Valentine's Day Activities
Some Valentine's Day activities for those feeling a little crafty.
Matt has never been a fan of Valentine’s Day. He refuses to hand over $10 for a card when he believes people should tell each other they love them every single day. So in our house a Valentine’s Day card is never purchased. We don’t buy flashy gifts and at the most we share some chocolates or a nice meal. Valentine’s Day as an event isn’t going anywhere and now that the kids ask about it we are trying to have some fun with it. So here are a few ideas on how we can celebrate with some Valentine’s Day activities without spending big.
Valentine's Day Activities:
Valentine’s day card:
We love a home-made card. I have kept all the cards that Matt has helped the kids make over the years, and I know Matt is the same. Now that Freddy has learnt to write they are even more special. So, this year we are setting up a craft table so that we can make cards for each other.
When it comes to making your card, you can go as simple or as fancy as you like. There are plenty of colouring in printables such as these available online. Or you can go big with all the coloured cardboard, paper, stickers, glitter and sparkles you can find. The best part is it keeps little ones entertained and is a whole lot of fun to make.
Valentine’s day baking:
Full confession, one year I made Matt a whole tray of 24 love heart gingerbread biscuits and hand decorated each one differently with little messages.. think the famous candy ‘Be Mine’ etc. This year we are going to give it another go but I’m going to let the boys do the decorating. I have lots of red edible decorations left from our Christmas Baking. Now I just have to decide between gingerbread or butter cookies. Another fun idea could be to do jam drops and make the jam part into a little heart <3
Valentine’s day activities playdough:
Today I found the play dough kit from last year. It is still full of rocks and diggers and insects from doing an in the garden little world play with them. But I think it’s time for the play dough kit to get a Valentine’s Day update. Already I’m thinking I’ll dig out the glass beads, faux flowers and pom poms for this kit. Wish me luck! I’ll let you know what the boys think.