On February 14, people across the United States and in other places around the world celebrate Valentine's Day by exchanging tokens of affection or friendship
Here are some home celebrations to try with your little Valentines.
- Make a Valentine's Day table centerpiece. Cut out heart shapes from red and pink construction paper. Glue the hearts onto pixie sticks and put them in a jar filled with conversation hearts. This simple activity is fun to do with kids and adds a festive touch to any table.
- Prepare cookie dough with heart shaped cutters. Kids love to roll out the cookie dough and then make heart shapes out of it. After cooking them, decorate the heart cookies with red or pink icing and sprinkles.
- Have heart shaped pasta for dinner. You can buy this fun heart shaped pasta at World Market or Fresh Market Stores. You can also make a heart bracelet out of the pasta. Simply string it on a thin red or pink ribbon.
- Read books with a Valentine's Day theme.
- Make homemade Valentine's Day Cards. Use red and pink construction paper and white doillys to create your own personal Valentines. The Yogurt Shoppe in Pacific Palisades is seeking a Valentine! If you come in with a card just for the shop, you will get $1 off your order.
- Wind down your Valentine's day with some yoga. Try doing Easy Pose where you sit cross legged and simply breathe in and out through your nose. This is a great posture to help kids learn to unwind and focus on their breath.
The above activities are great ways to bond with children on Valentine's Day, and to show them how much they mean to you!