Big love in little ways this Valentine’s Day

We thought it would be a good idea to share some simple but meaningful ways to show the little loves in your lives you love them this Valentine’s Day. Bonus? All they really require is a little effort and a whole lot of your love.

Write love notes each night leading up to Valentine’s Day that include one thing you love about your child. Attach them to the outside of their bedroom door so they will see it when they wake up the next morning or going to bed that night.

Create a Valentine’s Day scavenger hunt with riddles and rhymes that your little ones must answer to reach the next clue. The end surprise could be as simple as a hug from you or a small stuffed animal. Tip: Check out the Dollar Store or dollar section at Target for cute but affordable options.

Serve them heart shaped snacks throughout the day from fruit, cheese, french toast or peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

Play a game of hot-or-cold by hiding a heart somewhere in the house. Have your kids look for it while they get clues from you about where it might be.

Create your own restaurant at home! Get the whole family involved in making a romantic meal to share together. Have your children create menus, decorate the restaurant, and help with cooking. One of them may even want to be the server!

Create a poster-board card with candy. Write a love note using a huge poster board and candy bars as your love note adjectives. Take a peek at some of these examples.

As a sweet bonus, here are a few free bonus resources:

·         Free printable scripture Valentine’s Day for kids

·         Free Valentine’s Day activity sheet

“Let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.” 1 John 3:18