Do you ever think about going on a Valentine’s Day date with your toddler? Valentine’s day is fast approaching, and one of the things that’s been on my mind lately is enjoying a date with my toddler. Often considered a romantic holiday with your significant other, I think it’s easy to turn the holiday into a fun time with your kids as well. Taking kids on “dates” is an awesome way to make them feel special and unique.
So if you are looking to take your toddler on a Valentine’s Day date, then check out these awesome tips:
Make and eat Valentine’s Day treats
My toddler loves to help cook. He doesn’t really know what he is doing, but giving him a small task to help with the process makes him feel helpful and happy. These Valentine’s Day recipes are delicious and 100 percent kid-friendly.
Try out these scrumptious yogurt pops from B-Inspired Mama.
Or make this easy, yet delicious Valentine’s Day snack mix from Cutting Tiny Bites.
Enjoy a Valentine’s Day activity together.
After whipping up a delicious snack and filling your bellies, you could try to do a fun activity together. If you wanted to get out of the house you could try bowling, the park, taking your snacks on a picnic, or going to an indoor play place. If you plan to stay home, you could try one of these fun Valentine’s Day activities for toddlers.
My toddler loves play with clay and dough of all kinds. So this Valentine’s Day Textured Play Dough from Learning and Exploring Through Play sounds perfect.
For an older toddler you could try this awesome Valentine’s Day Love Potion Activity from Mommy’s Bundle.
Or check out this Valentine’s Day Paper Bag Book activity from She Lives Free.
Share a special gift.
Books are one of my favorite gifts to share with my toddler. It helps encourage early learning and literacy, in addition to being a lot of fun. Here are a few Valentine’s Day board book favorites:
- Happy Valentine’s Day, Mouse!
- Llama Llama I Love You
- Huggy Kissy
- My Fuzzy Valentine (Sesame Street)
- The I LOVE YOU Book
Or check out these other awesome gifts that are fun for Valentine’s Day…
Miniature Valentine’s Day Rubber Ducks
A Valentine’s Day date with your toddler can be fun, easy, and enjoyable with just a few simple steps. Plus, it’s a surefire way to help your toddler feel loved and special over the holiday. Can’t wait to try all of these things!
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How will you celebrate Valentine’s Day with your toddler this year? Let’s chat in the comments!
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Love all of these adorable ideas!
Thanks. I loved your paper bag idea 🙂
I am going to do this this year. I remember once talking about Valentine’s day with a woman from Australia and she was appalled that Valentine’s Day was for anything more than lovers. In her mind, it was only for that. I think it is a great day to share the love with all those we care about. I came across some darling crafty boxes to make with the kids on Pinterest and I think I will have them each pick one to make on our date, then use it for the week or so before to put in special notes! Thank you for the inspiration!
I guess I just don’t consider Valentines Day to be super romantic. Flowers and Russel Stovers feels so cheesy. I think it’s a great holiday to remind anyone that love them.