Posted by: Jacquie Fisher   

Valentine Ideas for Kids {with free printable coupons!}

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)!

 

valentine ideas for kids

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!

Early Spring Scavenger Hunt

Valentine's Scavenger Hunt

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

Kids love to explore outside!  Head outdoors for a nature walk, do a fun observation activity or take a walk under the stars at night.

 

Explore a New Playground

Take along this printable Playground Scavenger Hunt to see what new equipment you can find!

 

Family Movie Time!

100+ Classic Family Movie Titles

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.

 

valentine books for kids

 

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:

Happy Valentine's Day, Mouse! (If You Give...)

Happy Valentine's Day, Curious George

The Night before Valentine's Day

Little Critter: Happy Valentine's Day, Little Critter!

Junie B. Jones and the Mushy Gushy Valentime or Junie B. My Valentime both make super funny read-alouds!

Love You Forever

Guess How Much I Love You

I Love You, Stinky Face

Wherever You Are: My Love Will Find You

How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You?

 

Science Discovery

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.

 

 

Valentine Coupons for Kids 

 

For You:  Printable Valentine's Coupons

 

How do you celebrate Valentine's Day with the kids?

 

 

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Comments

 
Guest - Kiley on Tuesday, 05 February 2013 23:10

Love this idea and all the lists that go with it! I'm going to share it on my page next week. Thank you!

Love this idea and all the lists that go with it! I'm going to share it on my page next week. Thank you!
Guest - Sinea on Sunday, 19 January 2014 02:23

I am a preschool teacher and I have to tell you that a surprise "love letter" from mom or dad in the lunchbox is a thrill to the little ones. What a nifty idea to make it so special for Valentines Day!

My blog hop goes live on Ducks 'n a Row Tuesday eve at 7pm est. Would you please stop by and share this? My readers will love it!

I am a preschool teacher and I have to tell you that a surprise "love letter" from mom or dad in the lunchbox is a thrill to the little ones. What a nifty idea to make it so special for Valentines Day! My blog hop goes live on Ducks 'n a Row Tuesday eve at 7pm est. Would you please stop by and share this? My readers will love it!
Guest - maryanne @ mama smiles on Monday, 03 February 2014 06:21

What great ideas! I love all the fun people build into Valentine's Day for kids!

What great ideas! I love all the fun people build into Valentine's Day for kids!
Guest - Charlotte on Thursday, 22 January 2015 00:56

Just to let you know, you've been featured this week on The Frugal Family Linky! :D. This weeks linky is now open so feel free to come by and link up some more family friendly posts :) x

Just to let you know, you've been featured this week on The Frugal Family Linky! :D. This weeks linky is now open so feel free to come by and link up some more family friendly posts :) x
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