Valentine’s Day is traditionally a holiday geared more toward adults. But kids want to get involved in the celebration of love, too! At our house we celebrate with the usuals – candy and sweet treats. But we also use this as a time to remind each other just how much we love each other, and are thankful for each other.
I try to use Valentine’s Day as an opportunity to encourage my kiddos to write notes of thanks to their siblings, friends, and family. Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love, and there are so many people that my children love with their whole heart. The holiday gives them a chance to not only remind others that they are loved, but remind themselves just how many truly amazing people God has placed in their lives.
There are lots of different ways you could help your children spread the love this holiday. Bake a special treat together to give to a friend or family member. Draw pictures or make handmade Valentines. You could place each family member’s name on their own large piece of paper, then take turns writing reasons why you love them!
Don’t forget to show how much you love them, too! Do a special craft project together. Watch their favorite movie, with popcorn, for the hundredth time. ☺ Take them for a walk. Treat them to ice cream. Read a book together. I’m looking forward to reading “I Love You to God & Back” this Valentine’s Day with my kiddos.
We always tell our children that “love” is a verb. So encourage your children to show love this Valentine’s Day to the people that matter most to them! Snag these FREE printable Valentines, a quick and easy way for your kiddos to say “I love you!”
Angie is a Christian homeschooling mom of four active children ranging in age from 4 to 11. She’s been married to her husband, Jeremy, for fourteen years as they’ve learned to live God’s way, and grown together in His love. Her family is very active in their church, where they’ve attend for the past fourteen years. Angie has recently left the world of diaper bags and babies, and is cautiously approaching life with tweens. She is the creator of My Four Monkeys and you can find her on Twitter at @MyFourMonkeys.