It’s that time of the year again, Valentine’s Day! Honestly, I really didn’t care for this day when I was a kid in middle school and high school because I never got to walk around school with bouquets of flowers, love letters or huge teddy bears. I really wished I would have looked at this holiday from a different perspective. I’m trying to empower my boys now while they are young to realize that Valentine’s day is a day to celebrate our loved ones: family, friends and God’s love for us.
I’m not sure if they will remember all that when they are 14 and they don’t have a sweet heart and all their friends do but at least I tried.
Anyways, those of you who have been following our 30 Days of Play Challenge here are some fun Valentine’s day crafts and activities for your kids to enjoy. If you’re not familiar with what I am talking about here’s a quick recap but you can get all the info here and why I was inspired to start this. You will also find a free printable so you can keep all your activities in one place on your fridge.
As I mentioned before you can choose to do 30 days of play however you want. I’m all about tweaking things so they work for you and your family so mix up the activities however, you wish and doing them once or five times a week. I’m doing two days a week. What are you going to do? I will start off our challenge with a Mom Mantra, Mom Tip and then our activities.
Don’t forget to use the hashtag #30DaysofPlay and share about your time together on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter or whatever other favorite social media you use. Play is contagious so let others know and inspire them to do the same by sharing this post, so they can join along in the play! You can also join our FREE Carpe Diem- Family Style Facebook Group - where you will find more encouragement and ideas because they grow up and are gone in the blink of an eye—so let’s be intentional about making each day count by seizing the moments with our children no matter what age they are and what phase of life they are in.
30 Days of Play Challenge – Days 6-10 (For the activities from Day 1-5 go here.)
Mom Mantra: I have enough. I do enough. I am enough.
Mom Tip: Set the timer for 20 minutes and enjoy one of the activities below at least twice this week!
Day 6 – Sparkly Heart Button Covers via Crafty Journal
These are so easy and adorable to make!
This craft can easily be tweaked for any age from toddlers- to older children. This fun Heart Collage idea is from Crayon Box Chronicles.
Day 7 - This adorable Valentine’s Day Headband is another easy and cute craft via The Chirping Moms
Valentine’s Day Cards you can make with the kids! You can find the free printable at Crystal and Comp
Day 8 - Cooking with our kids can be a fun bonding experience if we get over the fact that it has to be done a certain way. These are adorable and the kids make their hearts using their thumbprint. Get the recipe over at Look What Mom Found
Day 9 – Here are 7 Valentine’s Day Paper Bag Projects for children of all ages. You can get the details here.
We had fun making these yummy Conversation Hearts! Get the details here. This cooking with kids activity is also for kids of all ages. My toddler and 9 year old helped me make these.
Day 10- Your kids will be begging to take a bath with this bath fun. Get the details here.
Sewn Heart Craft is cute and easy! You can find the details here.
And we did this Heart Attacked Idea for the first time last year and absolutely loved it even though it wasn’t passed on! We may just do it with friends this year because we did it with teachers who didn’t pass the love on last year. We’ll see how that all pans out but get the details and You’ve Been Heart Attacked Kit for free here.
If you need more ideas than what I featured above, check out our Mom’s Library Link Party below for all that these fabulous moms share with us every week! Before I get to the link party here’s a fun giveaway! This giveaway is for a one year (12 month) Platinum Subscription to Twinkl. For those of you unfamiliar with Twinkl, I’d like to invite you over to Crystal’s Tiny Treasures to hear her review and experiences.