Mila is at the age where she’s curious about the why’s and the how’s of the world and understanding special occasions. She recently watched an episode of Vampirina on Disney Junior that featured Valentine’s Day, so I knew this was the perfect opportunity to show her what Valentine’s Day was all about.
I explained to her that it was a day that you do fun activities and show extra love to the people that you are special to you. I incorporated some fun, inexpensive activities that I did, that you can do for or with your little ones, and I’m ready to share them with you.
Have a special breakfast
Because the weekday mornings are always usually so busy, I try to go out of my way to make breakfast more special on the weekends. Every weekend I wake up before everyone else and make pancakes, french toast, or fried rice and eggs. For Valentine’s day, make it a little “extra” by cute serving dishes and heart-shaped pancakes. Mila gasped with delight when I put this on her table.
Paint something special to keep
I saw this at Target and I thought it was the cutest thing. I think the best part about this was that it already came with a stand so I didn’t have to worry about her getting paint all over her hands from trying to hold or maneuver it while she painted. They had other animals too (I remember a dinosaur) but I loved this little pig. This kept her busy and she was determined to make sure she colored every single inch of the pig.
Create a gift to give
Special occasions can be hard for me because all of my family members are back home in Hawaii. Any chance I get, I like to have the kids make things to send over to them since they can’t be with them on a regular basis. This little project is something fun and easy for the kids to make and only requires: Glue, scissors, and construction paper and a pencil.
Incorporate some learning
Since Mila is going to be starting Kindergarten in a year and a half, I’ve slowly included some “pre-kinder” activities for her to do on a weekly basis so that when the time comes, she will be ready. I was able to find a super cute Valentine’s day themed tracing worksheet with Valentine’s Day words.
Little ones will have fun practicing their letter formation skills with this Valentine’s Day word tracer worksheet. She just started to trace and I wanted her to just practice starting to write letters so this worksheet was great for her! For even more learning resources, visit Education.com.
Make some Valentine’s Day treats
Pillsbury always comes out with fun dessert kits to make for each occasion. I found this cute Valentine’s cake mix and bought some fun sprinkle toppings to go with it. She had lots of fun coating her cupcake and she has a HUGE sweet tooth so this was a hit.
I hope you had fun reading these super easy and fun ideas to do with your kiddos on Valentine’s Day. Please share this post if you enjoyed it and comment below if you have another fun suggestions!