Valentine’s Day is all about love, friendship and an opportunity to do fun things with the kids! There are so many ways to make Valentine’s Day special with the family that mostly require your time and a little construction paper! AlpharettaMoms.Org offers suggestions from outdoor activities to baking and crafts.
Go Outdoors: Take a family bicycle ride or hike on the Big Creek Greenway. Visit Chattahoochee Nature Center or Autrey Mill Nature Center and participate in their family activities or hikes. Local Recreation Center’s usually have a Valentine Dance and Craft activities to register for.
Bake: Bake heart shaped cookies and decorate with the kids to get in the holiday spirit!
Crafts: Fun and simple crafts to make with the kids are easy to find on Pinterest or Purchase at Michael’s or JoAnn Fabrics. Some suggestions include:
Use construction paper and decorate/write notes to loved ones. Cut lace paper or other paper into a heart shape to glue on and use simple paint to draw with.
Make a handprint heart on paper and place in typography frame found at Wal-Mart for $2.50 (idea from www.b-inspiredmama.com). The kids paint their handprints, place on heart-shaped paper decorated with rhinestones and glitter, write name and year before placing in the frame.
Flower pots with tulips and ribbon make a great gift. Paint and decorate the pot or print out a family picture and glue it on!
Make a cute Monkey Valentine Craft. Use 4 strips of brown construction paper and fold back and forth. These will be the monkey’s arms and legs. Cut a body, face, ears, mouth, and nose from paper. Glue them together. Use a black marker to draw the eyes and nostrils. Bring the arms together and glue them. Add a red heart to the monkey’s chest and one he’s holding. Write “I’m BANANAS 4 U!” on the heart. Add a monkey tail and two brown hearts to the feet. (www.craftymorning.com)
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