These Valentine’s day crafts, activities, fun facts, and food will help you and your family celebrate the day of love all day long!
Valentine’s Day crafts for kids of all ages
Some classic, some I have just found, these Valentine’s day crafts are fun to make and spend time together as a family. These yarn design plate hearts shared by Lolly Jane are awesome.
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Keeping with tradition, Send flowers!
I love this gallery of unique Valentine’s Day crafts that everyone will love to make.
Waking up to heart-shaped waffles is never a bad idea. You could also use these to serve with ice cream as dessert. This waffle maker makes it super easy to share the love. Bonus: heart-shaped waffles are kind of good any day!
Heart-shaped cupcakes are always a hit. Here’s a video that shows you how to create heart-shaped cupcakes (or muffins!) by using marbles. Want something simpler? These heart-shaped cupcake pans will do the trick. These heart-shaped sprinkles are the perfect toppers for your cookies or cupcakes.
Valentine’s Day activities and games
This master list of Valentine’s Day games has something for everyone.
This “What Kind Of Candy Am I?” printable is so fun.
And you can really have a sugar freak out (or possibly some other kinds of freak-outs) with this candy dice game from Cupcake Diaries.
The history of Valentine’s Day
This wouldn’t be a homeschool valentine’s Day post if we didn’t throw some cool facts in, right?
- Penicillin was introduced to the world on February 14, 1929.
- The oldest surviving valentine dates from 1415. It is a poem written by Charles, Duke of Orleans to his wife. At the time, the duke was being held in the Tower of London following his capture at the Battle of Agincourt.
- Hallmark produced its first valentine in 1913.
- Saint Valentine wasn’t just one person!
- Of course, we all know the pastel-colored conversational hearts that we give each other on Valentine’s Day. But, did you know they started out as medical lozenges? They did! And, more than 8 billion conversation hearts are produced each year.
- The heart-shape we know so well today wasn’t always a romantic symbol.
The history channel has some more cool Valentine’s Day facts all lined up here.
Wake the kids up to something special
I love this idea I saw a few years back and it is still my favorite way to start our Valentine’s homeschool day. This is a simple idea but it will give everyone in the family the warm and fuzzies.
I’ve seen this called “how to heart attack someone’s door” on Pinterest…that sounds not great to me LOL, but I love the concept. Simply write all of the awesome things you can think of about your kids on post-it notes or on construction paper shapes (these hearts would be perfect to use) and tape them to their bedroom door after they are asleep. They’ll wake up to all the ways you think they are wonderful and all the ways that you are proud of them, and that they should be proud of themselves.
DIY Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas
I definitely think you do not need gifts to celebrate, but if you are looking for some gifts for kids or adults, here are a few of my favorite ideas.
I love the list of DIY Valentine’s gifts for men (or boys, perhaps) over at Cute DIY Projects.
Teens will love these DIY Valentine’s gifts
If you are feeling especially crafty, these DIY Valentine’s day gift ideas will be very well-loved.
How Are You Celebrating?
Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day with your whole family? I’d love to know if you have any traditions, have seen something cool you want to try, or are planning on trying some of the Valentine’s day crafts, activities, snacks, or games I shared here. Let me know in the comments! Do you know someone who would love this post? Please share it with them.