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7 Creative Valentine’s Day Family Activities

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, but the holiday festivities aren’t just for couples! While there is nothing sweeter than spending time with your significant other, the love-filled day can also be a day to celebrate with the whole family.

Happy Valentine’s Day from our family to yours! Check out some of these family-friendly activities to celebrate this holiday! Click To Tweet

Valentine’s Day Ideas for Your Family

How are you planning to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year? Usually, a day that’s surrounded by flowers, chocolate truffles, and romantic dinners for two, we think it’s a great opportunity to come together as a family, especially if you have a child with autism. Take a look at some of our favorite ways to get your little ones involved in spreading a little love and participating in this special day!

  1. Make homemade Valentine’s day cards
  2. Share words of encouragement
  3. Bake something sweet and delicious
  4. Plan a movie night
  5. Make a heart-shaped breakfast
  6. Have a picnic
  7. Let the kids plan the day

1) Make homemade Valentine’s day cards

Creating a valentine card out of construction paper is a simple way for your kids to express themselves! Whether it’s a free printable from your favorite craft website or an imaginative painting, simple valentine’s cards give children of all ages the opportunity to make a gift for someone special.

2) Share words of encouragement

One of the easiest ways to involve your children in the festivities of Valentine’s Day is with a discussion! Set aside time as a family to grab a notepad and write a list of 5 things that each person loves about each family member. It’s a great way to let your children express their emotions and form thoughts around how they feel about their family

3) Bake something sweet and delicious

There’s no better excuse than a holiday to bake something sweet! Whether it’s something chocolate, pink, or full of sprinkles, Valentine’s Day is a great time to find a new dessert recipe and try it out as a family!

4) Plan a movie night

Sharing a movie is a great way to relax and enjoy time together at home, especially if it’s cold outside. Make it extra special by cooking some popcorn, wearing pajamas, and having a sleepover in the living room!

5) Make a heart-shaped breakfast meal

Breakfast is one of those meals that can be enjoyed at all hours of the day, especially on a holiday! From eggs to pancakes and sausage, anything breakfast-related can be turned into a heart!

6) Have a picnic

In Houston, we get to enjoy beautiful weather year-round. If the weather is warm enough and your children are comfortable with public outings, a picnic might be an idea for your family to celebrate Valentine’s Day outdoors. Bring a blanket or find the nearest park to make a memory everyone will remember!

7) Let the kids plan the day

Still not sure how to celebrate the love-filled day with your whole family? Let your kids decide what to do to make it a day completely unique to your family’s likes and dislikes. Whether it’s picking the meal choices or activity, children have the ability to come up with ideas that will remind you just how much fun it is to spend time together.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Regardless of how you spend this coming holiday, we hope you’re able to spread the love to those you love.

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