Valentine’s Day with kids can be low key and fun! We’re sharing some simple ways to celebrate vday with your kids this year. No need to brave the cold weather, all of this is perfect for at home!
I tell this story a few times here, but when I was 6 or so, I made invites to a Valentine’s day party. I handed them out at school and my parents had no idea I was doing it until they got calls from other parents.
Suffice to say, I love Valentine’s Day. Another way to show those I love how I feel? Yes please!
9 Simple Valentine’s Day Ideas for Kids
But, of course, the little loves of my life get the biggest bonus of the holiday love! Today we’re talking about simple and fun ways to celebrate the holiday with your kids to make them feel extra loved.
Try out a themed breakfast. We love making this heart shaped breakfast each year, but do what works for you! You can also break it down and do just bacon or an egg in a hole with a heart cutter, like this heart egg in a hole.
Or step it up and make breakfast with these heart shaped waffle makers.
Read some Vday books
We love a good excuse to buy a new book. These Valentine’s Day Books for Kids are some of my absolutes, but grab some your family enjoys! Snuggles up and read together.
Decorate the house
It might seem obvious, but decorating the house is an easy way to get everyone in the mood! You can buy some decorations, but my favorite is to get some red and pink construction paper, draw some hearts, and have my kids cut them out. Then we run around the house deciding where to put them all.
Write them Valentine’s.
You may be helping to write out seemingly thousands of school Valentines, but what about some for your kid? Make or buy a cute card and write something sweet in it. They can save it and I promise, even if they don’t now, when they are older they will love it.
Here are some fun DIY Valentine’s Day ideas for kids:
Family Dance Party
Crank up the Valentine’s Day Songs for Kids and have a dance party! It’s no surprise that my family loves to listen to our favorite kid friendly songs and jam out. I love that it also tires them out, super important during winter months!
Bake something tasty
I love cooking with my kids. Work together to make something everyone will love for after dinner. Or heck, maybe even try making dinner together!
I’m thinking heart shaped sugar cookies or cupcakes with lots of sprinkles are on the menu over here!
Here’s a great post on kid friendly kitchen tasks to get you started.
Heart shaped foods all day
It takes a bit of planning, but use this holiday as a chance to make food fun all day long! Add hearts to every meal, be it heart strawberries with breakfast, heart shaped grilled cheese or noodles shaped like hearts.
Check out this complete post on the cutest heart shaped foods.
Have a photoshoot
My two boys love when I tell them I’m going to take a picture (Unless I need it for something like a gift, then it’s obviously torture and the photo is terrible, ha!)
Set up a pink backdrop with a sheet or fun hwrapping paper and buy or make some cute photo props. Kids will have fun being mini models for the day and you’ll love looking back.
A fun Valentine’s Day Dinner
Don’t let the fun stop for dinner! Bring make a dinner everyone will love (bonus: there will be no whining about hating the options!) like a heart shaped pizza or pasta and red sauce.
Family movie night
Family movie nights are special here. We make a fort in the boys’ bunk bed, grab a laptop, and cuddling in jammies to watch something they love.
Add some popcorn and pink and red treats and you’ll have a fun Valentine’s Day at home to remember. Bonus if you call the entire day a pajama day!
Need more evening activities for kids to do as a family? We’ve got you covered.