One of the things I love about homeschooling my children is that we get to celebrate lots of holidays and other fun days and themes. I will admit that I am slightly obsessed (okay, maybe more than slightly!) with Pinterest. It’s just such an easy way to find cool and exciting things to do, projects to make, games to play and yummy treats to make. You can find information on pretty much anything, which I love. However, there are also A LOT of great ideas on Pinterest and it can be a little overwhelming to narrow down (and remember!) all of the fun stuff that I want to try and do with my kiddos.
As Valentine’s Day gets closer, I knew that I wanted to gather all of the great Valentine ideas that I found and put them in one place so that I could easily refer back to it when it came time to plan our homeschool day. That’s the main reason behind this huge round-up of Valentine’s Day ideas. Taking some of the great stuff that’s out there and bringing it together here, in one big collection; the best of the best if you will!
One thing we already do to celebrate Valentine’s Day, is starting on February 1st I place a heart on both of my children’s doors, saying something we love about them. I wrote all about this “14 days of love” idea in a previous post. In addition to this, I now have a great collection of other ideas on how we can celebrate Valentine’s Day in a fun way with games, projects and yummy food! We won’t do all of these activities, but at least now all of the fun ideas are in one convenient spot!
Valentine’s Day Games to Play:
1. Free Valentine’s Day I Spy printable (via Live Laugh Rowe).
2. Free Valentine’s memory game (via Crazy Little Projects).
3. Play a fun game of Cupid’s arrow (via Hopeful Homemaker).
4. Free Valentine word search (via Jinxy Kids)
5. A collection of Valentine’s projects and fun games to play (via First Grade Smiles).
6. Another fun Valentine I spy game (via Simple Play Ideas).
7. Free Valentine’s Day Bingo game printable (via Crazy Little Projects).
8. Fun and silly joke cards to give your kids (via Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke).
9. Play “roll and draw a love bug” game (via Teaching Heart).
10. Valentine word scrambles, matching game, jokes and coloring pages (via Squishy Cute Designs).
11. Play Cupid’s arrow toss game (via Playground Parkbench).
Valentine’s Day Art, Sensory and Fine Motor Activities:
1. Have fun making Valentine shaving cream heart art (via Hello, Wonderful).
2. Make some Valentine Playdough (via Tinker Lab).
3. Super cool looking fizzing heart art (via The Pinterested Parent).
4. Fine motor activities for young children (via Lalymom).
5. Try mixing up some chocolate playdough (via 123 Homeschool 4 Me).
7. See what you can create with cardboard roll heart stamps (via Happy Hooligans).
8. Make your own faux stained glass decoration (via the Artful Parent).
9. Shake it up, no mess art (via Sunny Day Family).
Sweet Treats and Healthy Eats for Valentine’s Day:
1. A yummy tic-tac-toe Valentine snack (via Sippy cup mom).
2. Cupid kabobs made with fruit (via Bonbon Break).
3. Cute Valentine’s Day heart sandwiches (via Meet Penny).
4. Make heart cupcakes using a regular muffin pan (via Tastes Better From Scratch).
5. Chocolate dipped Rice Krispie hearts (via Honey and Lime).
6. Sweetheart cinnamon rolls (via Lady Behind the Curtain).
7. Heart shaped quesadillas (via Smart School House).
8. Heart shaped pizzas (via Growing up Gabel).
9. Try some tasty white chocolate popcorn (via Gimme Some Oven).
Phew, that’s a lot of Valentine stuff! But, if this collection of ideas is still not enough for you, I also wrote about fun, Valentine themed learning activities that you can do with your kids during your homeschool day, or whenever!
My children love celebrating Valentine’s Day and I know that they will be super excited to try as many of these ideas as possible! I think we may have to start our celebration a few days early just so we can fit it all in! I hope that you have gotten some inspiration from these ideas so that you can have fun celebrating Valentine’s Day with your children too. What other fun things would you add to this list?