Valentine’s Day Fun for the Family

Valentine’s Day isn’t just a time to share your love and affection with your significant other. Make it a family affair and get the children involved in this holiday filled with love. We’ve rounded up some of the best craft ideas, movies, and books to celebrate and share the love with your children this Valentine’s Day!

Arts and Crafts

Valetine's Day Wafer Cookies

Valentine’s Day Wafer Cookies

No time to make homemade cookies this year? No problem. With this easy recipe your kids will have fun dipping and decorating store-bought wafer cookies. They can give them away to friends to save for a yummy Valentine’s Day dessert!

Find out how to make it here.

Valentine's Day Discovery Box

Valentine’s Day Discovery Box

This is a great activity for your toddler to take part in. Toddlers love exploring and searching for new things and this discovery box allows them to do that with a little Valentine’s Day love as well. We love the use of family members and know that your tot will love finding the people they love throughout the box.

Find out how to make it here.

Valentine's Day Sensory Bin

Valentine’s Day Sensory Bin

Sensory bins are a great way for little ones to discover new things and learn from different textures and shapes. This bin is easy for parents to make and is even more fun for your tot to play with!

Find out how to make it here.

Valentine's Day Play Dough

Valentine’s Day Playdough Bakery

What kid doesn’t love to play with playdough? This fun activity allows them to be their own pastry chef without the mess in the kitchen. They can have fun making shapes, mixing colors, and setting up their own bakery filled with Valentine’s Day goodies!

Find out how to make it here.

Valentine's Salt Dough Ornaments

Valentine’s Day Marbled Salt Dough Ornaments

This is a fun activity for your kids that will have them entertained from start to finish. Not only do they get to make their own salt dough in the colors of their choice, but they can mix the dough in to the shape that they want. This is a great craft to make for family members or even hang as Valentine’s Day decor in your house.

Find out how to make it here.

DIY Heart Crayons

DIY Heart Crayons

If you have little ones around the house, chances are you have a lot of broken crayons laying around too. Rather than throwing them away, recycle them with this fun heart crayons activity. You can use the crayons for them to color or hand them out to your little one’s classmates as handmade Valentines!

Find out how to make it here.

Valentine's Suncatcher

Valentine’s Day Suncatcher

Brighten up your home with these fun suncathchers. Your kids will love tearing and cutting tissue paper while getting creative and making a pattern to let the sun shine through their beautiful masterpiece.

Find out how to make it here.

Love Handprint

Handprint and Footprint Valentine

If your little one is too young to make their own craft, it’s still easy to get them in on the Valentine’s Day love. We love that this Valentine uses their hand and foot to spell out the word love. It’s a great craft to send to family members and one that they will cherish forever.

Find out how to make it here.

Edile Bouquet

Valentine’s Day Edible Bouquet

Forget the flowers, give them a bouquet that they can eat. This fun flower bouquet looks rather elaborate, but with store bought donuts and some fun decorating by the kids, they will be delighted to share the Valentine’s Day love with this sweet treat!

Find out how to make it here.

Heart Stamp

Toilet Paper Roll Heart Stamp

This classic craft is filled with limitless possibilities of what your toddler can do with it. From making Valentines for their friends to creating a masterpiece to hang in the house, your tot will love stamping out hearts all over the page.

Find out how to make it here.

Foodstirs

foodstirs valentine cookie kit

Have the kids treat mom and dad with a sweet treat. The Valentine Cookie Kit has everything you need to make the sweetest Valentines. Makes 36 heart cookies.

Available Now for $25.00

Flower Arranging Workshop

Flower Arranging Class

Flowers are always a go-to Valentine’s Day gift, but why not make the gift a fun family activity that everyone can get involved in. Flower arranging clases are so much fun and your kids will love knowing that they put their heart into something that mom and dad will love.

Check Your Local Flower Shop for Classes

Also Available with Flour LA

Kitchen Surfing

A personal chef

Leave the cooking up to someone else and have a family dinner cooked for you by a personal chef. Companies like Kitchen Surfing bring the chef into your kitchen and have them cook for you! Everyone deserves a personal chef. And the kids will love watching them cook up a storm in the kitchen.

Available at Kitchen Surfing

 

Movies and Books

Charlie Brown Valentine's Day

Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown

The Peanuts gang always knows how to celebrate a holiday and Valentine’s Day is no exception. Your family will love to watch as Snoopy plays cupid and Charlie Brown waits for his Valentine.

Buy it here.

Land and the Tramp

Lady and the Tramp

This classic Disney movie will fill your hearts with love as you watch two adorable dogs fall in love. Share the movie that you grew up watching with your kids to spread the love on Valentine’s Day.

Buy it here.

Winnie the Pooh

Winnie the Pooh, A Valentine for You

Watch at Pooh, Piglet, and all of their friends in the Hundred Acre Woods find out just who they think is making Christopher Robin love sick. It’s a lovable adventure for the entire family.

Buy it here.

Where is Baby's Valentine?

Where is Baby’s Valentine?

If your little one loves playing peek-a-boo, they will love searching for baby’s Valentine in this fun lift the flap book. Your little one will love searching their way through the book as they look for the Valentine mommy made for her baby.

Buy it here.

Elmo's Valentine

Elmo’s Valentine

Elmo wants to know just who should get his Valentine this year. In this fun and interactive book your tot will love taking Elmo’s Valentine from each pocket to pass on to each of his friends!

Buy it here.

Guess How Much I Love You

Guess How Much I Love You

Read this classic story to your kids to show them just how much love you have for them this Valentine’s Day and everyday.

Buy it here.

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Lauren Jimeson is a full time work-at-home mom of two little girls and a toddler boy. After living in the suburbs of both Atlanta and Tampa nearly her entire life, Lauren and her husband made the move to New York City in 2010, shortly after their oldest daughter, Harlan, was born. Lauren chronicled her new life in the city on her blog, A Mommy in the City (Now Sincerely, Lauren). And that's when she met the wonderful founders of Big City Moms.

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