Family Fun Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a welcome holiday break from winter. With the weather being so cold, it is important to find indoor activities for children. Instead of hunkering down under blankets with a tablet, why not try some fun Valentine’s Day crafts and snacks to keep the kids busy?

Valentine’s Day Card Box

A fun and simple Valentine’s Day activity for children is to create a cardholder. This is the perfect activity for grade school children who exchange cards with their class. The first step is choosing a suitable box; a shoe box makes an excellent choice. Then, under the supervision of an adult, use scissors to cut a hole in the top of the box large enough to allow cards to Valentine’s Day cards to pass through. Once the hole is cut, it’s time to decorate the box. Using either glue or tape, wrap the card box in construction paper. This gives the child a blank canvas on which to create. Use markers to draw pictures, or use more construction paper and glue to cut out and paste Valentine’s Day designs and personalize the box.

Coloring Sheets

Another idea for fun Valentine’s Day crafts is coloring sheets. Be creative in using not only colored pencils, crayons, and markers, but also construction paper, glitter, or watercolors.  This Valentine’s Day, let your child unleash their creativity. Download a coloring sheet from The Youth Clinic today! 

Super snacks

Have fun with your family in the kitchen! Try heart-shaped cookie cutters for pancakes, sandwiches and more. Think pink and red in planning your meals. Let the kids help in the kitchen and create one of these healthy, delicious treats. Enjoy!

Watermelon & Strawberry Kabobs

Use a heart-shaped cookie cutter on watermelon slices to create heart-shaped pieces. Alternate the watermelon hearts and strawberries on a kabob stick for a healthy, delicious Valentine’s Day snack!

Pomegranate Ice Cubes

Freeze pomegranate seeds into heart-shaped ice cubes. Place these heart-shaped ice cubes in your child’s water bottle. They will love the sweetness as the ice cubes melt and infuse into their water!

Conversation Cuties

Trade Conversation Hearts for conversation Cuties. Write a sweet message on a clementine before you add it to your kid’s lunchbox. Your kid will enjoy the message and a healthy, sweet treat!

Frozen Yogurt Berry Bites

Mix some vanilla greek yogurt and fresh berries together. Freeze the mixture in a silicone ice cube tray. Once frozen, these make for a delicious and nutritious Valentine’s Day snack.

You can find all of these recipes, and more, here.

What are your favorite Valentine’s Day crafts or snacks? Let us know your best ideas in the comments!

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