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.
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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.
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 theCBeebies website.Children's board game manufacturer Orchard Toys have created some downloadable worksheets for making your own cards.
Country Living have put together some great ideas for Valentine themed family games.
Doozy Cards have created a range of kid-friendly free e-cards that can be sent to family members and friends that you may not be able to see face-to-face.
Home education provider Twinkl have a number of resources for Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. If you do not have a subscription, it is still possible to access these activities by signing up for a free trial.
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