10 Ways To Celebrate Valentine's Day With Kids

Valentine’s Day is much more than a celebration of romantic love. As all mamas know, there are many kinds of love – and the love between a parent and child is like no other in the world, making it an amazing occasion to celebrate. If you’re getting ready to spend Valentine’s Day with your little one, take a look at 10 of our favorite things to do with your kids to celebrate from home.


1. Make hot chocolate bombs.

Hot cocoa is a welcome treat throughout winter, but these Hot Chocolate Bombs from I Am Baker offer up some serious next-level cuteness. Surprise your kids with this sweet treat when they get home from school or turn it into an educational and entertaining project to do together as an afternoon activity.

2. Dress for the occasion.

Our Pink XO Collection is full of sweet attire for celebrating the day of love! Whether you’re getting your kids together with friends for the holiday or just want to make an ordinary day at home feel extraordinary, bella bliss® has you covered with charming bubbles, bow ties, dresses, pants, jammies, and more timeless clothes for kids to celebrate all month long.

3. Make your own valentines.

There’s no better way to show friends and family you care about them than by making homemade valentines. You can make a day of it and deliver them personally to your friends and family or send them ahead of time for a nice surprise the day of. Check the Spruce Crafts’ guide to 14 clever yet easy DIY ideas for creating extra-special valentines this year.

4. Serve up some lunch love.

What’s better than a square sandwich on Valentine’s Day? A heart-shaped one, of course! All you need is a heart-shaped cookie cutter and your kiddos’ favorite ingredients to whip up a meal guaranteed to please even the pickiest palates.

5. Deck the halls.

Your Christmas decorations are (probably) down by now. Whether you buy them from the store or feel up to the challenge of making your own Valentine’s Day decorations this year, balloons, paper hearts, and other adornments are a wonderful way to fill your home with love.

6. Make precious play dough.

This Valentine’s Day Play Dough from Housing A Forest is not only easy to make but feels like the real thing and smells heavenly, too. It’s the perfect afternoon craft and is sure to be a hit with the kiddos.

7. Set up a photo station.

With loved ones scattered far and wide these days, photos are critical to keeping people connected. Plan on capturing all of the cuteness this Valentine’s Day by buying or making your own Valentine Day photo props courtesy of Happily Eva After.

8. Turn broken crayons into happy hearts.

If you’ve got bins of broken crayons lying around the house, here’s your chance to repurpose them into something useful. The best part? All you need to create these tiny treasures are some old crayons and a silicone heart mold. Check out Princess Pinky Girl’s DIY Heart-Shaped Crayons tutorial to get started.

9. Feed the (love) birds.

Valentine’s Day has our hearts for another reason: it’s a heartening harbinger of spring. Prepare to welcome feathered friends as they make their way back to your yard with Simple Joy’s sweet homemade Valentine’s Day Bird Feeders.

10. Make DIY bookmarks.

Candy may take center stage on Valentine’s Day, but there are chances to instill some healthy habits, too. These DIY Valentine's Day Bookmarks from Celebrate Today Women are as easy to make as they are darling.

Why leave February 14th to sweethearts? We can think of no better way to celebrate Cupid’s favorite holiday than by showering little loved ones with these 10 fun and festive gifts and activities.

November 20, 2020 — Rachel Brazinski