5 ways to show kids love
Published: January 25, 2023
Valentine’s Day is traditionally a time for couples to express their love for one another, but it is also a great chance to show your children how much you love them too. While children typically exchange cards and small gifts on Valentine’s Day, this year try starting some fun new traditions for your family.
How Sweet It Is. Just once a year it can’t hurt to have dessert before your meal. Offer cake or ice cream first and let the kids indulge without having to eat their veggies first.
Heart to Heart. After your dessert-first dinner, serve up some fun Valentine’s Day themed meals. Heart-shaped pancakes or heart-shaped pizza are both fun and easy. Get the kids involved in the kitchen to make special memories.
Date Night. Many people go on a date with their significant other to celebrate Valentine’s Day but consider taking your child on a “date” to a place of their choice. If you have more than one child, each parent can pair off or take turns so all kids get to participate.
Cuddle Up. If going out isn’t for your family, set aside time to snuggle on the couch and watch a movie with those you love. Make popcorn, put on some comfortable pajamas and spend some time together. To make it festive, add red sprinkles to the popcorn and choose movies that have a love theme.
Declare Your Love. The simplest way to show others you care is to tell them. Have each family member state one reason why they love the others. Or, write them down, read them as a group and tuck them away in a special envelope and pull them out year after year to reread them.