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Roses, hearts, pink and red decorations, and lace tablecloths make Valentine’s Day special at our house. But more importantly we look at true love–the kind that our Heavenly Father has for us and we learn about the Christian super-hero–the namesake of this holiday.
What do you need to make the day special for the whole family?
Here are some simple ideas and resources.
Read a Picture Book Together
This is my favorite Valentine’s Day picture book. I love to read it aloud on Valentine’s Day. It’s about Pastor Valentine and the stand he took for Christ.
Valentine’s Day is a great day to read poetry aloud. Shakespeare’s sonnets come to mind and then you can try your hand at writing a sonnet.
Here’s a post on how to write a Shakespearean Sonnet: https://nosweatshakespeare.com/sonnets/how-to-write-a-sonnet/
Study Bible Verses on Love
Grab some time together with your kids to talk about how God defines love. Use a concordance to look up verses on love or use BibleGateway or BibleHub. Read verses and discuss what they mean for your family.
Eat Heart-Shaped Waffles for Breakfast
Nothing is more special than spending time together in the kitchen making treats for the whole family. If your kids don’t know how to bake, this is a great month to show them how. Teach children to bake with this nifty cooking class within a cookbook. My grandkids love this cookbook!
Bake a Heart-Shaped Treat
Bake heart-shaped cakes or make chocolates. If you need a heart-shaped cake pan and/or heart-shaped candy molds, these are perfect.
Make Valentine’s Day Cards Together
Bring Gifts to Lonely Folks
Bring some baked treats and cards to people who might be lonely on Valentine’s Day. You can pack them up in these cute little gift boxes.
Fancy Family Dinner
Make a special dinner for the whole family. Use the good china and set it out on a lace tablecloth. Food doesn’t have to be fancy–everything tastes better on china and lace!
Have a lovely Valentine’s Day this year making memories with your kids! Until next time, Happy Homeschooling.