Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and for many of us that means celebrating not just with our significant other, but with our children as well. It can be hard to figure out what to do with your children for this day, especially if they are too young to have classroom parties. So we gathered up some of our favorite date ideas you can do with your child(ren) this Valentine’s Day.
Make Heart Shaped Pancakes for Breakfast
Whether you make simple heart shaped pancakes, waffles or even eggs. Make them something fun to wake up to. We personally love this Heart-Shaped Strawberry Coffee Cake.
Visit a Nearby Museum
I don’t know about where you live, but the weather seems to usually be on the cold side for Valentine’s Day here. If the weather is on the nice side, head to a botanical garden. But if it’s cold, opt for finding a cool museum to take your child to.
Solo Date With Each Kid
If you have more than one child, try and make a solo date happen. This may not be easy, but once your spouse comes home, try having him watch the kids while you do something small and fun with each of them individually. Maybe it’s taking them to get frozen yogurt, or to the mall to pick out a shirt, something small will mean so much more if they get that one-on-one time with you.
Make it a Movie Night
You don’t have to go out anywhere to enjoy the time together. With Redbox and Netflix you can easily make it comfortable night at home with movies, popcorn, and hot chocolate.
Create Valentine’s Day Decorations Together
Head to the craft store then spend the day making decorations together. Once they are done, decorate the house!
Have a Dance Party
If you did the previous step, then your house is themed and ready for a dance party. So crank up the tunes!
If You Have a Daughter, Get Manis and Pedis
Take your daughter(s) on a little spa date by getting pampered at your local nail salon. It’ll be a great bonding experience for you.
Take Your Child to a “Fancy” Restaurant
Fancy doesn’t have to mean expensive, but it’ll be a great opportunity for you all to dress up and eat a nice dinner. Plus, you can show him or her how to open doors, pull back chairs, and order from a menu.
Find a Pottery Making Class or Art Class and Take Your Child
There are so many fun classes nowadays, so find one in your local area and book it.
Have an Indoor Picnic
It may be rainy, it may be cold, so make it fun and have an indoor picnic! Don’t forget the blanket to sit on.
Make a Nice Candlelit Dinner
Nothing reminds me more of Valentine’s Day than a nice candlelit dinner. So take out those candles, light them, and enjoy a nice dinner at home with your family. If you don’t feel like cooking, make sure to order some takeout and give yourself the day off.