Although Valentine’s Day is usually for spouses, Valentine’s day as a family can also be fun. Below are some splendid ideas on ways to celebrate valentine’s day as a family and make the kids feel part of the world wide celebration. They can also be little ways you celebrate love everyday or once in a while.
1. Make a Valentine-themed Breakfast
Valentine’s day falls on a weekday this year, it will be a delight to surprise your kids and hubby. Make heart-shaped pancakes for breakfast, you can be a little extra and make it red with jam or ketchup. You can also leave little hearts in their lunch boxes and rooms just in case there’s no time for breakfast
2. Express love and appreciation to each other
Make everyone tell each other what they love about their siblings, mum and dad or you can give out handwritten letters to each other. Also, use it as an opportunity to show that you appreciate each other *you might want to have a tissue ready*. READ: How Can Parents Teach Children How To Love
3. Get Cosy and Watch a Movie Together
Turn your living room into a semi movie theatre and watch a movie together as a family. You can go all the way and buy some popcorn to go with it. An old classic would be a good one, like Sound of Music or Mary Poppins.
4. Show Love to your Partner
Show the kids that Mum and Dad love each other! Say you love each other in front of them and make a show of it with a hug and a kiss. Your kids will either squeal with delight and laugh or say “eewwww” (they don’t really mean it), but you make their day when you let them know that mum and dad love each other.
5. Have Dinner at Home
Either you want to avoid the hustle and bustle of valentine’s day in Lagos, or you just want to spend quality time together as a family, Make a favourite dish and eat at home with the family, add some excitement to the typical family meal with some dessert or heart-shaped fruits. See recipes here. You could also make everybody dress up in their best clothes to dinner (definitely with a touch of red), it would surely add to the fun!
6. Have Fun Together
Put on some music, dance and sing together. Let the kids teach you how to dance Shaku Shaku and you can teach them how to do the “electric slide”. Nothing says love more than spending real time together as a family.
7. Focus on the True Meaning of Love
Don’t let the world’s standard of love determine what love means to you and your family. As a family, you can read what love is in 1 Corinthians 13 or other verses in the Bible and take turns to explain how you understand it.
What other ways do you spend valentine’s day together as a family. Share with us!