Cool games and activities to make Valentine's Day fun for kids.
Who says Valentine's Day is just for grown-ups? Your kids can enjoy Valentines Day as well. Imagine a child's delight when she wakes up to find a small stuffed animal or box of chocolates on her dresser. All parents out there should use Valentine's Day as an opportunity to express love for their kids. A little bit can go a long way. First thing Valentine's Day morning, set the mood for the day of love and caring with some kid's Valentine's Day party ideas.
Valentine's Day Party for Kids
So you have decided to let your child have a Valentine's Day Party? Schedule events for younger kids the Saturday afternoon before or after Valentine's Day if the holiday falls mid-week. Having the party from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM is the best time because of the sugar factor. You want the kids to be able to have a nutritious lunch before arriving and for them to have enough time after leaving to be settled down enough for a good dinner.
For kids between the ages of twelve and sixteen, kicking off the party at 8:00 PM until 11:00 PM is a good plan. It will be dark out so the kids will feel more grown up, yet 11:00 PM is early enough for them to be out of your house and home long before midnight. Kids over the age of sixteen will most likely be taking care of their own little Valentine's Day celebrations.
For the younger party goers some cool games and activities are in order. Have the kids sit down and create their own Valentine Day cards and then exchange them. You can use simple construction paper and crayons or there are kits you can pick up at craft stores. You can have them make little Valentine Day Coupon cards that gives hugs and the promises to help with chores for them to take home to their moms and dads.
For slightly older kids, you could let them play their favorite music while encouraging them to paint flowerpots, do a Valentine Day word search or word hunt puzzle, or pin the arrow on the cupid. Be wary of games like spin the bottle that might upset parents. Make sure to have adult supervision around at all times. After all, it is Valentine's Day, and love is in the air!
Teens can have fun playing party games, dance or karaoke video games, playing popular music, or even enjoying some old fashioned games like blind man's bluff, sardines, or twister. Give the kids the opportunity to flirt without letting anything get to crazy. Even truth or dare is all right as long as an adult is present to monitor the situation and make sure things don't get out of hand. Let you teen dictate the level of planning and involvement on your part. She may want to run the show or she might appreciate your stepping in.So to wrap this up, Valentine’s Day is not just for grownups. It is for everybody and we can help the kids to understand the idea of Valentines Day and to share some love in very safe, healthy ways.