So many people have a thing again Valentine’s Day and I cant figure out why. I think it’s because it’s so focused on love and a significant other it leaves some feeling left out. But, really I think it’s just about feeling loved and included by each other, a friend, a family member or even a stranger.
At least this is the way I’m explaining Valentine’s Day to my girls. I don’t want them to define themselves around this holiday based on whether they have a significant other.
I want them to remember that it’s just about feeling loved by me, J and everyone around them. I want them to remember the little things that make it extra special.
Here are 6 ways to make Valentine’s Day special for your kids.
6 Ways To Make Valentine’s Day Special For Kids
Decorate the house together – this is such a fun activity. We get all the stuff out sometime during the first week of February and decorate the house. We don’t go crazy, but a few things here and there and we’re pretty good. my favorite this is really just watching the girls dance around and asking me about Valentine’s Day.
Write them a Valentine’s Day letter – this is something I love. I do this and put this in an envelope for them and on Valentine’s Day they can open it and read it. They love hearing all the reasons J and I love them and what we love about them. Need inspiration…then check out this post here on the 99 Kids Compliments to love about your kids.
Make Valentine’s Sugar Cookies – I mean who doesn’t love cookies, especially ones that are heart shaped and/or covered with pink and red icing with sprinkles? We do!! It may be messy, but oh so much fun. If you’re more into cake pops, then check out this post!
Make A special breakfast – we always do pink pancakes and/or mini waffles! My girls are typically picky, but they love my easy protein pancake recipe. It’s just a 1/2 cup of oatmeal, cottage cheese, and egg whites with some cinnamon. Aria loves her’s with chocolate chip, but Amelia is like me and loves a little peanut butter and syrup.
Wrap a small present for them – I always do a few small things for them. You don’t have to go extravagant. This year I found a cute little bag from Marshall’s and filling it with a few things I found there and from target. Most of the time I look for things in the Target Dollar Spot, or in the toy clearance section. They love it every single time.
Have a special dinner – J and I have had dinner at home since our very first Valentine’s Day together about 10 years ago. There were a couple of years I was working so we picked dinner up, but I think since we’ve been married we’ve just make steak and lobster at home. I buy these at Costco so it makes it pretty affordable to do. Then for the girls I make something they love, but jazz it up a little.
With kids it doesn’t take a lot to make holidays specials. It just takes a small amount of thought and a lot of time together. That’s what they really want.
They want your undivided attention to know they are surround and filled with love. And that’s what these simple things do for them.
Tell me in the comments below one of your favorite Valentine’s Traditions! I’d love to get more fun ideas for this love-filled holiday!
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