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Five Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Your Children

Get your child in the Valentine’s Day spirit with these fun holiday themed activities! From crafts to baking to cuddling up on the couch for a magical night watching Disney movies, we have everything you need for a memorable Valentine’s Day.

Make Valentine’s Day Cards

What’s Valentine’s Day without cards? Use the holiday to let your child’s creativity loose! From simple drawings to glitter and lots of glue, your child is sure to have a blast creating cards unique to them. Check out our Pinterest board for clever card inspiration.

Bake Heart Shaped Cookies

Some of you may never want to see a baking pan again after all of those pies and cookies you baked for Thanksgiving and Christmas, but for those who haven’t turned in their mixers, Valentine’s cookies are always a crowd-pleaser. Heart shaped cookie cutters, frosting, and sprinkles provide another creative way to celebrate the holiday with your child. To make it easy you can pick up pre-made sugar cookie dough from the market. Find recipes and other creative cookie ideas on our Snacktime Pinterest board.

Act of Kindness

Love comes in all forms; what better holiday to put that into action than Valentine’s Day? Together, pick a friend or family member your child can show love to by going out of their way to show kindness to them. It could be temporarily taking over a chore for a sibling, making a card for a relative, or dropping off cookies to a friend.

Valentine’s Day “Family Dates” in Orange County

Want to include your children on your Valentine’s Day date? Orange County has a couple of family-friendly holiday events occurring this year, such as Valentine’s Day activities at the Pretend City Children’s Museum from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm on Tuesday, February 14. Children are also welcome on a Valentine Tall Ship Sail in Dana Point. The ship sets sail at 7:00 pm Valentine’s evening. Call (949) 496-2274 for more details. More ideas can be found with the Orange County Register and Plan a Day Out.

Movie Night

Avoid crowds and spend the holiday in with a movie night! Have your children pick their favorite love themed children’s films, such as Frozen, Wall-E, or Shrek. Bring out those Valentine’s Day cookies you baked earlier and enjoy!

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