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Kids and Family Valentine’s Day Ideas and Treats

Updated on January 29, 2008
Photo: Heather Garland, Flickr
Photo: Heather Garland, Flickr

Valentine's Day is here! Love is the perfect reason to get into a festive mood. Help your kids celebrate the spirit of cupid with these ideas for a fun holiday. Some of them are great for class parties, birthday party themes, or just a rainy (or snowy!) day at home.

Write a Love Letter to Your Child This Valentine's Day - What if your child got something really special this Valentine's Day? A love letter from you! Strengthen your bond this Valentine's Day by courting your child. Toddlers to teens will appreciate a personal note from Mom or Dad.

Valentine's Jokes for Kids - Language development experts agree that telling jokes is great for building language skills. Embrace your inner goofball and help your children learn at the same time with these cute Valentine's jokes for kids.

Free Valentine's Cards, Games, and Coloring Pages for All Ages - The Internet is great for finding resources, but sometimes too many results make my head spin. Find good free Valentine's Day printables here without spending all day searching.

Valentine's Day MadLib - If you're familiar with Madlibs, you know how fun and hilarious they can be. Print this one off and have a blast with your kids! Plus, you're teaching parts of speech at the same time!

Valentine's Crafts - This article has super cute craft ideas with LOTS of pictures and step-by-step instructions. The author really gets into detail - all the way down to making paper hearts! This is definitely crafting for dummies.

Make Valentine's Cookies - There are instructions for making all kinds of holiday sugar cookies. There are lots of pictures and even videos to get you through the process.

How to Host a Valentine's Party at Home or School - Here are the simple tips to help you plan the kids' party with the most amount of fun and the least amount of headache.

How to Show Affection to Your Children - Taking a moment to acknowledge your precious gift will go far in letting her know you love her. Hug and kiss your babies, never worrying that you'll spoil them. But physical attention is not the only way to show affection to your child.

Valentine's Day is a great holiday to celebrate with children because it's low pressure. There's no heavy tradition to lean on and usually no extended family around to up the stress level. When you take the time to let your child know he is your sweetheart, it's like buying an insurance policy against him looking for affection elsewhere!



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  • Panic 39 profile image

    Panic 39 10 years ago

    Great Ideas Thanks

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    hkychick 10 years ago


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    Michelle Simtoco 10 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

    Thanks for the help and the links :-) I could use these ideas in school.

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    Stacie Naczelnik 10 years ago from Seattle

    This is a collection of fun ideas!