Fun Things To Do With Your Kids On Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day is a special holiday where you can focus on loving and appreciating the people in your life who matter the most. If you're looking to make this year's celebrations memorable, why not try one (or all) of these fun and festive Valentine's Day activities with your kiddos?

A Love-Themed Breakfast
Heart Breakfast

Why not get a great start to the day with a love-themed breakfast that's sure to please? You can have the kids join you in the kitchen and whip up a batch of heart-shaped pancakes with strawberries, raspberries, Hershey's kisses, and whipped cream. You can get even more creative with a little red food dye and make pink scrambled eggs or oatmeal. Wash it down with some strawberry milk or a berry smoothie, and you have the perfect start to your Valentine's Day (or any other day, for that matter!)

Have A Photo Shoot
Valentine's Photo Shoot

Does your daughter have a cute new Valentine's outfit she wants to show off? Maybe you want to capture proof that your son can get dressed up and not have dirt on his clothes for a few minutes. Whatever the reason, you can't beat a fun Valentine's Day photo shoot. You can get creative and have them design their own background or find a picturesque spot in your area. Don't forget to take a few silly pictures as well, with heart-shaped glasses or funny props.

Make A Scavenger Hunt
Valentine's Scavenger Hunt

Kids love scavenger hunts! While it takes a bit of planning, scavenger hunts are a great way to incorporate critical thinking skills and even teamwork. You can place a big prize at the end or small ones along the way and make it as easy or complicated as you'd like, depending on your kid's age. It's even fun to put a few "roadblocks" in the way, like false clues or penalties, for older kids who may find a regular scavenger hunt a little too easy! For a fun, ready-made scavenger hunt check out this one from Etsy!

Play Valentine's Day Candy Games
Valentine's Candy Games

You can make some of your kid's favorite games into ones that are perfect for Valentine's Day with a few simple modifications. Using candy hearts, you can:

  • Have a relay race
    Transport the candy with a spoon in their mouths and see who can finish first, or using a straw, see who can transfer the candies from one plate to another the fastest.
  • Stack ‘em Up
    See how high they can stack them without falling over.
  • Piñata
    Fill a piñata with these and other treats and see who can break it first.

Show your kids how much they are loved this Valentine's Day by taking some extra time to create memories you and your kids will treasure for a lifetime!