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  • Writer's pictureKirsten Smith

Fun and Exciting Valentine's Day Ideas for Kids

Valentine’s Day is the perfect chance to celebrate love and friendship with your kids! Although many of us think of Valentine’s Day as an adult holiday, I think there are some great ways to get your kids involved this February.

As a parent, I'm always on the lookout for creative ways to make this day memorable for my kids. From arts and crafts to cooking up tasty treats, there are so many amazing ways to show children the importance of love and appreciation. In this blog, I'm excited to share some of my own heartwarming Valentine's Day ideas that have brought a lot of joy to my family over the years!

Best Valentine’s Ideas For Kids:

1. Make Handmade Valentine's Cards

Valentine’s cards are a classic way to celebrate with your kids this year. This simple craft doesn’t take too much time to make, and it can really make the people in your kid's life feel special!

In this digital age, there’s something exciting about receiving a handmade card, especially when it's from a child. I suggest gathering plenty of colorful paper, stickers, glitter, and markers. Then let your kids' creativity loose as they make their cards. You can sit down together and make personalized cards for family members, friends, and classmates.

Not only does this activity encourage kids to get artsy, but it also teaches them the importance of showing they care about their loved ones. Personally, I like to make heart-shaped cards with my kids. There are plenty of other ways to create fun and festive Valentine’s Cards. I’ve included this link in case you need more card ideas!

2. Bake and Decorate Yummy Valentine’s Treats

Whipping up a batch of Valentine's Day treats is another great way to spend quality time with your kids. The possibilities are almost endless for this Valentine's idea, so I’ll list a few baked goods I like to make each year.

You can’t really go wrong with a simple heart-shaped cookie. I like to make sugar cookies as they are simple and super tasty. Cupcakes made out of a box are another option. You should also top your cookies and cupcakes with pink frosting, sprinkles, and other edible toppings too!

My one suggestion is to pick out an easy recipe. Then let your kids help out with the measuring of ingredients, mixing, and decorating. They’ll have a blast creating their own Valentine’s desserts and they can even bring in their treats to their class or share them with friends and family!

3. Host a Valentine-Themed Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger hunts are usually reserved for Easter, but why not add another one in 2024? You can plan a Valentine-themed adventure around your home or your backyard. Create a list of clues that lead your kids on their hunt. Each clue they figure out will reveal a small treat or a nice Valentine's message.

This activity not only keeps them engaged but also builds excitement as they uncover each hidden treasure. You can have them invite friends over and if you need help creating your scavenger hunt, click here for printable clues and other ideas for this activity.

4. Have Your Very Own Valentine's Day Craft Party

If cards aren’t enough for your kids, and they still want to create crafts, I suggest setting up a crafting station with all the supplies needed to create Valentine's Day projects. Again, this is an activity with a lot of different options.

Some crafting ideas I have tried with my kids in the past have included paper heart garlands, painted rock love bugs, and yarn hearts. Don’t just keep your kids secluded at home. Invite their friends over for a craft party where they can make things together and bond with the people they care about!

5. Try Out DIY Valentine Friendship Bracelets

You can teach your kids the value of friendship by helping them create DIY friendship bracelets. This cute Valentine's idea is perfect and really embodies the message of this love-filled holiday! Just make sure you have all the supplies you need on hand.

Get plenty of colorful threads, charms, and beads, and guide them through the process of making bracelets they can share with their friends. This craft not only helps with fine motor skills but it also emphasizes the importance of giving and cherishing friendships.

6. Planting Love With Your Kids

Finally, consider gifting your kids small pots, seeds, and soil to plant flowers or other greenery that they like. Choose varieties that bloom in vibrant colors like roses or carnations. If you don’t have a green thumb, buy flowers or plants that are already fully grown and help your kids plant them in your yard or set them up in your home.

Your kids can learn how to nurture their plants and take care of something. This is also a fun way to teach them about patience, care, and the growth of love!

Final Thoughts on Valentine’s Day Ideas For Kids

Valentine's Day isn’t just a holiday or romance and grand romantic gestures. It’s also a great way to teach kids about love, kindness, and the importance of connections. By incorporating the ideas I talked about today into your celebrations, you can create lasting memories that will stay with your kids for years to come.

Whether it's crafting cards, baking sweet treats, or engaging in holiday-themed activities, the joy and warmth of this special day can leave a lasting impact on their hearts. Personally, seeing the excitement in my kids’ eyes as they do Valentine's activities is one of my favorite parts of this holiday.

It’s also a reminder that love comes in many different forms, and sharing it with our kids is one of the greatest joys of being a parent! So, if you have any fun Valentine’s Day ideas that I forgot or memories that you want to share, feel free to leave a comment. I would love to hear from you and see how you celebrate this February!

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