11 Meaningful Valentine’s Day Ideas to Do With Your Family

What is Valentine’s Day all about? Love!

Love conquers all.

Love gives us hope.

Love puts a smile on our face (or in the words of my 3-year-old, “Love makes me pee”).

Love is impossible to live without.

Let’s celebrate Valentine’s Day with meaningful and heartfelt activities, no matter how small.  If you need some ideas make sure you join our free Carpe Diem—Family Style Facebook group to get tips and get encouraged on your journey to making the most of your time with kids.


  • Love Letters for the… 1 of 11
    love letters for the elderly

    Teens thinking about others always puts a smile on my face! The Art Bar Blog shares what they did with a group of teenage girls. They made Valentine's for a good cause, and delivered them to the elderly through Meals on Wheels.  You can totally do this with kids of all ages.

  • 14 Days of Loving-Kindness 2 of 11

    This is a great idea I found on The Good Long Road. Even if you can't do all 14 days, it's always a rewarding thing when you give your appreciation to others.  

  • Butterfly Kisses & Dinosaur Hugs 3 of 11
    butterfly kisses

    Whether to encourage physical affirmation from your kiddos who aren't too keen on it, or to have some fun with those who love kisses and hugs — this is a great Valentine's Day activity to do with your little ones.  You can read the full post, and details over at All Done Monkey.

  • Valentine Scripture Countdown 4 of 11
    valentine scripture countdown

    Not Consumed blog shares her lovely idea that she uses with her family during Valentine week: 14 Days of God's Love Countdown. She even adds in a little fun "treasure" hunt with her free printable countdown idea. 

  • Give Your Kids the Best Valentine’s Day Gift 5 of 11
    love gift

    It doesn't get better than this! Imagination Soup shares how she wants to give her kids the gift of unconditional acceptance, understanding, and being present. Stop by to get the full post and printable!

  • Share Your Worst Valentine Date 6 of 11

    Finding ways to connect with our tweens and teens can be challenging at times. Here's the perfect way to spring up a conversation with them — share your worst Valentine date ever (kid-friendly). You never know, this may open up a neat conversation with your child. Stop by KC Edventures for her full post on Easy Ways to Love Your Kids on Valentine's

  • Peacock Heart Craft 7 of 11
    peacock heart craft

    This little peacock isn't just adorable, it's purposeful, too! You can get the details over at Meaningful Mama blog. 

  • A Tradition They Will Treasure Forever 8 of 11
    family valentines day

    This is such a simple, but meaningful, way to show your love. Your kids will end up with a keepsake of their parents' love for each other, as well as a book. Read all the details here at Inspired by Familia.

  • Cupid’s Cafe 9 of 11
    cupids cafe

    Who needs a fancy restaurant when you have Cupid's Cafe?!  We usually don't go out on Valentine's Day. Instead, we wait to go out the day before or after. I Can Teach My Child Blog shares how they celebrate the holiday of love, and how they avoid waiting in long lines to get seated at a restaurant. 

  • Love Notes for Your Child 10 of 11
    love notes

    A sweet and precious way to celebrate your kids on Valentine's Day. Stop by Nate and Rachael blog for her heartfelt post. 

  • Connect Over Some S’mores 11 of 11

    What better way to connect with your kids than enjoying a Valentine's Day s'more together? Read the full post over at Busy Kids Happy Mom.

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