St.Valentine’s Day with Kids. Survival Guide

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You are looking for cute, simple and affordable ideas for surviving Valentine’s Day with kids? If that is the case, then you are in the right place. Even if your ultimate vision for Valentine’s Day does not include children, you can still have lots of fun. Here is how.


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#1. Decorate Your Home Together

You may be one of the people who are looking forward to St. Valentine’s Day. However, in times of a pandemic, it can be helpful to invite the joy of any holiday into your home.


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You can buy decorations from the nearby store still it is always better to decorate together. Yet, we recommend that you make your own Valentine’s Day arts and crafts for kids. In this way, you will be able to spend meaningful time with your child.



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#2. Make Valentine’s Day greeting cards

Some kids love exchanging Valentine’s cards with their schoolmates. So, making Valentine crafts for children doesn’t have to stop just because kids are studying from home right now. Help your kiddos make or personalize Valentine’s Day cards and send them to their friends.


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#3. Make heart-shaped love notes

Words of affirmation can be a powerful way of showering your kids with love and teaching them to express love. Therefore, we suggest that you create the following family tradition.


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First, grab construction paper hearts in different colors.Second, write down things you appreciate and love about each family member. Then, post 1-2 notes a day on the door of their room between Feb 1st and 14th.


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#4. Give A Small Valentine’s Gift

Gifts do not need to be big or expensive to bring joy. They just need to have a personal touch. You can encourage your kids to make something with their own hands and give it to you. On the other hand, you can give them Valentine’s Day gifts for kids that can indulge their senses or imagination.


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#5. Make Valentine’s Day inspired meals

Everyone can help with specific kitchen tasks. So, why not getting everyone cooking in the kitchen and preparing your own Valentine’s snacks, desserts and meals? Naturally enough, your kids will probably want to have everything in the shape of hearts. Therefore, make sure you have at least one heart-shaped cookie cutter.


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#6. Do Something Kind For Someone You Don’t Know

There are a lot of people who do not have anyone to share St. Valentine’s Day with. So, why not encourage your kids to do a random act of kindness together? For instance, you can have them give a greeting card or a drawing of a flower to elderly people in your neighbourhood.


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Certainly, it can be funny to exchange gifts, flowers and candy when you are kiddo. Yet, we are aware of the fact that the true meaning of love goes beyond that. Doing together something you love will show them the power of spending quality time with people you love. So, make use of the opportunity to celebrate Valentine’s Day with kids!


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