Why not celebrate this Valentine’s Day as a special family day? Using this winter holiday as a time of family togetherness is a fun way to share the love.
Kids Activities Blog is in favor of activities that can bring families closer together. A day devoted to love is the perfect time to celebrate family day!
This Valentines Day there are lots of ways to celebrate family love. Here are some simple ways we can show love to our families:
- No Complaints – Use the 24hr period of Valentines Day to ban complaints. Parents included! Someone who is positive is more pleasant to be around!
- Go on a date together as a whole family - Is there a family event or place that your kids enjoy where you can be together? We love going to play centers and the park if the weather is nice.
- Be the first to apologize – If you have done something hurtful or inconsiderate take this time to apologize. As a parent, it is often hard to admit when we are wrong, and yet, apologizing can bring you closer together!
- Tell a love story – Tell the kids one of the reasons that you fell in love with their dad, in front of him (even if you are separated from your child’s father, this is good for your kid to hear).
- Share the love – Tell your family members that you love them – it is amazing how important those words are!
- Share a meal – Have a picnic as a family. As it is cold out we have our picnics on a sheet spread out on the Living room floor. The change of scenery makes the meal more exciting for the kids, the paper plates make clean-up fun for me!
- Create a surprise – Encourage your kids do help you with a surprise for your hubby (or for another family member). You can decorate a welcome home banner, decorate pictures, bring him something at work, be creative. Think about doing a family secret pal activity.
- Be close – Cuddle together as a family. If your kids are young, have a tickle-fest! My preschoolers love being with their mommy & daddy.
- Be thankful – Look for three things to thank each of your family members for throughout the day.
- Be thoughtful – Make an extra effort to actively listen to to your children and your spouse. Ask them leading questions to encourage them to talk to you.
Valentines Day as Family Day
There are lots of ways you can celebrate this Valentines Day in a special family way. The main thing is to step back and think about what might make a special memory beyond flowers and candy…