Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Valentine's Day for Kids: 
More Ways to Spend Time With Your Child

Thank you for joining me for my blog series Valentine’s Day for Kids! Over the last few weeks, I’ve given you several ideas to do with your child on Valentine’s Day from arts and crafts, to party ideas, to adventurous activities, but the most important thing is spending time together.
Whether your child likes skate boarding or Barbie Dolls, Yu-Gi-Oh! or zip lining, think of your child’s interest and do something fun with them that they will enjoy and then do it. Think of ways to get them out of the house, off the computers, and away from cell phones. Then, do something fun, whether it’s cooking together, planning a party, creating Valentine’s Day crafts and cards, or going on an adventure, what you are really creating are memories that will last a lifetime.
Here are a few more ideas:
·       Heart Hunt: Instead of going on a scavenger hunt, go on a heart hunt with your child! Write special messages on Valentine hearts and hide them throughout the house. Let your child find them for something special. Also, one message could give a clue leading to the next until they find the special something at the end … you!
·         Rose Stamps: The end of celery stalks make a wonderful rose stamp! Cut off the end toward the base of the celery, dip in red paint, and press onto paper for a cute Valentine rose! Create personalized Valentines with your child!
·         Heart Wreath: Cut strips of construction paper the same length. Fold in half, Then, bend the ends to the inside and glue together to create a heart. Next, glue the hearts side by side until a circle or a heart is formed. This will create an easy and festive heart wreath!
·         Valentine Tree: Another fun craft to create with your child is a Valentine Tree, made from your child’s handprint! First, trace your child’s hand on brown paper to make the tree trunk. Cut out and set aside. Next, create open hearts as directed above under Heart Wreath. Glue the open hearts together side by side ad glue down onto the handprint until the top of the tree is filled. This will create a wonderful memory to keep forever!
So, no matter what activity you chose to do with your child on Valentine’s Day, the most important thing is spending quality time together. Pick an activity or two and have a wonderful Valentine’s Day! 

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