More than Cards: Four Valentine’s Activities for Kids

LSS Mission: Inspired by God’s LOVE, we care for, support and strengthen individuals, families and communities.  In honor of Valentine’s Day this Saturday, the LSS blog is highlighting LOVE in our posts this week. Hope you LOVE the posts as much as we LOVED writing them!

Valentine’s Day can be tricky for parents and others who work with kids. Young kids don’t really get the meaning of jjvdaythe holiday. And if you are trying to talk to a little boy about Valentine’s Day – it might be met with a reply of YUCK! So how can you go beyond the cards and the candy that this holiday represents to kids? Here are four easy activities adults can do with kids to celebrate this annual day of love.

Make some valentine animals! Animals you can make out of hearts, no way! These are some cute and unique crafts you can make together to give out. Try making a loving elephant, or a friendly fish, you can even make a heart shaped puppy!

What do you love? Talk about things that you love by doing this cupcake craft. This is a great way to find out more about each other and see what you may have in common.

Talk about what you can do for others Really Valentines Day is about loving others. Talk about the special things you would like to do for your loved ones this month to make them feel appreciated.

Where did Valentines Day come from? Have you ever wondered why we celebrate Valentine’s Day? Who started this entire holiday about love? Find out by reading this book, you can find it at your local library and talk about how the holiday has changed from then to now.

Have a great week and Happy Valentine’s Day!

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