Tips For Celebrating their first Valentine's Day!

 Valentine's Day is a special occasion to express love and affection, and as parents, it's a wonderful opportunity to celebrate with your young children and babies. While it may seem challenging to involve them in this romantic holiday, there are plenty of fun and meaningful ways to make the day memorable for the whole family. Whether it's their first Valentine's Day or not, here are some ideas to celebrate this day of love with your little ones:

1. Create Handmade Valentine's Cards: Encourage your children to get creative and make handmade Valentine's cards for their family members. Provide them with colored paper, crayons, stickers, and glitter to add a personal touch. This activity not only allows them to express their creativity but also teaches them the value of giving and sharing love. If your child is too small to get hands on with crafting, take the opportunity to paint their feet and print a heart shaped picture of your little love bugs tiny toes to treasure forever!


2. Plan a Family Photoshoot: Dress up your little ones in adorable Valentine's Day-themed outfits and arrange a family photoshoot. Our Heart print bib would make the perfect accessory to any valentine outfit! Then capture the precious moments and create lasting memories! You can also include props like heart-shaped balloons or a love-themed backdrop to make it extra special.  Even simple colour theming is enough to celebrate the day and save on costs; just choose any red or pink clothes you already have, or items with hearts or cute prints!


3. Bake and Decorate Valentine's Cookies: Spend quality time in the kitchen with your children by baking and decorating heart-shaped cookies. Let them help you mix the ingredients, cut out the shapes, and decorate with colorful icing and sprinkles. This activity is not only fun but also allows them to develop their fine motor skills, or if they are too small to join in they can certainly enjoy watching the process and smelling them bake!


4. Have a Valentine's Day Picnic: If the weather permits, organize a picnic in your garden or a nearby park. Pack a picnic basket filled with heart-shaped sandwiches, fruit skewers, and heart-shaped cookies. Spread a cozy blanket, and enjoy a lovely outdoor meal together as a family.


5. Read Valentine's Day Books: Choose age-appropriate Valentine's Day books and read them aloud to your children. This is a great way to introduce the concept of love and kindness. Some popular titles include "Love from The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle and "Llama Llama I Love You" by Anna Dewdney.


6. Create a Love-themed Sensory Bin: Fill a large container with colored rice, heart-shaped confetti, and small toys or objects related to love. Let your little ones explore and play with the sensory bin. This activity stimulates their senses and promotes cognitive development.


7. Plan a Family Dance Party: Clear out some space in your living room, turn on some upbeat music, and have a family dance party. Dance, sing, and celebrate being a family together. You can even teach your children some simple dance moves or create a playlist with their favorite love songs.


8. Make Heart-shaped Handprint Art: Use washable paint to create heart-shaped handprint art with your children. Dip their hands in paint and help them press their handprints onto a canvas or paper in the shape of a heart. This craft activity not only allows them to explore different textures but also creates a beautiful keepsake.


Remember, the most important thing is to spend quality time with your children and show them love and affection! These fun and creative activities will not only make Valentine's Day special for your little ones but also strengthen the bond within your family. Happy Valentine's Day!