Valentines activities for Kids to keep them entertained

Valentines activities for Kids to keep them entertained

 Cupid’s Coming! Valentine's day is soon approaching and we are excited to spread all things love and happiness with some super fun Valentines activities for children. Get stuck in with the fun this year, we have something for everyone including crafts, baking, games and much more!

1. Valentine's cookies - Let's get cooking!

Head to the kitchen and get messy with some Valentine's baking, because let’s face it, when are cookies ever not the answer?!

A super fun and engaging way to get your children to practice their handwriting is to get them involved in writing shopping lists. This activity requires them to not only read from a recipe what ingredients they require but also write them down too. By giving your child the responsibility of writing the ingredients needed you allow them to feel valued and important, which in turn increases their confidence. 

We have found some awesome Valentine’s baking recipes for kids on BBC good food that the whole family will love! Click here to check them out now - Happy Baking!

2. Encourage Creative Writing: 5 reasons that you love your family and friends

It is a lovely idea to encourage children to express their love and feelings for other family members and friends. Depending on what level your child is working at with their handwriting, you can either start some writing prompts for them to fill in the gaps or you can allow them to freely and independently write their reasons. 

Prompt ideas:

“I love… because they… They are really….. Love from, …..”

“.....Is the best at …… I love it when…..”

This is a great way to get your children thinking about who they love and reasons why. Spreading kindness and love is something as a company we love to do, more so than ever this week as it is Children’s Mental Health Week. 

Why not Join in and write down some reasons why you love them! Creating a bonding experience of sharing kind thoughts and feelings can really help improve your child’s mindset. When writing down your special sentences, use our Love Writing Co. handwriting pencils to encourage even the most resultant of writers and make it a more comfortable writing experience. Click here to try them out

 

3. Valentine’s Games ideas 

  • Heart puzzles: Practising Upper and Lowercase Letters

All you need is some paper, scissors and a pencil!

Simply trace out some different size hearts on a paper for your child to practice their fine motor skills and cut out, then cut them in half. On one half write an uppercase letter of your choice and then on the other side, write the lowercase version of the same letter. 

The game is to match up each matching letter so it has an upper and lowercase letter to complete the heart. A great way to practice letters and recognise letter formation. 

  • Cupid says!

Take the traditional game of ‘’Simon says’’ and put a Valentine's spin on it. A game that can be a quick 5 minute game or keep them entertained for hours. You can even incorporate prompts for handwriting practice such as ‘Cupid Says, write your name as neatly as you can!’ 

  • Valentine’s scavenger hunt

A scavenger hunt is always a popular choice so why not make it Valentines themed?!

Place some hidden chocolates, sweets and Valentine's goodies around the house and see if your little ones can scurry around to find them! Let them know how many goodies you have left for them to find and provide them with a piece of paper and a pencil to write down how many they have found as they go along. Younger children can write numbers and elder children can write as tally's. At the end, add them all up and see who wins! This is a great way to incorporate writing AND maths!

4. Make your own personalised Card with our FREE templates

The most simple and effective way to get kids writing on Valentine's Day is to have them make a card for friends and family.  A homemade card is always such a sentimental touch that the receiver will cherish for many years to come. Here at Love Writing Co. we have created some amazing FREE templates for you to access and use. Simply click onto our site here and sign up to our newsletter to unlock all of your FREE resources. Click here to sign up now! 

Make your very own personalised card whilst of course practising handwriting, fun colouring and fine motor skills. 

Take creativity and colourful play to the next level with our must have 3-in-1 Washable Arty Crayons. Use as Crayon, Pastels and Watercolours. They are sure to make any piece of art pop. Perfect for the whole family. Click here to shop

5. Bouquet of flowers FREE Activity Sheet: Colouring, writing and fine motor skills practice

Cut, colour, create with our FREE flower bouquet keepsake craft. Another FREE activity Love Writing Co. we have created for you to print and use in the classroom and at home.

Check out what a lovely teacher sent us, created by the lovely students in their class - simply stunning! For tutorials on how to create the crafts, check out our TikTok @lovewritingco for a step by step video on how to make this flat paper into a magnificent bouquet. Such a simple and effective way to get your child to practice colouring, fine motor skills and be creative. Sign up at www.lovewritingco.com

   

6. Read a Valentine’s Day themed story-book

When learning to write, practising reading is such an important part of success. Why not try some of our favourite Love themed children's books. Here are our Top 

  • ‘Happy Valentine’s Day, Curious George!’

George and friends celebrate Valentine’s Day with decorating, baking, card making and some surprises along the way! This book is great for not only reading but sensory and cognitive development as it is filled with red foil and lots of ‘lift the flap’ activities. Interactive books like this will keep your little one engaged and entertained for longer. Perfect as a bedtime story too. Available to buy from most major bookstores and online platforms. 

  • ‘I Like Me And I Love Me’

A great way of celebrating Valentine’s Day is teaching your child about self-love.

This delightful book is perfect for just that, it's filled with positive kid-friendly affirming messages written throughout and encourages children to think about what they love about themselves!

Incorporate some handwriting into this task by asking your child to write down all of those positive things they love about themselves. You can then stick this onto your fridge or their bedroom wall to provide daily reminders of positive thinking and self love. 


And there we have it, we hope you can take some inspiration from these ideas and we would love to see what you get up to. Don’t forget to snap, tag and share with us across all of our socials @lovewritingco and be sure to keep an eye out on our newsletters for lots more FREE activities and handwriting tips coming very soon! 

Happy Valentines everyone!

Love from, Love Writing Co.