Our 7 Outdoor Valentine’s Day Activities For Families reminds your kids that no matter what happens in the world, they are always loved at home.
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This year, Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday and in our neck of the woods, it also kicks off our children’s February school break. So although Valentine’s Day is usually associated with couples making schmoopy-poopy eyes at each other, we’re planning to focus on our family as a whole this holiday. By including our children in our Valentine’s Day plans, they will feel extra special knowing that they get to spend this day dedicated to love with us.
Where we live, it just snowed and the weathermen are predicting even more snow throughout the week, so anything we plan will have to keep this wintery weather in mind. Snow is never a problem for us, but we do find that it’s best to keep moving if we’re outdoors. This keeps everyone’s minds busy and helps us get a nice dose of fresh air in the process.
Our kids love to be outside, so rather than spending money on silly chotkies this year, we’re going to focus on some outdoor adventures instead. This way, our kids will have lots of fun memories to reflect upon long after the obligatory box of chocolates is gone. So join us as we plan to pack up the entire family for a day full of love, fresh air, and good old fashioned fun!
7 OUTDOOR VALENTINE’S DAY ACTIVITIES FOR FAMILIES
1.) Make like Cupid.
2.) Go for a hike at your local nature park.
Hand out little heart-shaped rocks to everyone you meet. You never know when someone needs a little extra TLC.
3.) Channel your inner Nancy Kerrigan.
Get out your most colorful winter jackets and go ice skating. Grab a nice cup of hot chocolate afterwards.
4.) Who says fire pits are just for summer?
Put on your warmest layers and gather round for a winter picnic. On the menu? Think steamy bowls of minestrone soup and heart-shaped grilled cheese sandwiches. With a roaring fire, only roasting marshmallows and making S’mores will do for dessert!
5.) Don’t forget about your feathered friends too!
6.) Try something new.
How about snowshoeing! Head over to your local state park as soon as the snow comes and try a new activity together.
7.) Have a fun winter family photo shoot.
Take advantage of everyone being together. Make it kid-friendly and use a polaroid camera for instant gratification. Hang up the pictures as soon as you get home!
We really love this idea of spending Valentine’s Day with your kids, especially this year because it’s on a Sunday!! It’s important to remember that not every child gets Valentine’s from admirers. By making a super fun family day out of this holiday, you remind your children that no matter what happens in the world, they are always loved at home.
Happy Valentine’s Day,
Denine & Daniele
In need of some Valentine’s Day treats? Look no further:
- Pink Sugar Cookie Kisses
- 5 Minute Fudge
- Heart-shaped Cookies
- Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars
Want some indoor crafts? How about these: