Valentine’s Day is a great time to slow down and connect with your family. You don’t need to eat at a nice restaurant and buy expensive gifts to show your love to your family. There are several inexpensive activities you can do at home to show your loved ones that you care. Below is a list of things you can do at home:)
1) Hearts on the Door: During Valentine’s Day week, write a special message on paper hearts and tape them to your child’s door each morning. You can write encouraging words or reasons why you love them. You can even do this with your spouse:)
2) Candlelight Meal: Make your kids their favorite meal or you can buy heart shape pizzas at your local grocery store. Light a candle while you eat together as a family. If real candles aren’t an option, you can use LED candles instead.
3) Act of Kindness Calendar: As a family, make a list of acts of kindness for the month of February. These acts of kindness can be simple and inexpensive. Explain why it’s important to be kind to others. You can even read a book about kindness (visit your local library). Ex: Share a toy with sibling, make neighbor a card, take a snack to a friend, help mom/dad cook/clean up kitchen, shovel snow for a neighbor, help a sibling pick up toys, etc.
4) Red and Pink Toy Scavenger Hunt: Gather red and pink toys, clothes, craft supplies and hide them throughout your house. Set a timer and tell your kids to go on a scavenger hunt to find red and pink items. Once they bring you the items, count them together. Set another timer and race to put the items back in their proper place. Have a yummy snack afterwards:)
We hope this gives you some ideas for celebrating Valentine’s Day at home. Have fun!