Valentine's activities for families

We have pulled together some activities to get involved in as a family this Valentine’s Day from the creative to educational and informative videos.  These Valentine’s activities can all be done at home and many require adult supervision.

 

If you have any Valentine’s activities for kids or traditions that your family enjoy – send us an email and let us know at lisa@writeplacemedia.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

1. Find out more about the origins of Valentine's Day

BBC Newsround have created a great animated video about why we celebrate Valentines Day and the National Geographic Kids website has a detailed feature on Valentine's Day through the years. CBBC have also collected some activities, videos and fun resources themed around the day for children of all ages.

2. Valentine's recipes for kids

There are lots of fantastic and easy recipes themed around Valentine's Day.  The BBC Good Food website has listed a number of Valentine's projects including love bug biscuits and melting heart muffins.  The excellent blog My Kids Lick The Bowl has collated 30 Valentine ideas that are healthy including fruity breakfast sundaes and heart-themed bento box meals. 

Supermarket websites are always a great resource for low-cost and accessible meal ideas for families.  Asda has curated a Valentine's collection of recipes including these cake lollies and shortbread heart kisses.  We also really like these jam hearts and shaped chocolate cupcakes on the Tesco website.

 

3. Valentine's crafts for families

We have collated dozens of Valentine's craft ideas on our brand new Pinterest board including many that are low-cost and eco-friendly.  The excellent Activity Village website has pulled together a number of great creative projects for the event that are easy to download and complete.  Hobbycraft .have instructions for craft activities for all ages and levels on their site with easy to source materials.  Younger family members should particularly enjoy the Valentine's heart that can be found on the CBeebies website.  Children's board game manufacturer Orchard Toys have created some downloadable worksheets for making your own cards. 

 

4. Valentine's videos for kids

Horrible Histories have some compilation videos on iPlayer based around their more romantic sketches.  Visit the streaming site to view 'Ridiculous Romance' from series 5 and 'Ridiculous Romantics' from series 7.  Younger views may enjoy this lighthearted  compilation of love themed moments from Hey Duggee.

 

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