Celebrate Love with Your Kids — It’s the LOVING thing to do!
Valentine’s Day provides a great reason for SHOWING YOUR LOVE! Lead the way at home by getting into it in the next couple of days. Here’s what you can do … and your kids will LOVE your for it!
Start a Tradition
This can be as simple as having breakfast together and serving heart-shaped pancakes on Valentine’s Day morning. You can also decorate your kitchen table with Valentine’s for everyone in your family after they’ve all gone to bed the night before. Give everyone a special treat!
Decorate and Let the Kids Help
Your local dollar store has cheap balloons and streamers — get some and decorate with the kids. Use red and pink ribbons, and flowers … Use pink, red, and white construction paper to make paper chains and hang them from the ceiling. Display Valentine books around your family room.
Add Love in the Kitchen
Valentine’s Day makes a great excuse to indulge in some delicious treats, and cooking and baking.Make some heart-shaped sugar cookies and decorate them with pink frosting and sprinkles. If you prefer chocolate, try making chocolate-covered strawberries or easy homemade truffles. Don’t forget the cupcakes!
If you enjoy making crafts, you don’t have to stop with handmade cards. For young children, download printable coloring pages online.
Learn About Love
Holidays provide teachable moments. Explore the legend of St. Valentine and the history of Valentine’s Day by reading books from your local library or bookstore. Take the opportunity to encourage reading by choosing a few of the many great Valentine’s Day books available and reading them with your kids.