Huge List of Valentine’s Day Ideas and Activities
It’s the time of year for hearts, flowers, and chocolates! You are probably here because you’re looking for some special ways to celebrate the sweethearts in your life: whether that means your kids, spouse, or friends! That’s why we think you’ll love our huge list of Valentine’s Day ideas and activities.
This is our biggest collection ever of fun ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in your home and your homeschool too. This list includes:
- printable valentines for your spouse, friends, and kids
- Valentine’s Day-related arts & crafts
- book lists
- educational activities related to various subjects
- inspirational and encouraging articles with practical tips for showing love on Valentine’s Day or any time of year
- family activities
- ideas for teens and tweens
- recipes for parties (and low-carb strawberry fat bombs for moms!)
- random acts of kindness (for friends, spouses, kids, teens, and even some that can be done from home)
From printable valentines for your significant other to crafty Valentine’s Day cards to assemble with your kids, we have all different kinds of printable valentines for you to enjoy.
It’s always a nice surprise for your significant other when you take the time to show some extra thoughtfulness. This printable includes two weeks’ worth of cute and sweet valentines that you can print out and share with your spouse or sweetie in the days leading up to Valentine’s Day.
This post includes links to three different sets of printable Valentine’s Day cards, tags, and stationery that would be perfect to share with friends, kids, or even your significant other.
This fun DIY activity includes adorable printable components and instructions so that kids can make their own woodland animal-themed Valentine’s Day cards. These are perfect cards for kids to make and share with other kids!
These printable valentines are fun because they include a maze activity!
Borrow some classic words from The Bard, himself, this Valentine’s Day with these Shakespeare-inspired printable valentines! This would be fun to incorporate into a unit on Shakespeare!
Crafts and Activities
Looking for some fun, hands-on ideas to enjoy during this sweet season? Try some of the crafts and activities below!
Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to show your love and loosen up a little in your homeschool! Give this Valentine’s Day slime a try for some magical homeschool moments.
Create this cute and simple frame to share a special photo with someone you love this Valentine’s Day!
Kids often are fascinated by miniature items, which is why they’ll love getting to create this tiny plush heart and the little box that goes with it!
This craft is simple, cost-effective (you probably have everything you need at home), and the end result is beautiful!
This tutorial will help you create an adorable Valentine’s Day-themed owl to use as a decoration or to give away to someone you love!
This family-friendly activity is a great way to refocus on the little things that make each family member feel loved and valued.
This fun activity results in some cool Valentine’s Day-inspired abstract art!
This calendar craft offers an important reminder that acts of love are important all year.
Younger kids will especially enjoy making and playing with these adorable pom-pom love bugs with this simple tutorial.
Looking for a fun Valentine’s Day craft for slightly older kiddos? Check this one out!
Make your own festive Valentine’s Day decor by recreating this simple banner!
This simple Valentine’s Day craft is perfect for the little mermaid-lover in your life!
Looking for some great Valentine’s-Day-related books? These are some you’ll love!
If it’s Valentine’s Day (or almost Valentine’s Day–or even if Valentine’s Day has passed for this year), there’s never a bad time to learn about love and friendship! This book list is great for sharing with people you love no matter the time of year!
Collections of Even More Ideas
Below you’ll find even more collections of Valentine’s Day printables and educational info!
This list has Valentine’s Day printables from all around the Web.
This article contains more variety if you’d like more printable options!
This article links to (you guessed it) even more Valentine’s Day-inspired printables, activities, and worksheets for you to enjoy.
This collection has all kinds of fun hands-on Valentine’s Day activities (some of them mentioned other places in this list, and some not). Explore it to find some creative activities to use in your homeschool this month!
Valentine’s Day-Related Lessons and Units
If you’re wanting to bring some heart-day cheer into everyday lessons, you can use the activities and units below as part of your homeschool line up over the next few weeks!
This activity pack is perfect for Pre-K- 2nd graders and includes a word search, maze and matching game! Extra points for pun-iness!
This article contains a big list of Valentine’s Day-themed learning activities around the Web.
Kids of any age can learn about how other countries celebrate Valentine’s Day with this printable!
Use this activity with Pre-K or Kindergarten-level children to practice writing numbers and counting!
This Valentine’s Word search is fun for all ages, and it includes the option to search out and sort nouns, verbs, and adjectives!
This printable word wall is great for handwriting practice and introducing kids to the concept of adjectives! You can even laminate them to use over and over again.
If you’re introducing your student to verbs, you can use this Valentine’s Day-themed word wall as examples and also to practice handwriting skills!
Give your kids extra practice with recognizing nouns by using this printable word wall that features Valentine’s Day-inspired ones! Use this word wall in conjunction with the two listed above (verbs and adjective word walls) and play a game where your child can sort each word into a group based on what part of speech it is.
This printable offers multiplication drill practice with a heart theme (just to remind them that you make them do drills because you love them)!
This skip-counting packet is a great math activity for kids from 2nd- 5th grade!
Working on addition facts? These heart-lined pages will make practice time a little bit sweeter.
This pack of rhyming words would be so much fun to use with your kiddos as you create your own sweet (or silly) Valentine’s Day poems.
Inspirational Articles and Related Information
These are articles just for you this Valentine’s Day, from helpful plans for V-Day events to encouragement for your heart.
A mom’s open letter to her family, from the heart.
This sweet poem about a mother’s love can be downloaded, printed out, and shared on Valentine’s Day.
This is a great idea to hang onto your favorite family memories and re-visit them on special occasions (like Valentine’s Day, or any time!)
This article goes along with the Memory Jar idea and shares creative ways to hang onto your favorite family moments.
If you’d like to put together a gathering for local homeschoolers to together and celebrate Valentine’s Day, this guide is a great start to making a plan!
This article shares some simple but meaningful ways to show your teens that they are loved and special on Valentine’s Day.
Recipes for Valentine’s Day
Of course, we all love to enjoy a special treat on February 14th! Here are a few that are perfect for this holiday!
These tasty, pink cakes have a fun surprise inside that’s sure to delight your Valentines!
You can make cake in an Instant Pot?! That’s right, you can. This one is heart-shaped and ultra-chocolatey.
This super simple strawberry fudge recipe is unbelievably easy and tasty, all with a cheerful Valentine’s Day aesthetic.
Just because you’ve been living low-carb doesn’t mean you can’t have a sweet treat on Valentine’s Day, too. This chocolate-covered-strawberry fat bomb will certainly hit the spot.
These cupid-inspired cupcakes look amazing but aren’t too hard to make. They’d be perfect for a children’s Valentine’s Day party!
This classic flavor gets a quick makeover! These cake pops are kid-friendly and fun to make.
Random Acts of Kindness for Valentine’s Day (or Any Time!)
Being kind is always cool, and it’s one of the most important things we can do to show our love to others. Here are a few articles about showing kindness to others (and helping our kids to do the same).
This article will help you stop and think about how random acts of kindness can be a positive influence in the world.
This article has some practical ideas for kids who are cultivating the art of kindness.
When considering acts of kindness, the best place to start can be at home! This list contains 25 simple and practical ideas to show your spouse some love and support.
This list of 50 acts of kindness will inspire you and get you thinking about ways to brighten someone else’s day!
All of these acts of kindness can be done from home (which might be especially important this year if you are social distancing)! You don’t have to be on-the-go to be kind.
Which of these ideas from this huge list of Valentine’s Day ideas and activities will you try? We hope these resources help make Valentine’s Day a sweet celebration for you and the people you love!