Do you know why I love Valentine’s Day? It’s not just because my husband never fails to come home with flowers and a beautiful card and some other gift he knows I’ll love (though that totally helps).
No, the main reason I love Valentine’s Day is because it lends itself so beautifully to crafting with littles. There are so many different activities you can come up with to make the holiday fun for kids. Who needs all that other stuff when you can spend the day creating memories?
Because I love ya, I’ve gotten together some of the best Valentine’s posts for this year from other bloggers and I’ve come up with 11 different things you can do with your littles to make February 14th fun.
Many of these posts have much more than reading or writing activities–they also include crafts and other fun activities that are book-centered. You know I love that!
Writing Valentine Activities
If you’re looking for fun writing activities to do with you littles for Valentine’s Day, here are a few good ones, including a couple of Story Times that have free printables for writing practice.
Valentine’s Day Writing Activity – The House That Lalli Built
Where’s the Love? A Mad Lib Valentine – Homebound but Hopeful
The Write Stuff: Ways to Create Better Writers (with a link to a February writing printable pack) – Happy Teacher Mama
Story Time: Little Bear’s Valentine – Lit Mama
Story Time – A Pocket Full of Kisses – Lit Mama
All of these posts are book-themed. They either have reading activities or reading plus crafts and other activities you can do.
Valentine’s Day Story Time for Preschoolers – My Storytime Corner (love that name!)
Celebrate Love with the Valentine Bears! – Babies to Bookworms
Printable Harry Potter Valentines – Nourishing My Scholar
Books and Flower Fun for Valentine Toddler Play – Homebound but Hopeful
Story Time: The Valentine Bears (popular book) – Lit Mama
Story Time: Guess How Much I Love You – Lit Mama
You could plan an activity for each day of the next 2 weeks just using this list and have some adorable Valentines to hand out to friends and family members at the end of it! Um, win!
What to Read Wednesday
The most popular post from last week was:
And now for the link up!
Our hosts will still share a themed selection of our favorite books each week.
If you’d like to join us as a co-host for What to Read Wednesday, please contact Anne.
This list has our book themes, but you don’t have to stick to that to link up–any family-friendly posts are welcome. So, come on! Join in the fun!
If you’d like to link back to What to Read Wednesday, here is a pretty button for you!