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5 Ways to Help Your Kids Spread the Love this Valentine’s Day

Feb 5, 2024

Valentine in Kid's hands

Since Valentine’s Day is coming up, take the opportunity to teach your kiddo about sharing loving and caring actions with others. In return, your child will find that helping others feel happy will make them happy too. Let’s make it a mission to spread the love this Valentine’s Day.

Get Crafty with Love Letters

Hand-written letters may seem old-school, but they certainly have a personalized touch. With your little one, you can create a heart craft from paper and write the letter on the back. If you’re in need of a Valentine’s Day craft idea, you’ll definitely want to check out these easy crafts. After you’re all set with the crafty letter, either mail it off or hand it to that special someone directly.

Bake to Your Heart’s Content

Add one teaspoon of sugar, a pinch of salt, and a whole lot of love to that recipe. Baking goodies is a sure-fire way to access someone’s heart. It’s hard to go wrong with gifting a delicious batch of homemade goodies. This cupid popcorn recipe might just be the perfect way to make someone’s day bright. Get out the oven mitts, turn on some catchy tunes, and get into the baking groove.

Spend Time with Someone

Encourage your kiddo to spend some quality time with someone that they love, even if it is done virtually. Engaging in family bonding time can also be a great way to show that you care. We all need more moments with the ones we love, and it’s up to us to create the time and space for it. Remember to teach that to your kiddos so that they can have happy and healthy relationships.

Share Kind Words, a Smile, or a Hug

Simple goes a long way. Sharing a smile with a stranger or expressing a compliment to another person can really generate feelings of being loved and wanted. This Valentine’s Day, encourage your little one to share a compliment or a smile with someone else. They can do this as many times as they see fit because the sky’s the limit when it comes to kind words, smiles, or a much-needed hug.

Create a New Family Gesture that Means “I Love You”

We all know that hugs, kisses, and saying “I Love You” are all ways to communicate how much someone is adored. What if your family created their own gesture that meant “I Love You.” This kindness could make the gesture mean even more if it is special and unique to your family. Tap your lips twice and blow a kiss. Give a hand hug. Get creative! Whatever it takes, just make sure you’re watching a big smile unfold.

We love meeting families and discovering ways to help kiddos thrive. Contact our Occupational Therapy team today if you think your kiddo may need a little help with their day to day.