Kids love getting into the Valentine’s Day spirit! With Valentine’s Day centered around love and friendship, we can’t help but have warm, fuzzy feelings about this special day; parents and children alike. Start making family traditions with these 6 ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your kids.
(1) “I Donut Know What I’d Do Without You” – Start Your Day with a Donut
Start the special day with a sweet treat! Many donut shops offer unique Valentine’s donuts in the shape of hearts. While you’re there, add a coffee to your order! Coffee and donuts bee-long together!
(2) “Love your library”- Check out a Valentine’s book
Next, head to your local library and check out a Valentine’s book. Below are some of our favorite Valentine’s Day books, which are filled with heartwarming stories of friendship and fun.
- Ages 4 and up
- Join Little Blue Truck as he delivers Valentine’s Day cards to all his farm animal friends.
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Rose
- Ages 3-5
- That lovely old lady has returned just in time for Valentine’s Day. Now she’s swallowing items to make an extraordinary gift for her valentine!
Happy Valentine’s Day, Curious George
- Ages 4-7
- Just how much mischief can a curious little monkey get into when balloons, frosting, and glitter are involved?
- Ages 4-8
- One day it rains hearts, and Cornelia Augusta catches them. She realizes that the hearts are perfect for making valentines. Each heart is special in its own way, and Cornelia Augusta knows exactly who to send them to: her animal friends.
Roses are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink
- Ages 4-8
- Gilbert is all set to write fifteen friendly valentine cards to his classmates. But how can he write a nice poem for the boy who tweaked his nose, or the girl who made fun of his glasses? Instead, Gilbert writes two not-so-nice valentines…and signs the wrong name on both! When his classmates read his poems, their feelings are hurt, and Gilbert’s prank quickly turns into pandemonium. But with the help of a friend and an honest apology, there’s always time for a change of heart on Valentine’s Day.
(3) “Thumb Body Loves You”- Get crafty
Continue the day with a craft at home!
- Make a unique Valentine’s Day card to send to family near and far from your little one! This easy craft only requires an ink pad (or paint) and cardstock. Make it extra fun by adding scrapbook letter stickers!
- A great craft for a school-aged child! Children can add color and patterns to make their love birds stand out from the flock.
- We love nature!! And the animals that live within it. Show the outdoors some love and make a Valentine’s Day Bird Feeder!
Pipe Cleaner Heart Print Making
- Need a last-minute craft that doesn’t take much time? Make heart prints with this piper cleaner craft. All you need is three easy supplies: pipe cleaners, paint, and cardstock.
(4) “The Best Way to Spread Valentine’s Cheer is By Loving Those Far and Near!” – Give a Gift
Do you have a relative or neighbor that might not have someone to celebrate Valentine’s with this year? Make their day by delivering them a bouquet of flowers or hand make a card! Or brighten someone’s day by smiling at them!
(5) “You Took A Pizza My Heart” – Make a Valentine’s Pizza or Order One
For dinner, make a Valentine’s Day pizza as a family!
- Ingredients for your heart-shaped pizza
- 1 can of pizza crust
- 1 can of pizza sauce
- 3/4 cup of shredded cheese
- Additional Toppings: add hamburger, pepperoni, or canadian bacon. Or make it all veggie!!
- Heart-Shaped Valentine’s Pizza Directions
Short on time? Visit your local Papa Murphy’s and get a Valentine’s Day take-and-bake pizza. Choose between cheese or pepperoni. Order yours online today between 2/1 and 2/14 at: bit.ly/3DDu77f — Prices vary by location.
(6) “Cozy up!” – End the Night with a Movie
Grab your favorite blanket and cozy up on the couch with one of these classics! Inspired by love, these movies are the perfect way to end a Valentine’s Day!
- Beauty and the Beast
- Lady and the Tramp
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