Valentine’s Day was meant to be a
kid’s holiday. It gets messy and
complicated in the hands of adults. But
when children are involved, it is fun and pure, full of love and sweets and
conversation hearts for everyone. Nobody
gets left out, which is the way it is supposed to be.
This Valentine’s Day, let’s all
follow our children’s lead and make it a time to be kinder than necessary, to
send valentines to all our friends, and to spread as much love as possible
throughout the day. Here are some ideas
to show your children how much you adore them, starting from the moment they
wake up and ending at bedtime.
Leave Morning Love Notes
Write all your favorite things about them on paper hearts and post them
throughout the house. Also, tuck the notes into their backpacks and lunch boxes for
them to find throughout the day.
Sit down at the table
with all of your craft supplies, and spend an afternoon designing handmade cards
for your friends and family. Talk to
your children about each person you are making a valentine for. Click here for lots of great
Make Heart-Shaped Pizzas for Dinner
Roll the dough into
the shape of a heart as instructed in this recipe and let your
kids top their own pizzas with pepperoni, sausage, vegetables and whatever
else their heart desires.
Read Sweet, Loving Bedtime Stories
End the day talking to
your children about the best part of their holiday and then read them books
about love. Two classics that I always
go back to are Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney and Love You Forever by Robert Munsch.
And most importantly,
don’t forget to share the love.