To a child, love is spelled T.I.M. E. For kids, the best valentine is together play time. Today’s play-of-the-day is suggestions for doing just that.
At the very start of the day, even before breakfast, how about a pajama snuggle. If the day isn’t too rushed, instead of a bedtime story, find a favorite book for a wake-up story. Once in the kitchen, is there a way to do some cooking together? Kids can sprinkle a few red berries on cereal for everyone, or make a yogurt and granola surprise to put on the breakfast table.
Find all the red tools to draw with. These can be crayons, markers, ballpoint pens, pencil crayons, and whatever else you may have. Set out a big piece of paper and let each person draw and color. Even if everybody is doing something different, the various red colors will show up all over the paper and it will look connected.
Dress for the weather and spend some time outside. This could be as simple as a walk, or some time in a neighborhood playground or kicking a ball in the yard. A local park is another possibility for some outside together play time.
Got any puzzles with lots of pieces? Putting a puzzle together is another together activity. If there isn’t enough room for everybody around the table, spread the pieces and the bodies out on the floor for more space.
Speaking of the floor, can you push some of the furniture out of the way and clear a space for dancing? Maybe each person could choose a favorite song to dance to. Try a dance moves video for more movin’ and groovin’ play. Add voices to the fun by singing too.
These are only a few suggestions for ways to play. Hopefully, they will inspire some ideas for your family. The best valentine is together play time. Do you know some other activities?
Happy Valentine’s Day!