Best Way to Spend Valentine’s Day: Together

What is the best way to spend Valentine’s Day? That’s easy to answer. The best way is together and there are lots of ways to do just that!

valentine pancake for kidsFamilies will have different ways to enjoy Valentine’s Day. It might start with a special breakfast at home or somewhere else. That could be the appetizer followed by an adventure as the main course. How about going skating or swimming? Some families might have to shovel the driveway—again!—while others mow the lawn. For a treat, add a few cinnamon hearts to the hot chocolate or some heart-shaped ice cubes to the lemonade.

valentine nature fun with kidsA double feature could be spending time together and spending time in nature. How about a hike or play in the yard or park? That could happen in just about any weather except stormy as long as everyone is dressed for it. Valentine picnic anyone?

valentine's day fun with kidsMaking and leaving Valentine’s for each other is a great way to have fun. Got any heart-shaped sticky notes? Or, grownup hands can cut out some hearts and little hands can color them. When kids help with chores, like making the bed or unloading the dishwasher, they can leave a little heart.

valentine's day fun with kidsPlay time might be building with blocks, setting up the train, cuddling dolls and stuffies, or dressing up with articles in the tickle trunk. Can you make a blanket fort big enough for the whole family? Take some chalk and color some hearts on the sidewalks for the different people in the neighborhood.

the-together-bookAnd now for dessert. There are wonderful books and stories to read and share together, like Sesame Street The Together Book, or maybe make some popcorn, snuggle on the sofa, and watch a movie. Memories and special events for kids do not have to expensive or elaborate. Eating, playing, and even working together are highlights for them. What will you and your family do together for Valentine’s Day?

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