Valentine’s Day is a fun time of year to appreciate and spend time with loved ones whether you celebrate the holiday or not. Although this year might look a little different, there’s no reason you can’t get creative at home with your family! Rather than going out to eat or participating in other traditional activities, we recommend these 5 family friendly ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day at home.
Valentine’s Day with Family
We know how important family time is, which is why we think all of your loved ones should be celebrated on Valentine’s Day (not just your significant other)! This year, most families are bound to be home together for the holiday. By taking time to prepare and enjoy family friendly activities for the day or evening, you can have a unique and exciting time just enjoying each other’s company.
5 Family Friendly Valentine’s Activities
Arts & Crafts
Get crafty with homemade Valentines and exchange with one another! There are so many ways to make fun Valentines with construction paper, coloring utensils, stickers, stamps, glitter, and more! If your kids are elementary school age, recreate their favorite parts of a Valentine’s Day celebration with their classmates by making a whole set of homemade Valentine’s for their friends.
Cooking with the Kids
Whip up some homemade Valentine’s Day treats for the special occasion. Grab some red and pink fruits like strawberries, raspberries, and watermelon for these adorable and super simple Valentine’s Fruit Wands by A Few Shortcuts. After all, doesn’t fresh fruit just taste better when it’s cut into hearts and stationed on a skewer?! Make dinner a family friendly activity and let them help you cook a healthy dinner after you Prep and Rally for the week.
Kid-friendly science experiments are a great way to have fun and even squeeze in a little bit of extra education. Try the classic milk and dish soap demonstration with red food coloring, or get experimental with candy hearts (conversation hearts) and place a couple in several different jars with different liquids, like vinegar, soda, water, and juice to see what happens! Ask them to make predictions and deduce a scientific conclusion for a learning opportunity. Alternatively, we’re pretty sure the whole family will get a kick out of these Fizzy Baking Soda Hearts by Sugar Spice and Glitter.
Movie & Snacks
Remember those homemade fruity Valentine’s Day treats? Make another extra special goodie and enjoy the snacks as a family in front of a movie. Since it’s a special day occasion, go for a Valentine’s-themed sweet treat, like a simple snack mix with red M&Ms and white chocolate covered pretzels. Family friendly movies like Beauty and the Beast, Lady and the Tramp, and Tangled are a few good go-to classics. Homemade popcorn is always a great addition, too!
Valentine’s Scavenger Hunt
Create a scavenger hunt for Valentine’s Day at home this year for an entertaining and involved family friendly activity. Think of all the red, pink, love-focused items in your home and write clues or list each one. Then, send the kids to find those pink t-shirts, teddy bears, flowers, chocolates, red fruits, etc. When they’ve found it all, reward them with a small gift, like a stuffed animal or even something homemade.
Make Valentine’s Day At Home Fun!
It’s easy to have fun for Valentine’s Day at home with the family. Many of these ideas can be prepared ahead of time so you can relax on the special day with your loved ones. It’s important to show how much we care about one another, right?! After all, spending quality time together is the one of the best ways to do it. Try a couple of these family friendly activities or get creative! Get outside, bake, play games, and more. The options are limitless!