I know that we show our kids how much we love them every day of the year but sometimes it's fun to surprise them on Valentine's Day.
These Valentine ideas for kids are the perfect no-candy option that will give the family some time to enjoy together!
We've put together a set of free printable Valentine coupons for all types of fun activities!
You can put one in their lunchbox each day, sneak them next to their dinner plate or give them the whole sheet as a Valentine (to be redeemed in the coming weeks)!
The coupon set includes simple-to-do activities like family movie time, taking a nature walk or cuddling up with a book. You know me, life is already complicated enough so activities with too much prep time mean they probably won't get done ;)
You can print your set of free Valentine coupons with the link at the bottom of the post.
For each of the coupon activities, we've listed some fun options below to choose from so it's super easy to plan some 'love time' with the kids. You'll find links to free printables, activity ideas and some affiliate items that we love to use!
Here are a few ideas to go with each coupon:
Scavenger Hunt Fun
Head out on a scavenger hunt together!
ABC Scavenger Hunt from Dr. Play Mom
plus 12 Months of Scavenger Hunt ideas if you're looking for more!
Enjoy Some Nature Time Together
Explore a New Playground
Take along this printable Playground Scavenger Hunt to see what new equipment you can find!
Family Movie Time!
Watch the Charlie Brown Valentine specials - ABC will usually announce the times later this month so use the link to find our when they will be showing in your area.
Fun Valentine Books for Storytime Together
Whether you choose something silly or touching, reading side-by-side is a wonderful way to spend some quality time together.
We've rounded up a few of our favorite books along with their affiliate links so you can learn more about each title:
Try a fun science experiment - kids love to learn about the cause and effect of these projects!
Here's a fun Valentine science activity from Inspiration Laboratories for using candy hearts (great way to have fun with some of the holiday candy).
You can also make your own color changing carnation flowers with this Sick Science! video from Steve Spangler Science!
Game Night - Kids Choice
Let the kids pick the game - charades, cards, Twister (or maybe they'll choose something you'll have a chance to win)!
Here's a few fun themed Valentine games for the evening --
Play Hearts (the card game) -- you can find directions here if you're not familiar with it.
Have a Candy Stacking Contest like this one from Tiny Tiara Parties
Print out these great Valentine BINGO cards from Lil Luna
Add in a Surprise Activity!
Here's 20+ ideas for fun things to do to make your child's day a little more special.
For You: Printable Valentine's Coupons
How do you celebrate Valentine's Day with the kids?
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