos?
Try these Family Valentine's Day Activities:
- Fancy Family Dinner and a Movie: Watch Lady and the Tramp, then have a romantic spaghetti meal, meatballs and all!
- Plant something special together (daffodils normally bloom in February) that will blossom each year around Valentine's Day.
- Share the Love: Make Valentine's Day cards for your favorite teachers, neighbors, firemen, mail person……and tell them how much you appreciate what they do for your family!
- Make Heart Shaped Crayons: Use old crayons to create heart shaped crayons perfect for love notes (or love pictures)!
- Chocolate Tasting: Set up your own chocolate tasting (and prep for the sugar high)…..try milk chocolate, white chocolate, dark chocolate, flavored chocolate…..and let everyone vote for their favorite flavor.
- Family Dance (at home): Give every family member 30 minutes to get dressed in their finest, and have a family dance (complete with decorations). Let each kid have a turn picking the music!
- Breakfast in Bed: Let the kids serve their parents in bed (this may just be cereal, but what fun!)
- Valentine's Day Party: Visit a local children's hospital and help to throw a Valentine's Day Party. Bring card making supplies, fun music, and lots of love!
- Love Note Jar: Label a jar for each member of the family. Write things you love about each family member, and place them in the jar. Open them in the days after Valentine's Day for a little love boost. (This can be done with pictures by smaller kids.)
- Tell Your Love Story: From start to finish, with pictures. Tell your kids how you met. If you can, take them to the exact spot. Visit the location of your first date, where you got engaged, where you got married. They'll love it!
What are you doing with your family for Valentine's Day?