14 Valentine’s Day Activities That Make The Day Sweet

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Valentine’s Day is all about love. Shower your kids with love by doing these fun Valentine’s Day games and activities.

Do them all on the actual Valentine’s Day or on the days leading to it. Bring smiles on their faces with a Valentine’s countdown.

Easy ideas that make your kids feel loved.

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Countdown To Valentine’s Day

Free Valentine's Countdown Printable. Valentine's hearts, rectangular countdown cards with a heart in the corner.

Use the fun free Valentine’s printable to make plans for the actual day or the days leading to Valentine’s.

  • Do a countdown from 14-1, counting how many more nights till Valentine’s Day
  • Plan activities for days 1-14
  • Write down 14 fun things to do on Valentine’s Day
  • Write sweet messages in the hearts and put them in your child’s lunch box or somewhere in the house

You don’t even need to sign up to get this Free Valentine’s Countdown Printable

Valentine’s Day Activities for Family

1. Charming Jewelry

Think about all the fun things you can do with charms!

  • bracelet
  • necklace
  • bag charm
  • ornament
  • key chain
  • bookmark decor
  • pull chain ornament for lamp

This inexpensive set has 93 cute charms you can use to create the most charming Valentine’s gifts. And why not make some for yourself too.

A great little activity to do together.

2. Musical Hearts

A sweet Valentine’s party game anyone can play.

Musical Hearts - A Fun Valentine's Day Activity For Kids

All you need is foam hearts and music.

You can play it just like musical chairs.

Music on, kids walk on the hearts. Music stops and whoever is not on a heart is out. Take one heart out. And continue to play until one player is left.

You could also play it the way that nobody gets out. Have just as many hearts as players.

Musical Hearts with Tasks

Preparations:

Write fun tasks on the hearts and flip them over so you can’t see what’s written on it.

How To Play:

Form a circle or a fun shape like a heart or star with the hearts.

Music starts. Kids walk on the hearts. The music stops. The kids flip over the heart they are standing on and do the task.

  • jumping jacks
  • disco dance
  • push ups
  • blow kisses
  • sing a song
  • give a high five to everyone
  • twirl
  • hula
  • count to 14

3. Creative Stories and Poems

First ask the kids to find an item in the house that begins with a letter from the phrase: Valentine’s Day.

Something that begins with v, a, l, e, and so on.

Valentine's Day Printables. Valentine's Acronym and Poem

Once they have their worksheet filled out ask them to write a Valentine’s story or poem that uses those words. It will be hilarious!

Snag the free Valentine’s Acronym Printable.

4. Board Games

There aren’t many Valentine’s themed board games available but these go perfectly with the theme.

1. Hearts of Attraction

If you’re into board games, you’ll have fun playing Hearts of Attraction with friends or as a family.

2. Chocolate-Opoly

Because Valentine’s and chocolate go hand in hand. Can’t have one without the other, right?

This game is just like Monopoly but way more delicious. Play and eat chocolate. A great game for February family fun night.

My kids like playing Chocolate-Opoly.

3. Chocolate Fix – Logic Game

We also have Chocolate Fix. It’s a fun logic game where you are challenged to arrange the chocolate pieces using your thinking skills.

4. King Chocolate

A cool action game that teens and adults enjoy too.

“Create monopolies, cut off the supply chain, disrupt other players’ finely honed plans—do whatever it takes to become King Chocolate.”

Part of the fun is that you also need to work with your fellow players but in the end there can still be only one King.

5. Special Valentine’s Beverages

Easy Valentine's Beverage. Strawberry milk drink with whipped cream, wafers and striped straws.

Turn ordinary strawberry milk into a fabulous Valentine’s Day beverage with whipped cream, sprinkles, strawberry wafers, and fun straws.

To make it a bit healthier, make it a strawberry smoothie instead of strawberry milk.

The kids will love making their own creations.

I know the thought of a sugar overload comes to mind… use smaller glasses like these 4 oz mason jars with handles.

6. Valentine’s Day Gear

Valentine's Day Activity: Decorate a T-shirt or make a scarf.

Pick and prepare your outfit for the Valentine’s Day. Go shopping or DIY.

1. Valentine’s Scraf

Go to a fabric store and buy 1/4 yard of fleece for each scarf. Clip the ends to make a fringe. You could also tie each fringe into a knot for a fun look.

2. Valentine’s Headband

I was never able to wear headbands without them giving me a headache. Thankfully headbands have come a long way and you can actually find ones that don’t squeeze your head.

For this project you need

Glue the ribbon and other decor on the headband. And you have a fun Valentine’s accessory!

3. Valentine’s Shirt

Spread Valentine’s Love by wearing a cool Valentine’s Shirt.

You’ll need a plain shirt. Whatever style you like the best. You can find inexpensive long sleeve shirts for kids in Amazon.

And while there get fabric markers to create a fun Valentine’s look.

You could also use iron on shapes or letters for your DIY Valentine’s shirt.

7. Silky Soft Hands

A little spa treatment does wonders.

Make sugar scrub together. You can find basic sugar or salt scrub recipe in this spa party post. Lots of fun ideas for an evening of pampering.

Or get one that is already made.

This bestseller whipped sugar scrub looks amazing.

Whipped Sugar Scrub. Valentines Day Gift. (QueenBerrySoap)
Whipped Sugar Scrub from Queen Berry Soap, Etsy

Use the whipped sugar scrub and have the softest hand ever. Enjoy the sweet scent of strawberries while giving yourself a spa treatment.

8. Scavenger Hunt

Hide Valentine’s themed items around the house and send the kids to find them.

Scavenger hunt item ideas

  • conversation hearts
  • chenille stem heart
  • playing cards (hearts), hide a whole set of hearts from 2 to ace
  • cupid
  • Valentine’s envelope
  • red rose
  • a teddy bear
  • chocolate box
  • letter X
  • letter O
  • Hershey’s kisses

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  • planner and answers
  • 7 code cards
  • 8 word scramble cards
  • 16 riddle cards

Total of 31 clues to choose from.
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9. Valentine’s Delivery Relay

You’ll surely have fun with this Valentine’s Relay.

Easy game, loads of giggles.

You’ll need for each team

  • envelopes
  • cards or cardstock
  • glue
  • stickers
  • ribbon
  • markers
  • glitter
  • stamps
  • and other craft items
  • instruction cards

Get ready:

  1. Write in the instruction cards which items must be used for making a valentine. Make various kinds of instruction cards.
  2. Set up a table with all the items.

Play:

One member of each team runs to the table and picks up an instruction card that names the items he needs to use to make a Valentine’s card.

He makes the card, puts it in the envelope and brings it to the team basket or mailbox. Then the next team mate runs to the table and picks up a different instruction card.

Whichever team finishes first, wins. You can give extra points for well made cards.

You’ll have fun looking at all the funny Valentine’s.

Need more game ideas for Valentine’s Day? I’ve got you covered. Check out these Valentine’s day games for kids!

10. Book Lovers Night

Get a pile of Valentine’s books and read those together. You might want to grab a few cozy blankets and curl up on the couch.

Take turns reading or come up with your own stories.

Your kids might even like to act out the story.

11. Make Valentine’s

Valentine’s are fun to give and fun to get.

Stores are filled with cool ideas but it’s always a joy to make your own.

Here are a few EASY ideas anyone can do.

Easy DIY Valentines For Kids. Stickman carrying a giant heart, heart frame, heart cutouts

1. Heart and Ribbon

Works well with the foam hearts you can find in craft stores.

Tie a ribbon around the foam heart just like in the picture. Write your greeting on the heart or attach a separate piece of cardstock.

2. Heart Frame

Cut out a frame from cardstock or buy a set of paper frames from Amazon. These frames are awesome. You’ll get various color frames that fit 4×6 photo or drawing.

Decorate the frame with heart cutouts or write words like “love”, “be mine”, “Happy Valentine’s Day” and Best Friends Forever.

Insert a photo or drawing and your Valentine is all done.

3. Stickman and Heart

Anyone can draw a stickman.

First you draw a heart or glue a heart on the paper. Then you draw a stickman behind it. Cool and easy! Yay!

4. Heart Cutouts

Valentine’s is so awesome. You can just put hearts everywhere. Easy peasy.

Draw hearts on a paper or cut out hearts and glue them on.

If you want to be more creative, you could make hearts with various materials such as ribbon, twine, or glitter.

12. Valentine’s Popcorn

Movie night with special Valentine’s popcorn make the evening awesome and hopefully pretty relaxing.

This snack is so easy to make but looks and tastes amazing.

Valentine's Day Popcorn. A pink bowl filled with popcorn and a pink Peep on top.

You’ll need

  • popped popcorn 10-12 cups
  • salt
  • something gooey
  • m&m’s
  • marshmallows
  • conversation hearts
  • sprinkles
  • pink peeps

How to make:

  1. Pop and salt the pop corn (sweet and salty, that’s the way to go)
  2. Prepare the gooey thing
  3. Stir the gooey mix with popcorn
  4. Spread on cookie sheets or parchment paper
  5. Sprinkle with toppings (m&m’s, sprinkles etc.)

Gooey Option 1: Marshmallow Mix

Melt 3 TBS of butter. Stir in 3 cups of mini marshmallows

Gooey Option 2: Sugar-Water Syrup

In a pot bring to boil 3 TBS of butter, 1/3 cup of water, and 1 1/2 cups of sugar. Boil for 4 minutes.

Gooey Option 3: Melted Chocolate

This is my favorite. I love chocolate popcorn!

Melt 3 cups of white or milk chocolate.

Watch movies together. You’ll find cute Valentine’s movies for kids in Amazon. Such as Be My Valentine Charlie Brown or Stinkin’ Sweet.

And why not get one for the parents to watch too. A sweet collection of Valentine’s movies.

13. Garland of Love

Make a cute Valentine’s photo garland with paper photo frames. Give one to the grandparents as a Valentine’s gift. A gift that will be treasured.

You could also write quotes and Valentine’s messages and put them in the frames.

You’ll love these Easy Valentine’s Garland Ideas! They will add sweetness to your day!

14. Valentine’s Trifle

Trifles are one of the easiest desserts to make. And they look amazing!

Easy Valentine's Trifle. Brownies layered with whipped cream and raspberries.

Layer brownie or chocolate cake pieces with whipped cream and raspberries.

You could also add some pudding there too for fun. I like to mix the pudding with whipped cream or cool whip.

Fabulous Valentine’s Fun

Who else loves to play Valentine’s games and giggle and laugh together?

Time for treasure hunt! These Valentine’s scavenger hunt clues are great for older kids, even teens.

See how easily you can make awesome Valentine’s garlands.

I hope you enjoyed these activities for Valentine’s Day from board games to Valentine’s relay.

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