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:
Valentine’s Themed Snacks: