Valentine’s Day is almost here and we’re feeling the spirit of love! Take some time this month to share in the love with your family by trying these fun activities, crafts, and games!
Valentine’s Scavenger Hunt
Give your kids a challenge this Valentine’s Day with a scavenger hunt! To plan this activity, first choose a treat as the hunt’s prize (Valentine’s chocolates are a fan favourite!). Second, write a set of clues and hide them around the house (TIP! The clues should be connected to help your child find the prize. For example, the first clue might lead your child to the living room couch, while the second clue may lead to the bathroom, and the third clue leads to under your child’s pillow, where the child finds the hunt’s prize!). Another option is to download our Valentine’s Scavenger Hunt worksheets!
If you have paper and pens, you have enough for this fun indoor game! Check out Toddler Approved’s tutorial to make your own Hearts Hopscotch!
Candy Dice Game
Satisfy any sweet tooth with this free printable dice game from Cupcake Diaries! Even teens will want in on the action!
Cupid’s Arrow Toss
Paper plates, straws, hot glue, and cardstock are all you need to make this fun game suitable for the whole family! Check out Playground Parkbench to learn how to make it yourself.
Make breakfast extra special with one extra ingredient: red food colouring! Dye your pancake batter and pour it in the shape of hearts to get your family in the Valentine’s Day spirit.
Chocolate Chip Red Velvet Whoopie Pies
If you’ve got a baker in your home, they won’t want to miss this one! With simple ingredients like boxed cake mix and cream cheese, this easy recipe is bound to be a hit.
Add some flair to your kids’ lunch bags with this hack. Simply cut a strawberry in half and remove the leaves with a V-shaped cut to create strawberry hearts!
If you have a heart-shaped cookie cutter lying around, now’s the time to pull it out. Use the cookie cutter to pop out heart-shaped sandwiches for lunches and dinners!
Rainbow Heart Suncatchers
All you need is coloured tissue paper, white glue, scissors, a clear page protector and a foam paint brush to make this craft! Visit Fireflies and Mudpies for a tutorial.
Heart-Shaped String Art
If you have string, a hammer and nails, and a piece of wood available, you can make this creative craft! String art can be done by kids of all ages and is a great activity to practise fine-motor skills! Learn more in this post by Reality Daydream.
Cardboard Lacing Hearts
If your kiddos are learning to lace up shoes or skates, this craft is for them! Using a hole punch, create holes in a heart-shaped piece of cardboard, and let your kids try lacing thick string through each one! Visit Our Kid Things for a guide.
Handprint Flower Bouquet
This fun activity makes a great valentine’s gift and can be completed with supplies from any craft store. Check out this post by Not Toy Gifts to learn how to make your own with your kids!
Watercolour Surprise Heart Paintings
Write your kids a secret Valentine card this year using a white wax crayon on white paper! Then, have your kids paint over the page with watercolours to reveal the message.
Whichever way you decide to celebrate love this season, we at Crossroads wish you a happy Valentine’s day and February! Make sure to visit our Facebook and Instagram accounts to see more Valentine’s content and ideas!