Fun Valentine's Day Ideas
Here are a few unique ways kids can celebrate Valentine's Day.
1. Do a good deed for a complete stranger.This should only be done with permission and supervision of a parent or guardian. Some ideas might be to hold the door open for people, offer to carry an elderly lady’s groceries to her car, walk someone’s dog, or shovel a neighbor's sidewalk after a snowstorm. You would be surprised what an impact this can make on someone’s life and it will help teach kids the meaning of love and caring for others.
2. Take a picture of your family that kids can share with friends or classmates. Using Photoshop, you can add a heart or red background to enhance the image before sharing. Then post on social media or send via email to friends.
3. Have kids write a song or poem for a special friend. This is a good activity to do any time of year. But during Valentine’s, they could compose a song and record it using podcasting equipment on the computer or a digital tape recorder, then upload it to a friends Facebook page or send via email. Alternately, they could burn a cd and give it the person in the real world.
4. Write a book about a special friend who means a lot. This could also be done for grandmothers, uncles, cousins, or teachers who influenced them. Let them choose who they would like to make the book about and have them include memories from their childhood, then dress it up in heart themes.
5. Have kids make a list of all of the people they consider their Valentines. This should include everyone in their family, extended family, friends, and people who have made a difference in their lives. Out beside the names, they can write one-liners as to how they have helped them and why they appreciate them so much. This will serve to help them think about what they have to be thankful for, and the special people in their lives that make life special.
The history of Valentine’s Day goes back several centuries, but we still enjoy this special holiday today. However we celebrate it, it should include everyone we care about, and kids should learn that any day is a good day to say how much we appreciate those who help make life grand.