Valentine’s Day is a great holiday to celebrate with kids. My girls love languages are gifts, words of affirmation, physical touch, and quality time, so basically they cover 4 out of 5 of the love languages. If you haven’t heard about love languages check out my blog post on Exploring Love Languages.
Because they have different love languages we do a few things both leading up to Valentine’s Day and on the day itself. Here are just a couple new and old traditions that we partake in to celebrate.
Valentine’s Day Countdown – Make a paper chain, calendar countdown, or think of something creative to count your way down to Valentine’s Day. It doesn’t matter what day you start but here are some ideas of what you and your family can do to count your way down to the 14th.
- Hug someone in your family
- Read John 3:16
- Make a craft with hearts
- Say one reason you love each member of your family
- Help cook a family meal or treat in the shape of a heart
- Look at pictures from past V-days
- Help someone in need
- Spend time with another family
- Invite someone to church
- Color pictures for extended family members
- Write a letter to a missionary or military family
- Make Valentine’s Day cards
- Decorate your home with words of kindness
We found this Valentine’s Day Tree in the dollar section at Target. It was made for the classroom, but I find a lot of great items that we can use at home are teaching tools or made for school. I love how easy it is to love with words of affirmation and kindness using this simple decoration.
There’s also something similar on Amazon*, and of course you could make your own as well:
Now that I’ve shared a couple of things we do in our home, I would love to hear your ideas for Valentine’s Day. Share how you celebrate by leaving a comment in the comment section below.