13 Family Valentines Day Activities for All Ages – Show the Love!
I think we can all agree…how is it already the middle of January? February 14th will be here in a flash.
So, we found fun family things to do on Valentine’s Day & ideas for v-day activities for kids:
Family Valentines Day Activities the Kids Will Love
Valentine’s Day isn’t just about flowers and boxes of heart shaped candies.
It’s about sharing your love & appreciation for the special people in your life, while enjoying time together.
There are many Valentine’s Day ideas that show your friends & family love…which aren’t physical gifts.
Spending time together – creating memories – is the best way to show them how much you care.
Give a gift from the heart – spend some time together
These fun things to do on Valentines Day turn it into a celebration of love!
1. Stock up on Valentine’s Day Goodies
Have a little Valentine’s Day celebration at home with cute plates, cups, and napkins.
You can find party supplies at locally owned, US Toy.
Order supplies online or shop in person at their store off of i-435 and State Line Road.
2. Make Heart-Shaped Pancakes
Food makes everything better.
Have family breakfast on Valentine’s Day with heart shaped food! You can make heart shaped pancakes pretty easily…or cut fruit into hearts 🙂
3. Create Heart Candy Box
Build a heart-shaped box with your child, perfect for a gift or to keep their Valentine’s Day candy in!
Participating Home Depot locations are hosting a Valentine’s Day workshop for kids.
This is a fun, free thing to do on Valentine’s Day with your kiddos.
All kids must be registered and accompanied by at adult. Head to Home Depot on Saturday, Febuary 2nd from 9:00 am to Noon to participate.
Children receive a certificate of achievement, workshop apron, pin, & their project.
Find where you can make a V-Day craft in KC!
4. Create a Heart Themed Masterpiece
Take the kids to create their own Valentine’s Day works of art.
These cute pieces will bring back memories for years to come…plus it’s fun!
Try doing a hand print plate that your family can cherish for years and years to come.
5. Take a Ferris Wheel Ride
February 14th is not only a day to celebrate the people you love, but also a day to celebrate your love for Ferris Wheels.
Honor National Ferris Wheel day by taking a free ride at Scheels.
6. Family Date Night or Date Night
Paradise Park in Lee’s Summit offers fun date night deals & other packages – great for couples and for the entire family.
On Friday, their new date night deal includes a large single-topping pizza, All-You-Can-Play Game Card and your choice of 1 Adventure Attraction to enjoy together. $25 per couple.
7. Get Cooking with the Family
Take a Valentine’s themed cooking class with the whole family instead of going out to eat this year.
Missouri Residents: Head over to The Cooking Station in Lee’s Summit for food fun.
Kansas Residents: Check out Taste Buds Kitchen for cooking creations.
8. Catch A Flick
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!
9. A Day of Crafts
Make it a day of little surprises with fun activities that the family can enjoy.
Create cards using these Valentines Ideas, then give them to each other as gifts. 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. Family Dinner
Valentine’s Day falls on a Thursday this year, so it’s not exactly an ideal time for a celebration.
But…you could check out that restaurant you know your fam loves, or try a new place.
Skip the gifts and splurge on a yummy dessert!
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!
Bonus Valentine’s Day Idea for the Adults:
Kiss & Tail at KC Zoo
Explore love in the animal kingdom at The Kansas City Zoo’s Kiss & Tail!
This is an adults only event – Saturday, February 9th from 6:30 to 9:30
The event starts at 6:30 with live music at starters. Then, enjoy comedy show bit about jungle love.
You are sure to laugh at the hilarious actors from Living Room Theatre!
Whatever you choose to do, I hope your Valentine’s Day is special!
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From our family to yours, iFamilyKC.