Books and Projects for Valentine's Day

February 5, 2020

Some years we just have a special dinner with chocolate hearts by each place setting, and other years we make handmade Valentine’s Cards and host a party, but even the simplest of celebrations can brighten up your child’s day.

I’m a huge fan of holidays, they provide an excuse to celebrate, and I think that we especially need something to celebrate during the cold days of winter. Valentine’s Day, falling in the middle of February, is one of those milestones that says we are making it through the winter.

Some years we just have a special dinner with chocolate hearts by each place setting, and other years we make handmade Valentine’s Cards and host a party, but even the simplest of celebrations can brighten up your child’s day.

Here are a few suggestions for your own celebration.

  • Make Valentine’s Cards and send them to friends.

  • Bake Heart Shaped Sugar Cookies (use our Solar System Cookie Recipe and cut them in heart shapes).

  • Have a Cupcake Walk Place heart shapes on the floor with numbers on them. Put corresponding numbers on mini cupcakes. Play music. Stop the music and when your child lands on a heart with a number corresponding to the cupcake they get to eat it. If there are several children, call out a number when the music stops and the child on that number will get to pick a cupcake. This could also be done with non-food prizes.

  • Have a Valentine’s Day Picnic (indoors if the weather is bad). Pack heart-shaped foods and lay out a pink blanket. Read Valentine’s themed books while you relax together.

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I love reading books about holidays, and these are a few that you might enjoy:

and this one, while not specifically about Valentine’s Day, has a lot to say about a healthy, whole inner life.

If you love seasonal learning, check out The Spring Guide and Nourishing Nature Meadow Guide. Each of these guides include lovely activities for developing fine motor skills in young children alongside beautiful literature.

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