Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to celebrate the love of a family and also to share family traditions. Share treats, movies, games, and more on this special holiday.
Making Family Traditions By Baking
One of our family traditions on Valentine’s Day is to bake some delicious sweet treats or savoury dinner! What would Valentine’s Day be without baked goodies? Bake special cupcakes, cookies, and cakes in heart shaped pans, molds, and baking cups. For cupcakes, line them with festive liners and picks. You can find them at the dollar store or at Michael’s. For heart-shaped cookies of various sizes, use child-friendly cookie cutters. Bake splendid heart-shaped cookies with heart shaped mold. Then, ice your baked goods with pink, white, or brown frosting.
Valentine’s Day Games
More ways to make many family traditions on Valentine’s Day is to play fun games such as ‘What I Like About You’ and ‘Wrapping A Present”!
“What I Like About You” is a warm-fuzzies game. “Give each person a stack of paper and a pencil. Call out the name of one of your family members….and ask everyone to write down something you love (or like) about that person. Fold in half, and throw the papers into a hat. Continue passing the hat around and take turns pulling out a paper and reading what is on it aloud.”
“Wrapping a Present” This is another game for the whole family. Divide into teams of two players. Each two-player team will need a roll of pink toilet paper. Reuse a large red bow from Christmas to finish the winning team’s “present”. “This is a variation of the popular Halloween party game, but instead of wrapping a mummy, the kids are wrapping a present for Valentine’s Day! Give each team a roll of pink toilet paper, and on your signal, wraps the other up. The team that finishes first gets to put a big bow on their present!” Preserve all the fun on video or in snapshots with a digital camera. Then make a YouTube video set to a romantic, fun song like “The Love Bug”.
Valentine’s Day Movies
You will definitely make family traditions by watching fun Valentine’s Day movies. These are 3 of our favourite movies:
“Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown” It’s time once again to enjoy the Peanuts Gang Valentine’s Day celebration. Enjoy the antics of Lucy, Linus, Snoopy, Schroeder, Peppermint Patty, Marcy, and of course, good ole Charlie Brown. Symapthize with Charlie Brown’s failed attempts to win that little red-haired girl’s heart. There are three short animated specials in this collection.
“Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Valentine Collection” (2012) This adorable animated collection is 82 minutes of cartoon fun for the whole family. Episodes include “A Chipmunk Valentine”, “Dr.Simon and Mr.Heart- Throb”, “Dear Diary”, “Theodore & Juliet”, and “I Wish I Could Speak French”.
“Lady and the Tramp” Valentine’s Day goes to the dogs in this classic cartoon romance between a refined pet dog named Lady, and the stray but suave terrier, Tramp.
What are you family traditions on Valentine’s Day? Comment below!