Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love, and that includes the little ones in our lives. Here are some sweet ideas to make Valentine’s Day special for your children.
Carve out time to do something they love doing this Valentine’s Day. It may be the dreaded dress up request, the annoying board game or making sticky slime together. There is no better way to show how much you care than to let them call the shots, for a change.
Pack a special lunch, or surprise them with a valentine in their lunch box. Use cookie cutters to make their favorite sandwich heart shaped. Last year, I packed my daughters’ Valentine’s Day lunch in a heart shaped chocolate box. Check out the post here.
Help your children decorate their mailbox for Valentine’s Day at school.
Most schools ask kids to bring in a box or bag to hold their valentines from their classmates. Head to Michael’s or Target and pick up some supplies so you are ready to help. Get out the stickers, glitter glue and the crayons and get crafty together. This is a terrific project to do when it’s too cold to play outside.
Involve your child in planning a special meal for the family. Have them help plan the menu, set a festive table and make valentines for each family member. Bake a special dessert and let them help you in the kitchen. My sweetheart brownies are the perfect thing to bake with your child this Valentine’s Day.
Let your child(ren) decorate the house, put up some window clings, etc. After the Christmas decorations come down, everything feels so flat. Valentine’s Day is the next holiday to follow, so we like to make it exciting.
Pick up some fresh flowers for your child’s room. Nothing says love like flowers, and the recipients are usually adults.
Children of all ages love receiving mail, so take some time to mail valentines out, in hopes of getting them back. Likely, one of your friends or relatives will reciprocate. You can send a care package to your child also, for a nice surprise. This felt envelope was $3 at Target and will corral all the valentines your child brings home from school. She likes to save hers, and it takes up very little space.
Purchase a special shirt or outfit for your child to wear to for the special day. My daughters’ school has a contest to see which class is the most festive.
Have a sweet Valentine’s Day with the special children in your life. Time is so fleeting and it is important to celebrate the little things that make life exciting for our kids.