Celebrate Valentine's Day with your little cherubs
If you're a parent,Not sure how to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your miniature sweethearts? Here are some fun ideas to make the day special for all of you:
Show your special sweethearts how much you care by preparing a Valentine’s Day breakfast. Use food colouring or berry juice to dye pancake or waffle batter pink, and then top your fluffy creations with sliced strawberries and whipped cream. Consider using a heart cookie cutter to make heart-shaped toast, or to bake a batch of heart-shaped cookies as a special treat. Serve with red berries, sprinkled with powdered sugar. If they bring a lunchbox to school, consider making sweet little Valentine's Day lunchbox notes for a special touch.
Spread the Valentine's love
Handmade Valentine’s may sound complicated, but with the right materials, they can be easy to make. Cut hearts out of coloured paper and let your little ones decorate them with stickers, glitter and conversation hearts. In addition to giving their Valentine’s to friends and family, spread the love a little further by delivering some of the cards to a local nursing home or children’s hospital. Take your children with you so they can see how much the simple gesture can mean to others.
Write letters of appreciation
Take the traditional Valentine’s Day card one step further by sitting down at the table with your kids and writing letters of appreciation to the important people in your lives. Grandparents, teachers and long-distance relatives will all enjoy hearing how much your family cares.
Commit Valentine's Day random acts of kindness
Did you know that Valentine’s Day falls during Random Acts of Kindness Week (February 9 -15)? Challenge your kids to see who can commit the most acts of kindness throughout the course of the day. Spend February 14th performing kind gestures in your community. Ideas including making sure to smile at everyone you see, and delivering flowers to an elderly neighbour.