Posted on Friday, February 7th, 2014 at 8:00 am
Yes, Valentine’s Day is all about love. And not just the love between you and your spouse! Incorporating your entire family into this holiday’s celebration is a great way to get quality time and bond with your loved ones. To help out we’ve come up with some fun activities everyone will love:
1. Cooking and Baking a Valentine’s Day Feast
One of the ways to show your loved ones how much they mean to you is through food! Not only is baking a caring gesture, but an entire meal can be one too! If you or your children’s cooking skills might not be up to professional standards you need not worry. Parenting.com has some fantastic kid-friendly recipes that parents will enjoy too. Check out their post “Easy Valentine’s Day Recipes for Kids” for more information.
2. Homemade Valentine’s Day Cards
If you like the more traditional route nothing says Valentine’s Day like a homemade card! Sit down with your kids, some construction paper, glue, glitter, markers, and your creativity to create meaningful and unique cards for each other. These cards will not only be special on Valentine Day, but they’ll hold a special place in your heart for the years and scrapbooks to come!
3. Have a Family Picnic
Even if you can’t have a family picnic on Valentine’s Day itself, doing something special (like a picnic) is an activity everyone will love. Pack some delicious sandwiches, drinks, and toys to make an afternoon outing out of your picnic. If you’re feeling extra motivated try planning a Valentine’s Day themed scavenger hunt for your kids. Make a map and clues to lead your children to special treats hidden all over your picnic area or park.