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Celebrating Valentine’s Day with your children

5 activities to show love to your family

Oftentimes, Valentine’s Day is associated with couples. But the love you have for your family and friends should be celebrated as well. Whether you bake some yummy treats or make some handmade treasures, this holiday is the perfect time to make your children feel special and loved. 

Here are five activities you can do as a family to celebrate the love you share. 

Create Valentine cards to send to loved ones

Everyone loves to receive something handmade and creating cards is an activity kids of all ages can do. Allow your children to put their own creative spin on the festive cards. Grandma and Grandpa will cherish those handmade touches. So put on some inspiring music, pull out the construction paper, scissors, glue and glitter and get crafty.

Bake some sweet treats to share

Sweets and Valentine’s Day are the perfect pairing. Rollout sugar cookies is the perfect way to gather your family around the table to share some fun. As you roll out the cookies, let your children use the heart-shaped cookie cutters to make festive treats. Then after baking, you’re sure to share some giggles as you decorate them with frosting and sprinkles. If you need a sugar cookie recipe, try out this one.

Tackle some heart-themed science experiments

Looking for a less traditional hands-on activity? Try out some of these Valentine’s Day inspired science experiments. Your children are sure to be amazed by how these hearts transform. 

Decorate your home with sweet messages

Make a simple heart banner to display how much you love each other. Cut some hearts out of construction paper and write inspiring messages on each one. Then string them together and hang on your mantle, wall or staircase to remind everyone how special you are to each other.

Share about the love God has for us

Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to talk about God’s love for his children. Remind your children of God’s unconditional love that is greater than any love we feel on earth. You can also show them how God’s love is an example of how we should cherish and treat others. Here are some Bible verses you can use to talk to your children about love: 1 John 3:1, 1 John 4:19, 1 Corinthians 16:14 and Colossians 3:14. 

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