Valentine’s Day has become very commercial for adults. We have become so caught up in celebrating the way the media tells us to celebrate. Expensive flowers, expensive candy, expensive restaurant meals. Everything is expensive. We have lost sight of the central theme of the holiday…Love.
Fortunately, children haven’t gotten caught up in the expensive craziness yet. They know that the holiday is about love and, for them, love is not about expensive stuff.
If you are looking for some ideas on how to celebrate the holiday with your children, I’ve put together a Valentine’s Day bucket list for families for you!
Valentine’s Day may be just one day out of the year, but there is no reason we can’t spend the days leading up to February 14th celebrating.
Some of these ideas will work for families with young children, some will work for families with older children, and some will work for both. And, yes, several of these ideas involve spending money. But there is nothing wrong with spending some money for Valentine’s Day, it’s the intent behind the spending that matters.
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Valentine’s Day Bucket List for Families
- Read a favorite book together
- Watch a favorite TV show or movie together
- Help you child make Valentines for family member, friends, or neighbors
- Make heart-shaped treats
- Have a special day out together doing something you all love to do
- Have a favorite family dinner
- Take your child to the bookstore to pick out a brand new book
- Spend the afternoon with your child, doing whatever they want to do
- Decorate the house with cut out hearts that you decorate together
- Remember to say, “I love you!”
Just in case you would like your own copy of this list, I made a free printable for everyone.
To download this printable, simply click on the image or the link above.