While I was finishing my last post on Valentine’s Day sales and promotions I was already mentally writing this one. With Valentine’s Day only slightly more than two weeks away, I figured I better hurry up and find some great children activities for the holiday we love to love.
I assumed my favorite children’s websites for printable activities would have special crafts online, available to download. I was right! In no particular order here are some fun activities for children and other thoughtful resources for parents.
PBS Parents offer lots of ideas to get you in the holiday spirit. For parents are several links to various articles and resources about feelings, diversity, and other characteristics that are perfect to teach around this time through books and games, as well as recipes to share with your family.
PBS Kids includes printable activities, coloring pages, and e-cards of all your favorite, educational friends. It also lists information about special programming on February 13th with the heart-filled theme.
Depending on how ambitious you’re feeling, check out Martha Stewart’s website for kids activities. (Here for more adult sized activities…not that adult… ;-P) Includes everything from cards, cute packaging, candies, and soap! Very cute and surprisingly easy to put together. Be prepared for printing the templates…I made several of them successfully. Some I gave up.
Here are four of the 27 Valentine’s Day crafts
Index for all Martha Stewart activities online for Valentine’s.
Nick Jr’s Valentine’s also jumped on the Valentine’s Day bandwagon with their dedicated site too. The front page is an advent calendar that your child can return each day to click different dates for a fun surprise to open. Grouped by week, view previous weeks and come back each week to unlock more. My daughter’s favorite, Olivia, remains to be unlocked!
All Valentine’s Day printable activities for many different ages…I have always been very impressed with Nick Jr.’s printable activities…they’re definitely a step higher than most. I hate the ones that only offer coloring pages, my daughter doesn’t stay entertained with coloring but crafts will keep her busy for hours!
Chuck E Cheese is offering this FREE printable Valentine card w/ a coupon for 5 FREE tokens. Your child can give all of their friends 5 tokens while saying Happy Valentine’s Day! Expires 3/2.