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Fun Valentine’s Day Ideas for Your Little Ones

Valentine’s Day isn’t just for grown-ups! It’s a perfect time to show love to our little ones, too. Let’s celebrate in a way young children will understand with fun, playful activities!

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Valentine’s Day Snack time sweetness:

  • Make heart-shaped sandwiches with cookie cutters. Use peanut butter, cheese, or fun spreads.
  • Decorate cupcakes with frosting, sprinkles, and edible hearts. Let your little budding artists unleash their creativity.
  • Thread fruit loops, cereal, or gummies onto red pipe cleaners for cute “love necklaces.” Eat them up afterward!

    Check out this heart-shaped cookie recipe from Delish.

Valentine's Day fun

Craftastic fun:

  • Paint two handprints together and turn them into heart-shaped cards. Add glitter for extra sparkle.
  • Make friendship bracelets with yarn or pipe cleaners. Let the kids choose their favorite colors for their friends.
  • Decorate paper lunch bags as “love bug” puppets. Draw faces, add googly eyes, and wiggle them around as adorable hand puppets.

Active play:

  • Play “Pin the kiss on the teddy bear” with a big cuddly friend and washable markers.
  • Have a “hug monster” hunt! Hide stuffed animals and let your little ones find them for big squeezes.
  • Dance party time! Put on some upbeat music and let loose with silly moves. Hug, twirl, and laugh together.

Kindness counts on Valentine’s Day (and EVERY day):

  • Bake heart-shaped cookies and deliver them to neighbors or grandparents.
  • Make friendship cards with sweet messages and drawings. Let your child hand them out to their friends at daycare or playgroup.
  • Read books about sharing and kindness. Talk about how love makes everyone feel happy.

Remember, the most important thing is to have fun and show love in a way your little one understands. Keep it simple, playful, and full of laughter.

Bonus tip:¬†Take pictures of your Valentine’s Day adventures. Capture those precious moments and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Happy Valentine’s Day to you and your little ones.

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By: Melissa A. Kay