Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and the holiday remains a favorite of kids everywhere, who love going all out and decorating their homes, lockers and school desks with hearts and other sweet Valentine’s Day memorabilia.
Depending on where you live, your kids may even have a snow day to look forward to this week, so what better way to hunker down on a cold, snowy February day than to plan a few holiday activities for the kids?
Check out a few of our favorite Valentine’s Day activities for kids and toddlers below:
1. Cookie Cutter Paintings, Followed By Baked Goods
Easy Heart-Shaped Shortbread Cookies are slice-and-bake treats that are loaded with sprinkles, perfect for Valentine’s Day, and don’t even require a cookie cutter! https://t.co/tQXDGHwe6o #shortbread #cookies #baking #ValentinesDay pic.twitter.com/hkrurHLWeB
— Julie Height (@SoberJulie) January 7, 2019
Head on down to your local convenience store and pick up some inexpensive Valentine’s Day cookie cutters! Use them as paint stamps for your kiddos to create fun, paint-splattered artwork. Just pour some colorful, washable paints in small dishes or on plates, lay down some newspaper to catch any paint splatters, and let them get creative! You can use construction paper, canvas or even let them try their hand on some wood cut outs. Check out this link for step-by-step instructions on how to create your own fun cookie cutter paintings.
Afterward, you can wash and dry the cookie cutters and create some fun, baked goods to top off the afternoon. Don’t forget to pick up some candied hearts, sprinkles and baking confetti to decorate the cookies!
2. Valentine’s Creative Table
Set up your toddler’s very own creative corner of the house, complete with plenty of construction paper, washable markers, crayons and Valentine’s Day confetti. Keep the kids busy by having them make Valentine’s Day cards for the whole family; you can sit and help them cut out hearts and write out sweet messages, and then mail out or hand-deliver the cards to family and friends throughout the day. Don’t forget to have a few snacks on hand!
Add lace doilies, sponges, felt and pipe cleaners for extra crafty material to add to the cards. Otherwise, construction paper, child-safe scissors and plenty of coloring pencils and markers will suffice.
3. “I Love You” Scavenger Hunt
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