My kids love Valentine’s Day. I don’t remember it being a big deal during my childhood, and it didn’t really mean much until I started dating (and then it meant too much), but for some reason it’s really taken off as a holiday for my own kids. Here are a few of my favorite ideas for making it special for them.
Go nuts with that heart-shaped cookie cutter! Heart-shaped pancakes for breakfast, heart-shaped sandwiches for lunch, and heart-shaped mini pizzas for dinner.
Blow up a bunch of red and pink balloons and fill their room with them while they’re sleeping.
Use an erasable marker or shaving cream to draw a big heart on the bathroom mirror.
Leave a Valentine in their lunchbox, along with their favorite treat.
Make chocolate-covered strawberries together for dessert. Here’s my favorite recipe, which involves a pinch of sea salt.
Read a love-themed picture book together. Even if your kids are older, it’s nice to snuggle up with an old favorite on this special day. Our book of choice is Consider Love: It’s Moods and Many Ways by Sandra Boynton, but here’s a whole list of other good ones.
Happy Valentine’s Day! <3