Valentine’s day can easily get boxed into a romantic holiday but it’s so much more then that and I want my little men to have that message grounded in them while they are young. Maybe when they become teens they will choose to ignore it but it will hopefully be embedded in their hearts and minds that it’s a holiday to celebrate our love for each other (parents, siblings, friends, family) and God’s love for us. So here are some activities you can do together to help you celebrate your love for your family! If you still haven’t jumped on board in our 30 Days of Play Challenge don’t worry, this is the perfect month to start it since it’s focused on LOVE and our desire to love our children by connecting with them through the week.
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.
Mom Mantra: This won’t matter tomorrow. (Great reminder for me)
Mom Tip: One thing you’ll never regret is saying sorry to your children.
I will only be sharing 5 since these are versatile for any age with a matter of tweaking.
Day 11 – Love Coupons for the Family
You can find this here with free printable coupons!
Day 12 – Simple Valentine’s Day Pizza Dinner
Make a fun Valentine’s meal at home and if possible make your meal together. One year we made heart shaped pizza with pre-made pizza dough from the store. It was simple and festive. We also did this with a playgroup and had the kids decorate their personal size pre-made pizza dough for their mom and themselves. Once Upon a Cutting Board shares their idea here, she goes all out and makes heart shaped toppings. If you have time to do that, then go for it!
Day 13 Activity – Valentine’s Day Family Keepsake Tradition
This is one of my favorite things I’ve done in the past years with my husband. I give him a children’s Valentine’s day book and write my love and affection for him so when our kids get older…. Find out more about it here.
Day 14 Activity – Heart Attack Each Other
You can totally do this to the kids and if they are old enough they can heart attack each others bedroom door. Get your FREE Kit: printables and instructions here.
Day 15 Simple Valentine’s Day Scavenger Hunt
This is so easy to put together and your kids will have fun searching for their V-day treat. Get the details here.
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And from last weeks Mom Library I’m featuring: Love Bug Rocks because they are adorable and my kids love rocks and bugs. This simple craft is from Where Imagination Grows
And now for our link up as always feel free to link up your 30 Days of Play activities below or any other activities that you’ve enjoyed doing with your kids or for yourself. It can be: recipes, educational, inspiring post, kid’s activities…