Candy, cards, flowers, hearts. What’s not to love about Valentine’s Day? Preschoolers will fall in love with any holiday if they see YOU excited about it! This year, Valentine’s Day falls on the weekend, and there are so many ways you can make it special for your family and others in the community!
Preschoolers spell love T-I-M-E. There are plenty of ways you can spend time together on this special day. Try reading a Valentine’s themed book together such as The Berenstain Bears’ Funny Valentine or Happy Valentine’s Day, Curious George! Bring your preschooler into the kitchen and make a special breakfast or lunch together. Children love arts and crafts. How about helping them make their own Valentine’s Day t-shirt? Or, you can cut out paper hearts together and use them to write things you love about your family. Another idea is to write clues on the heart cut outs and have your own Valentine’s Day treasure hunt (with all the candy, cards, and goodies as the treasure, of course)!
Because Valentine’s Day is all about showing others how much you love them, you can use it as an opportunity to teach your children to love their community. Keep in mind that social distancing guidelines will be in place anywhere you go, but don’t let it stop you from safely brightening someone else’s day. Maybe you could call the local nursing home and ask if you could drop off some Valentines for the residents. There may be a pediatric ward at the local hospital that would love to pass out cards and goodies to the children there for you. Take some treats to your local heroes–firemen and police officers, doctors and nurses, librarians, postal employees, the list is endless!
Get your creative juices flowing and have fun spending time with your young ones at home and throughout the community this Valentine’s Day!
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