Valentines Day is celebrated every year on February 14th. Not sure how to celebrate with your little sweethearts? We’ve got 10 fun ways to celebrate Valentines Day as a family:

 

  1. Make a memorable meal. Holidays are a great opportunity to create family traditions children will remember for the rest of their lives. Create a special dish that you have every Valentine’s Day.
  2. Create your own Valentine’s Day decorations together. Save the decorations and pull them out each year. You can make heart shaped paper chains to hang around the house, a heart shaped paper plate wreath to hang on the door or simply cut out colourful hearts and tape them around your home or on the windows.
  3. Make some Valentines and spread the love. Load up on pink & red paper, doilies, hearts etc. and make some Valentines to hand out to friends, family and neighbours.
  4. Snuggle up for a family movie night. Check out this list of 8 Valentine’s Day movies for families, grab some blankets, pillows, cozy up on the couch and watch a movie.
  5. Have a Valentines Day photo shoot. Dress up, use props and the decorations you made and have a family photo shoot.
  6. Bake a special Valentine’s treat. Get out your aprons and whip up a special Valentine’s treat for the family to enjoy after dinner.
  7. A special family game night. Play some Valentine’s Day themed games and activities together. Here are some great Valentine’s games for kids.
  8. Say “I Love You”. Go around the table and have everyone share 1 reason they love each member of the family.
  9. Go on a Family Valentine’s Day date. Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be all about romance. Use this time for the entire family to get dressed up and try a new restaurant.
  10. Valentine’s Day reading. Choose a few Valentine’s Day books to read together at bedtime:
  • The Day it Rained Hearts by Felicia Bond
  • Happy Valentine’s Day, Curious George by N. DeAngelo
  • Ruby Valentine and the Sweet Surprise by Laurie Friedman
  • Snowy Valentine by David Peterson
  • The Berenstain Bears Valentines Party by Jan & Mike Berenstain
  • I Love you Snugglesaurus! by Sandra Magsamen

Happy Valentine’s Day!