Valentine’s Day Traditions to Start With Your Kids

Valentine's Day isn't just about romance--it can be a great time to show your kids some love, too!

Everyone should get the chance to feel loved on this sweet day, so embrace your inner romantic and make someone’s day!

While your child sleeps, decorate his bedroom door with heart-shaped sticky notes in the shape of a wreath that say all of the things you love about him or her. Older kids may act like this is dorky, but inside they’ll be glowing!

Photos by Leslie Hoyt

A heart-shaped breakfast is a fun way to start the day. Use a heart-shaped cookie cutter for pancakes, biscuits or toast with strawberry jelly.

Getting dressed should be extra special today, with the color scheme being pink, red, purple and white. Or just go extra fancy!

Break out that heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut out a heart sandwich for your child’s lunch. Why not write a silly love poem or a note about what you love about your child.

This is a great day to surprise your child with a small gift like a book, stuffed animal, stickers or craft supplies, wrapped in heart wrapping paper, of course!

Sugar cookies are a must today. Drag out the baking supplies (or I like to buy the cookie dough in a roll), the frosting and the sprinkles and make a mess together in the kitchen.

On the menu for dinner: heart-shaped pizza. It’s easy to shape the dough in a large heart then add the toppings your family loves.

End this lovely day with “A Charlie Brown Valentine: Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown” or some other cute Valentine’s Day show with a character your child loves.

This article was originally published in January 2018.

Categories: Features, Fun For Kids