Wednesday, February 2, 2022

8 Things to do with your kids on Valentine's Day

8 Things to do with your kids on Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is a day of love ❤ and what better way to celebrate it with your kids and showering them with love , love and loads of love. 

I've planned so much with my toddler and he really enjoys all the love and attention. There's love in the air and something magical about this month since it's the birthday month of my mother, sister and son. Three special people's birthday along with Valentine's Day. So much love and happiness to celebrate. 

Valentine's Day Dance party - Play your favorite love songs and enjoy a dance party together. This way I get to play my favorite Bryan Adams and enjoy these moments with my toddler. He can't dance but enjoys jumping and clapping. This is developing their gross motor skills. 

Decorate the house with paper hearts and heart shaped balloons - Blow up some balloons and get your kids to make hearts with coloured paper, decorate the house and make your kids feel special. We have made loads of hearts ❤💞 and stuck them on the doors with double sided tapes. 

Make a meal with hearts - Cook something together, make it feel special. I cut toast in heart shapes and he was so happy with his decorated place. Use your imagination and cook a meal for family members too. 

For older children introduce them to a special candlelight dinner with the family. Let them help in arranging the table, bring out your special dishes that you rarely use and enjoy your meal with lit candles at night. 

Post some post it's and surprise your kids with love notes. Kids love little surprises and I posted heart shaped post it's with little hearts saying LOVE YOU ❤ he enjoyed finding these post it's and every post it that he finds he shows it to me and gives me a broad smile . This smile is priceless and sometimes things that are really small makes our kids so happy. 
Watch a love movie together - make it special with a movie that's age appropriate at home. Darken the room, make popcorn🍿 get cozy and watch a movie at home. Make it feel like a cinema hall. 
These are our favourites that we are watching every afternoon. 
Alladin, Frozen,  Dumbo, Ice Age,  Tangled.

Find ways to hide love notes for your child throughout the day by placing notes on your child’s homework, lunch plate, or anything else you know they will see during the day.  Feel free to hide them around the house or you can also send your child on a scavenger hunt to find the hidden hearts. I put these hearts on the couch, under his pillow, near his glass of water and the smile I see when he finds them is absolutely priceless.

Rose bubble bath 
Set up a warm bubble bath with roses- He enjoyed being pampered so much and started plucking the rose petals. This is a good sensory play and plucking the petals also helps improve the pincer grip. 

Make Valentine's Day cards - Creativity at ots best with card making. I cut out some hearts and gave a few blank cards. He used his imagination to stick hearts, color and put stickers. Let them direct their thoughts in the cards the make. I avoid showing him what to do since this breaks the imagination from flowing. I give him the material and let him decide what he needs to do. 
Remember... Only Children believe they are capable of everything.... And this is so true. 

Keep it simple, keep it filled with love ❤ have a fun filled Valentine's week and Valentine's Day. Love lasts forever.

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