Family Friendly Valentine’s Day Activities
Posted on Monday, February 9th, 2015 at 7:00 am
Valentine’s Day is typically seen as a day for couples. It can also be a day for family fun! Spend time with your children and show them how much you love them. Try some of these family friendly Valentine’s Day activities.
Family-Friendly Valentine’s Day Activities
Make Handmade Valentines
Time to get out the craft supplies and make handmade valentines for everyone in the family! Start with red, white, and pink construction paper. A heart shaped cookie cutter can be used as a stencil. Let your kids use crayons and draw whatever they imagine would look great on a valentine.
Families that are especially crafty can use some glue sticks to attach lace paper doilies to the valentines. Other fun options include pieces of ribbon, tissue paper (the kind you wrap gifts with), and Valentine’s Day stickers.
Not feeling very crafty? You can print out some free Valentine’s Day coloring sheets from Crayola.com. Give the finished valentines to each other or mail them to relatives who live far away.
Make Valentine’s Day Cookies
Pillsbury makes some pre-made frozen cookie dough that is already decorated with hearts. Follow the directions on the package and make some fun Valentine’s Day cookies for dessert.
Or, if you prefer, you can whip up a batch of sugar cookies using your favorite recipe. Help your kids to measure out the correct amount of each ingredient. Take turns mixing. When the cookies are done baking, and have cooled, it is time to decorate them with frosting. Use some red food coloring to turn white frosting a nice pink color.
Watch Valentine’s Day Movies
There are several kid-friendly movies that families can watch together on Valentine’s Day. Disney’s Lady and the Tramp, with the famous shared spaghetti scene, might be a good one to start with. Or, you could go with the the classic Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown which was made in 1975. There might also be Valentine’s Day movies that include your kid’s favorite characters.
Give Your Pets some Extra Love
Pets are part of the family, too! Give your dog some extra love on Valentine’s Day by taking him for a nice long walk. If the weather is too cold, you could try playing fetch in the house with a small ball or dog toy. Get out the cat toys and encourage your cat to chase them. Pets that enjoy being brushed will happily let you do that for them.