Valentine’s Day “Heart Attack” Family Activity is simple and a meaningful way to remind our children what this holiday is really about!
Ever since I first dated my husband I would “Heart Attack” him on Valentine’s Day. I pretty much did this until a few years ago. I absolutely loved plotting my mission to fill his office, car or desk full of cheese Valentine’s Day decor and stuff.
Well, a few years back I decided to have my kids share the love with their teachers but with this activity the hope was that they would pass on the love and keep a chain reaction going of acts of kindness. Basically, the kids would leave a jar of goodies with a note for them. The recipient of the “Heart Attack” could then choose to pass it on to another teacher. We found that most of the time they did not pass it on, I’m sure they were too busy.
This year I’m sharing this “Heart Attack” activity with my family in hopes that it would become a fun tradition to remind them that LOVE is a verb not just a feeling of romance we have for someone. I’ve tried lots of activities through out the years and some stick and others they just out grow. One of my favorites we won’t do this year because we are moving, but I will continue it next year. It is our meaningful Valentine’s Day activity that is in lieu of giving my husband a Valentine’s Day card.
Valentine’s Day “Heart Attack” Family Activity
Each child will choose 2 family members to “Heart Attack”.
Print out the above FREE printable HERE. Then cut out lots of hearts.
Each person will write out 2 notes for every family member on the back of the hearts. It will say, “I love you because…”.
Then you will collect them all and assign one person to each family member. Their job will be to find a place to “Heart Attack” their assigned person. For example, if was assigned my oldest son, then I could fill his sock drawer with the hearts and even some balloons and on top of it I would leave the note “You’ve Been Heart Attacked!”
Three things I want my children to remember about Valentine’s Day is that love comes from within, it’s a verb (an action not just a feeling), and we love because God first loved us!