6 Valentine’s Day Activities for Kids
Looking for fun Valentine’s Day activities to do with your kids this year? Grab your little sweetheart and get ready for some easy fun-filled ideas that are sure to please even the pickiest kid. We’ve got all sorts of Valentine’s Day ideas for kids ranging from Valentine’s Day arts and crafts, Valentine’s Day kid-friendly events, and Valentine’s Day kid-friendly candy making!
Make Valentine’s Day Candy Hearts
This Valentine’s Day Activity is easy, perfect for kids, and delicious! Making Valentine’s Day candy hearts doesn’t mean you have to make them from scratch, you can make candy hearts out of pretty much any hard candy! All you need are a few supplies, a little creativity, and a sweet tooth. All you need for this is your favorite hard candy (we like to use cherry Jolly Ranchers), and a silicone mold (we like this one from amazon). These DIY heart-shaped candies make the perfect gift and are a fun way to introduce cooking to your little chef! We love this tutorial, but we provided step-by-step instructions for you below!
How to Make Valentine’s Day Heart Shaped Candy for Kids
- Simply pre-heat your oven to 300 degrees.
- Place the unwrapped hard candy into your silicone mold.
- Bake until the candy is completely melted (about 13 to 15 minutes)
- Remove from oven and leave silicone mold on a cookie sheet and allow them to cool completely.
- Pop-out the candy and enjoy!
Family Fun at Shenaniganz
What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with the family for an evening of fun! Sometimes a family date night is exactly what’s needed to transform a boring wednesday to a family tradition! Shenaniganz is a kid’s paradise! Full of exciting attractions and adventures to be had! While the little ones battle their way through the maze of arcades; parents can grab a half-off bottle of wine to enjoy before grabbing a delicious appetizer at the bar! WIN-WIN! After the arcade, team up and hit the lanes for a bowling showdown! Don’t forget your delicious dinner from Rozie’s Grill that just showed up! Valentine’s Day success!
Valentine’s Day Activity and Coloring Pages for Kids
These FREE printable Valentine’s Day coloring pages are the perfect way for your little sweetheart to pass some time while you clean up after making candies or other Valentine’s Day arts and crafts. We love coloring so much that we made these FREE printable Valentine’s Day coloring pages and activity sheets to keep your kid busy. We’ve got a mix of fun Valentine’s Day coloring pages for your little artist, and fun activity pages to help them practice their writing and copying skills! Click here to get our FREE printable Valentine’s Day coloring and activity book!
Make Valentine’s Day Cards
It wouldn’t be a Valentine’s Day activity list without making DIY Valentine’s cards! Making Valentine’s Day cards with your child is always such a fun way to celebrate Cupid’s big day. You can help your little sweetheart make them for the whole class, family, and anyone else in their life! Making Valentine’s Day cards is such a fun way to teach your child about compassion and to be thankful for the people in their lives. Making DIY Valentine’s Day cards is also a great way to engage your child’s imagination and help them express themselves creatively while teaching them how to safely use arts and crafts items like glue, scissors, and more in a supervised setting. Plus, there’s no greater confidence booster for a kid than giving someone something they made and having the recipient be so excited to receive it. There’s no shame in needing some great inspiration for Valentine’s Day cards ideas for kids although nothing beats a little craft paper, glue, and love.
Looking for some delicious Valentine’s Day activities for kids? Nothing beats a classic Valentine’s Day cookie decorating session with your kids! This simple activity is a great way to help your little chef or artist have some delicious fun! All you need are their favorite cookies and some cookie decorating supplies like icing, sprinkles, marshmallows, chocolate chips, or anything else your imaginative child can think of! If you need some Valentine’s Day cookie decorating inspiration you can click here.
Valentine’s Day Slime
As a parent we’re sure you’ve already dipped your toe into making slime, but have you ever made Valentine’s Day Slime? This gooey (and surprisingly mess-free) craft is so much fun to make and can entertain your kids for hours. Plus, you can reuse the recipe and spice it up for just about any holiday you can think of! This slime is so easy to make and is a perfect party favor or party project. All you need to make this slime is some Clear Elmer’s Glue, Borax Powder, Heart Confetti Glitter, Pink, Purple, or Red Glitter, and some Water.
How To Make Valentine’s Day Slime for Kids
- Start with two bowls
- In one bowl add 1/2 cup of water and 1/2 cup of clear glue, mix it well then stir in the fine glitter and glitter confetti.
- In another bowl, add 1/2 cup of water and 1/2 teaspoon of Borax to the other bowl and mix together
- Slowly stir the Borax mixture into the bowl with the glittered glue. It will start to “goopify” immediately. Mix until all the liquid is dissolved.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this list of fun Valentine’s Day activities for kids! We hope you’ve found something fun for you do to with your family this Valentine’s day, and hope you’ll join us on Saturday, February 11th at 3 PM for our Family Magic & Comedy Show! If you’re looking for more ideas feel free to reach out to us on social media, or if you ever want to collaborate to be a part of our parenting blog series! Be sure to let us know on our socials if you use some of these great ideas and drop us a follow while you’re visiting!