With Valentine’s Day swiftly approaching, many parents are looking for things that they can do with their kids to celebrate the day in style. The 10 Valentine activities for kids that follow below are great for kids of all ages and can easily be taken into the school setting as well.
1. Writing a Poem
Poems and Valentine’s Day go hand in hand. What better way for children to share their love for their friend or a family member than writing a special poem for them. Not only does this give them a way to stretch their creativeness, but the poem that they write will be a perfect keepsake.
2. Valentine’s Day Dinner
Give your little ones something to do in the kitchen. Help them to create a special meal or a dessert for someone special. You will enjoy the time you spend with them and they will love getting to cook something.
3. Play a Love Game
Individually, have the members of the family write down some of the reasons that they love the other members of the family. Then take some time to read them aloud anonymously and enjoy feeling the love from your family.
4. Watch a Movie
There are so many movies that are devoted to Valentine’s Day that it will be easy to find one that is perfect for the age of your child. Curling up on the couch and enjoying some popcorn together is also a fun bonus as well.
5. Read a Book
Choosing a special book to read about the special day is also a fun activity for kids to enjoy. Stumped for a title? Check out these 12 Valentine Books Kids Will Love!
6. Valentine Video
Take some time to create a video that your family can enjoy for many years to come. Set up a camera that will allow each family member to send a personal message to the other members of the family telling them why they love them.
7. Valentine’s Day Bath
Kids will get a kick out of taking a bath that has been color coded to match the color of the season. With a little red food coloring, you can quickly turn a boring bath into something that Cupid will enjoy. Not a fan of food coloring agents? Give them some bathtub crayons to color a message with!
8. The Matching Game
If you are having a kid’s party, you can pair them up with a fun game. When they arrive, pin the name of a famous member of a couple (Batman and Robin, Minnie and Mickey Mouse, etc.) to their back. The goal is to find their match by asking the other party members ‘yes’ or ‘no’ questions about their character until they guess who it is.
9. Valentine Fishing Pond
Young kids will love this fun activity and it can be created with some inexpensive kids fishing poles with a magnet attached to the end and some heart shaped fish with magnets glued to their noses. Kids will fish in this makeshift pond and will receive a small prize for the fish that they catch.
10. Valentine Relay
If you are looking for a way to get the kids outdoors or have a large space for some action, this might be the activity for you. Pair up the kids and cut out plenty of large hearts out of construction paper. The kids will race with the heart between their knees to their partner and transfer it without dropping it.
There are lots of fun activities that you can do with your kids on or around Valentine’s Day. Get a little bit creative. You’ll have a ton of fun if you do, and create memories that last a lifetime!