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Happy Valentine’s Day!  Here are some Valentine’s Day Activities!     You can start with some fun fizzy valentine science experiments and then move on to baking some easy & delicious Valentine Pretzel Buttons, but no matter what you decide to do… do it with love & a smile on your face.

  • Create a custom coupon booklet

A heartwarming thoughtful gift is the best type of gift to not only give but also receive.  And there is nothing better than a custom handmade coupon booklet.

It’s perfect for kids to give to parents, parents to give to kids and Mom and Dads to give to each other.  Coupons from kids can include age-appropriate chores, such as ‘cleaning room’, ‘help with laundry’, ‘help empty the dishwasher’ to coupons from parents ranging from ‘one on one time’ without siblings, and ‘pick dinner for the night‘ to ‘child get to be personal trainer for 1 hour’.

  • Have a heart-healthy dinner at home

Eating has become a huge focus of celebrations and Valentine’s Day is no exception.  But instead of eating out at a restaurant, make a heart-healthy meal at home.  Come up with a theme for dinner and plan from there…maybe plan for a red food dinner in honor of Valentine’s Day.  Here is a yummy heart-healthy recipe that would be a perfect choice for the whole family to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

  • Make Valentine Pretzel Buttons

These Valentine Pretzel Buttons only take three ingredients.  They are simple, festive & you won’t be able to stop eating them once you start! yum!
A bowl of camdy on a plate, with Pretzel and Valentine\'s Day treats.

  • Plan a family day outside

Taking time for the whole family can be a challenge but planning an outside family activity for Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to make plans.  Go on a hike or go ice skating.  Get creative and think outside the box.  The key is to get the whole family moving.  Why not take the whole family out for laser tag!  It’s fun, it’s exercise and the kids will have a blast!

I love any activity that gets kids moving.  Dancing is the best kind of exercise.  Spend the night having a dance party (Here is a list of fun kid dance party songs).  Maybe you have a Wii and can follow along to a Just Dance game or simply put some music on the radio (or phone) and dance the night away.  Don’t forget to play some oldies but goodies…your kids will love it!

  • Have a family talent show

Family time and laughter is the best combination.  And what better way to have that combination than a family talent show.  The acts could be love song serenades or magic tricks with Conversation Hearts candies instead of coins. A comedy act can even show loved ones you care as long as the ribbing is playful:)

  • Make a breakfast surprise

Start your Valentine’s Day off right with a special breakfast. Shape into hearts everything that you possibly can, like pancakes and toast. Keep the color scheme red and pink with lots of berries. And you would be surprised at how much more fun milk is to drink when it’s pink.

This is one of my favorites! Now, this takes a bit of planning but is a really fun activity for the whole family.  Create a scavenger house around your house or entire yard if weather permits. Create the clues so the answers are compliments to each family member.
One could be “Mom’s favorite color is ____!  Your next clue is near a chair in that shade.

  • Skype or Facetime with long-distance family members

It’s hard to be away from family and loved ones.  Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to tell those far away from how much you love them.  So get in front of the computer and Skype or Facetime and spend a few minutes with those you love that don’t live so near.

  • Play Valentine Vs. Valentine 

Play a game with your spouse or your kids!  How well do you know each other?   Print this page (print out at least one per person), fill it out about ONE person (everyone answers the questions about the same person) and see how well they know that person. 😉
valentine game

Hi there!

I’m Becky, a former elementary school teacher turned certified child development therapist and blogger. I work at home with my husband and together we are raising (and partially homeschooling) our four children in the Carolinas. I love diet coke, ice cream, and spending time with my family.

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