13 Kids Valentines Day Activities for Kansas City Families (All Week!)

Valentine’s Day will be here in a flash…so spend quality family time together with these fun Valentine’s Day activities & ideas your kids will love.  

We found fun family activities for Valentine’s Day & other ideas for things to do with your kids. Take a look…

Valentines Day Activities for Kids

Valentine’s Day isn’t just about flowers and boxes of heart shaped candies. It’s about sharing love & appreciation for the special people in your life, while enjoying time together.

There are many Valentine’s Day activities you can do as a family. Spending time together – creating memories – is the best way to show them how much you care.

You can also explore:

Valentines Day Activities All Week:

These fun things to do on Valentines Day give a gift from the heart by spending time together. Turn it into a celebration of love!

1. Sky Zone Valentine’s Week Activities

Toddler activities will be happening all week during Valentine’s-themed Little Leapers all week leading up to Valentine’s

Then, “Sweethearts GLOW” will happen on Saturday, Feb 13th.

** More info & links to come from Sky Zone Lee’s Summit & Sky Zone KC. Keep an eye out on FB events.

2. Valentines-Themed Cooking Classes with the Family

Take a Valentine’s themed cooking class with the whole family instead of going out to eat this year.

Kansas Residents: Check out Taste Buds Kitchen for cooking creations. There are many Valentines Day-themed cooking classes, including:

  • Heart Cupcakes Class – multiple classes available. (2-8 years old w/ adult)
  • Valentines Love Shack Class (family class)
  • Valentine’s Day Berry Poptarts (2-8 years old w/ adult)
  • Bonus for adults: Handmade Pasta Couples Class (18+)
  • Bonus for adults: Valentine’s Day Cookie Decorating Class (18+)

3. Create Heart-Themed Ceramics or Pottery

Take the kids to create their own Valentine’s Day works of art at Paint, Glaze, and Fire or Ceramic Cafe

These cute pieces will bring back memories for years to come…plus it’s fun! You can find an assortment of Valentine’s Day themed pieces that your kids can make uniquely their own.

Pro-tip: Try doing a hand print plate that your family can cherish for years and years to come.

4. Parents Night Out at Code Ninjas

Sunday, February 14th, 2021; 5:00 – 7:30 pm

Code Ninjas Olathe & Lenexa locations are offering a Parents’ Night Out on Valentine’s Day!

Kids will enjoy video games, STEM activities and make friends while you have a night out! Parents will be entered to win a special Valentine’s Day basket with a $50 gift card to Tanners bar and grill, chocolates, coffee and more.

5. Shop Just Between Friends OP

You can shop the JBF Sale in Overland Park all Valentine’s Weekend! The sale runs from Thursday, February 11th to Sunday, February 14th. If you’re looking for Valentine’s gifts for kids, you can find treasures here…

Or, just shop for yourself and have a self-love Valentine’s Day. Find more info on the sale.

6. Family Date Out to Eat – Kids Eat FREE!

There are many places in KC where kids eat free on Sundays. So go on a family dinner date…while saving some money! Cha-ching.

It’s the perfect time for a family date! Or you have other options…

Whether you want to go on a couple date or an adult date, there are tons of ideas perfect for any type of family. Some of our favorites for families are:

  • Cooking dinner at home together
  • Going out for a movie (& dinner)
  • Scavenger hint

7. Place a Heart Locks on Old Red Bridge

Grab a lock, write your family’s names on it and lock it to the bridge! This is a great way to show your family locking their love together. This is a tradition that happens all around the world, so grab your lock!

8. Make Heart-Shaped Pancakes

Food makes everything better. …right?

Have family breakfast on Valentine’s Day with heart shaped food! You can make heart shaped pancakes pretty easily…or cut fruit into hearts 🙂

Explore other V-Day breakfast ideas too:

Valentines Breakfast Ideas for Kids

9.  A Day of Crafts

Make it a day of little surprises with fun activities that the family can enjoy.

Explore Valentines Craft Ideas including, Jello monsters, heart stamps, heart sun catchers & more. You can also find tons of other Valentine’s Day crafts & card ideas on Pinterest too!

It doesn’t even need to be on Valentine’s Day. Family craft time on a Saturday will do just fine.

10. Catch a Movie

There’s something special about going to the movies. Maybe it’s an adventure?

Check out the upcoming schedule of movies at a B&B Theatre near you.

Pro-tip: If you have little ones, B&B Theatres in Lee’s Summit, Shawnee, & Liberty offer tunnels INSIDE the theater at ScreenPLAY! Kids can burn off some energy before the show. …that nap after will be an extra Valentine’s Day present for the parents!

11. Snail Mail Valentines

A fun Valentine’s Day tradition is to create hand-written Valentine’s Day cards for your children or the entire family before V-Day.

Then, drop it in the mail to be delivered to your home!

…doesn’t everyone love getting mail? This fun activity can also teach your child how to properly address a letter.

12. Have a Read & Feed Day at Home

This one might be best reserved for the weekend but it is a great activity none-the-less.

Snuggling and reading together is always fun with your loved ones. There are many children’s books that say ‘I love you’.

Create simple snacks or appetizers, then lounge around in your comfy clothes with warm blankets and hot cocoa. Relaxing together is a great way to relieve stress too!

13. Valentine’s Day Party at Home

Have a little Valentine’s Day celebration at home with cute plates, cups, and napkins. You can always find goodies at the Dollar Tree…for cheap!

Whatever you choose to do, I hope your Valentine’s Day is special!

Be sure you click below to sign up for THE SCOOP, so you don’t miss any fun things to do in Kansas City.

Cancelled for 2021:

Will Zoo Be Mine at KC Zoo

Explore love in the animal kingdom at The Kansas City Zoo’s Will Zoo Be Mine event!

Families can learn about how different animals find love in the wild. If your children are into animals, this is a fun event for them to learn while enjoying time together.

Kids Night Out ON V-Day!

Kansas City Young Audiences is hosting a kids night out (Parents Night Off) ON Valentines Day! You must sign-up before, but they have easy online enrollment.

Children 5 to 13 years old can come have fun from 6 to 10 pm, while you’re out on a Valentines Day date. There will be dancing, art activities, pizza, drinks & fun…

Parents! Drop your kids (ages 5-13) off for a unique opportunity to to be creative and have fun with their friends at KCYA and then you can have your very own Valentine’s night out!

The Valentines Day event will be from 10 am to 2 pm, February 8th & 9th. (Saturday & Sunday)