What’s around the corner and special to everyone’s hearts? Valentine’s Day, of course! Although, one typically gives flowers and chocolates, why not take it to the next level and include your children in the preparations? It’ll surely be more fun to have your little ones gather to make this extra special holiday even more memorable.
Five Valentine’s Day Ideas for Kids:
1. Decorate Your Home
As Valentine’s Day draws near, you can find everything from front heart-shaped balloons to glittery snow globes. Although, there’s no shortage of store-bought Valentine’s Day décor, wouldn’t it be nice to make your decorations for a change? Learn how to make a paper heart mobile craft or a paper heart wreath.
Our favorite? Heart garlands. They are easy to assemble. Cut out colorful hearts from craft paper and glue them across a string. Once completed, you can hang them around your home.
2. Create a Chocolate Bouquet
What makes a chocolate bouquet delightful? It combines the best of both worlds: flowers and chocolates. This DIY project requires a flower pot, foam, and flowers. Assemble the flowers into the foam and then place them in the pot. Accessorize it with a beautiful lace or faux gemstones.
Next, paint wooden BBQ skewers green to resemble flower stems. Bring out your family’s collection of favorite chocolates. Use the double-sided tape to stick them onto the flower stems. Lastly, place them one by one into the foam. Your Valentine’s Day bouquet is ready! Surely, the whole family will enjoy being given their favorite sweets.
3. Write a Love Note
Nothing can sound more beautiful than hearing the words “I love you” from your little ones. It sounds like music to your ears but this year; have them write down their confession.
Years down the road, you will fondly look upon their love notes. Have your children write down what they like the most about each family member on a construction paper heart. It’ll be fun to discover how much they adore you.
4. Give a Gift This Valentine’s Day
Why should gift-giving stop at birthdays? Valentine’s Day too happens once a year. Parents should use this opportunity to surprise their children with something that will delight their hearts. There is something special out there for everyone. Be it a toddler or a tween, find out what present will put a smile on your child’s face.
5. Watch a Valentine’s Day Movie Together
Wrap the evening up by looking at a classic Valentine’s Day movie together. Here’s a list of our top favorite romantic movies that you can watch as a family.
- Lady and the Tramp
- A Charlie Brown Valentine
- The Princess Bride
- Beauty & the Beast
- Gnomeo & Juliet
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Author - Subaas Baig
Subaas Baig has great interest in Global Studies with an MBA in Marketing. Her passions also include DIY Projects, Digital Design and Travel.