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Valentines Day Ideas for Homeschoolers

 

Valentine's Day Ideas for Homeschoolers

 

Being a homeschool family doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the fun that comes with Valentine’s Day for kids.  It means mom and dad might have to be a little more creative, but that’s what homeschooling is all about!  There are so many fun Valentine’s themed crafts and activities to choose from that you won’t have time to be bored! 

One great idea is to get together with friends and have your own “class party.”  Get crafty and make your own valentines – check out these adorable Pom-Pom Love Bug Valentines from 5 Minutes for Mom!  If you don’t have other kids to participate, perhaps you could exchange Valentines with family members instead.  Set up a mail exchange so your child can send out Valentines and receive them as well.  This cute Heart Balloon card is simple and fun and grandparents would definitely love it!   

Another fun idea is to find ways to build your meals and snacks around the theme of Valentine’s day.  Start with heart shaped pancakes for breakfast and cover them with red berries or strawberry syrup.  For lunch, you could make heart shaped sandwiches.  Don’t forget desert – Embracing Homemaking has a fun idea for Valentine’s Day fruit kabobs that the whole family will love!   

Don’t forget about some more educational activities as well. Preschool and kindergarten students can practice writing Valentine’s themed words. Those a little more advanced, may want try this Valentine’s Day Word Scramble activity

For a science lesson, check out some of these fun Valentine’s themed science experiments!  You should already have some of the items on hand or be able to pick them up for pretty cheap.  

 

Here are a few more fun ideas:

Heart Suncatcher Activity

DIY Conversation Heart Bath Bombs

Valentine’s Day Photo Frames

“You light up my world” Wooden Mason Jar Craft 

 

Valentine’s Themed Snacks:

Conversation Heart Cookies

Pink Marble Cupcakes

Strawberry Flavored White Chocolate Hearts

Valentine’s Chex Mix

 

Valentine's Day ideas for homeschoolers

5 Valentine’s Day desserts to make for your sweetheart

5 Valentine's Day Recipes to Make for Your Sweetheart (plus a gluten-free recipe!)

 

Instead of buying a box of chocolates, impress your sweetheart with your cooking skills!  Here are 5 great recipes I can’t wait to try: 

  1. Ganache Filled Sugar Cookie Cups 
  2. Easy Strawberry Pie (like Frisch’s and Shoney’s) 
  3. 3 Ingredient Chocolate & Cherry Cups
  4. Strawberries & Cream Starbucks Frappuchino Copycat 
  5. Chocolate Covered Cake Bites

And if your sweetheart is gluten-free, check out our Valentine’s Day Gluten-free S’mores Cookie Sandwich Recipe! 

 

5 Valentine's Day Recipes to Make for Your Sweetheart (plus a gluten-free recipe!)

99 Free Valentine’s Day Printables for Kids

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So who’s ready for an awesome list of free printables for the kids this Valentine’s Day?!  I know how chaotic the stores can get just before holidays, so I compiled this list to help you avoid the busy aisles, searching down those perfect Valentine cards and activities.  Plus some of the bloggers who’ve contributed to this list have some pretty amazing creations that I am so happy to have found!

We have already have our cards ready for his preschool party tomorrow but my son is pretty excited about Valentine’s Day and is eager to learn anything and everything.  After school tomorrow, I plan to enjoy some Gluten-Free S’mores Cookie Sandwiches (a tasty new recipe on our blog!) with my 3 1/2 year old who will be practicing Valentine’s Day words on our free Printing and Spelling Practice worksheet.  In a few years, we’ll be able to work on the Word Scramble together!

Alright…here’s the list… I’m sure you’ll find something you and your kids will enjoy!

 

Worksheets and Activities

  1. Valentine’s Day Word Scramble (familycentsability.com)
  2. Spelling/Printing Practice (familycentsability.com)
  3. 10 Things I Love About You – Blank List (embracingcreativity.net)
  4. 40-page Printable Pack for Pre-K (embarkonthejourney.com)
  5. Wordsearch #1 (jinxykids.com)
  6. Wordsearch #2 (graceandgoodeats.com)
  7. Placemat Printable Activity (coffeewithus3.com)
  8. Pre-filled Chatterbox (intheplayroom.co.uk) 
  9. Hershey Kiss Ring Craft + Cards (thriftyjinxy.com)
  10. Valentine Jar with Labels (thriftyjinxy.com)
  11. Handprint Card for Grandparents (amomstake.com)

 

Coupons and Coupon Books 

  1. Coupon book to give to kids (jinxykids.com)
  2. Coupon book to give out to parents, kids, friends, etc (eleganceandenchantment.com)

 

Decorative Printables

  1. Love & Hearts (embracingcreativity.net)
  2. Photo Prop Banner (sarahhalstead.com)
  3. Wall Art “Sealed with a Kiss” (thriftyjinxy.com)

 

Coloring Pages

  1. Heart coloring page (scribbleprints.blogspot.com)
  2. I love you beary much (morethanamomofthree.com)

 

Treat Toppers 

  1. Treat Toppers – pink and red hearts (thriftyjinxy.com)
  2. Treat Toppers – goldfish (missontosave.com)
  3. Straw Toppers (threedifferentdirections.com)

 

Valentines

  1. Aliens (hiitsjilly.com)
  2. Suckers (hiitsjilly.com)
  3. Puppies (twolittlecavaliers.com)
  4. Planes (missinformationblog.com)
  5. Frog & Pencil (hiitsjilly.com)
  6. Variety of 3 (aspectacledowl.com)
  7. Owl (graceandgoodeats.com)
  8. Olaf (onecreativemommy.com)
  9. Poprocks (aboutamom.com)
  10. Brave (onecreativemommy.com)
  11. Great Catch (wifemomgeek.com)
  12. Tootsie Pop (onecreativemommy.com)
  13. Bear (graceandgoodeats.com)
  14. Frozen Olaf (onecreativemommy.com)
  15. Big Hero 6 (desertchica.com)
  16. Color By Number (amomstake.com)
  17. S’mores (couponcuttingmom.com)
  18. Popcorn (adayincandiland.com)
  19. A”maze” (amomstake.com)
  20. Bananas For You (thriftynorthwestmom.com)
  21. Sports (wifemomgeek.com)
  22. Highlight of My Life (thriftynorthwestmom.com)
  23. Minecraft (digitalmomblog.com)
  24. Stuck on You (onecreativemommy.com)
  25. Word Search (aboutamom.com)
  26. You’re a Gem (thesuburbanmom.com)
  27. Seed Packet (faithfullyfree.com)
  28. Lego (momvstheboys.com)
  29. Smarties (momvstheboys.com)
  30. Variety of 15 Cards (twokidsandacoupon.com)
  31. Disney Pixar (cmongetcrafty.com)
  32. Lego (thismamaloves.com)
  33. Minecraft (thismamaloves.com)
  34. American Girl (thismamaloves.com)
  35. You’re a Winner (thriftynorthwestmom.com)
  36. The “Write” Stuff (threedifferentdirections.com)
  37. Minions (threedifferentdirections.com)
  38. Hipster (thismamaloves.com)
  39. Pencil Arrow (thismamaloves.com)
  40. Sticker Sheet (newlywedsurvival.com) 
  41. Healthy Sticker/Cards (thethriftycouple.com)
  42. 4 Non-Food – pencil, glowsticks, etc (thethriftycouple.com)

 

 

 

Valentine’s Day Printing and Spelling Practice: Free Printable!

Free Printable: Valentine's Day Printing Practice at FamilyCentsability.com

This year Alex will really get to experience Valentine’s Day for the first time and he’s so excited!  He is in preschool with 20 classmates and gets to hand out and receive Valentines cards.  We haven’t picked out his Valentines yet but I have a feeling we will be on a mission to find Lego themed cards!

Alex has especially enjoyed playing Lego Marvel Super Heroes with my husband on our Xbox One the past few weeks and everything is Ironman-this and The Hulk-that.  It’s absolutely adorable watching them bond and have daddy-son time doing something they both love!  But to their disappointment, we can’t spend all day playing video games so I’ve created a fun printable to help our little ones practice writing and spelling some common Valentine’s Day words.

Free Printable: Valentine's Day Printing Practice at FamilyCentsability.com

 

Words included:

  • Red
  • Rose
  • Heart
  • Love
  • Cupid

 

CLICK HERE TO PRINT THE VALENTINE’S DAY PRINTING PRACTICE SHEET

 

You may print this practice sheet as many times as you need!  Teachers are more than welcome to use this printable as well.  Blogs and websites who want to feature this printable may link back to this post, rather than directly to the Google Document.  

 

You may also like:

Valentine’s Day Word Scramble

“Keep Calm & Kiss Me” Decorative Printable

Valentine’s Day Phone Wallpapers

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