3 Simple Tips for Celebrating Valentine's Day with Kids

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Valentine’s Day is a day of love, but sometimes it can become a day of hurt if receiving Valentine’s Day cards becomes more of a popularity contest. These 3 simple tips can help you celebrate Valentine’s Day with your kids.

  1. Talk about the meaning of Valentine’s Day – to show love and appreciation for people in our life.
  2. Find out the classroom policy about giving Valentine’s Day cards. Are the children expected to give one to every child in the class? If so explain to your child that by giving Valentine’s to everyone, you are showing gratitude for all the people in his or her class. If your child prefers not to give Valentine’s cards, ask why and respect where your child is at.
  3. Start family traditions of making Valentine’s Day cards or gifts for each other. Make special heart shaped treats or crafts together.

What tips do you have for keeping Valentine’s Day as a true day of love?

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3 Responses to “3 Simple Tips for Celebrating Valentine's Day with Kids”

  1. Elana Kahn February 6, 2013 at 5:22 am #

    These are some great ideas! My hubby isn’t a huge Valentine’s Day guy, so I’m going to try to get him more in the spirit this year so we can show our kids about the love of the day. I know they won’t be getting any of that in school. Thanks for a great post!

  2. Michelle February 6, 2013 at 8:11 am #

    So glad you liked the post. We will be posting more crafts in the days to come!
    Happy Valentine’s Day!

  3. Emily February 6, 2013 at 6:39 pm #

    It’s so smart to discuss the reason for the holiday – It’s so easy to get caught up in celebrating and forget that kids might not realize why we do it 🙂