Valentine’s Day isn’t just for romance! You can still celebrate the holiday as a single mom, and lucky for you, you have the cutest valentine of them all- your kiddo! If you’re looking for ways to say “I love you” to the most precious little ones in your life, consider doing these activities with them.
Take them on a “date”.
Getting dressed up and going out to dinner can still happen, even if you don’t have a significant other. This time, let your kids be your date! Take this as an opportunity to show your daughter how she should be treated when it comes time for her to date, or show your son how he should treat his significant other in the future.
Make heart-shaped cupcakes.
Put a Valentine spin on this sweet treat by making heart-shaped cupcakes. If you don’t have a heart-shaped muffin tin, you can use a glass marble to create a heart shape. Follow these instructions:
● Place paper baking cups in each muffin cup.
● Put a marble at the top of each muffin cup, in between the paper liner and the muffin pan
to create a heart shape.
● Pour your prepared cupcake batter into the baking cups and bake as directed.
● Frost and sprinkle with your favorite Valentine’s Day-themed toppings like pink sprinkles
or red chocolate candies.
Have a sweet movie marathon.
There are plenty of kid-appropriate romantic movies, from the classic Disney fairytales to more modern rom-coms. Some of our favorites include:
● Gnomeo & Juliet
● Lady and the Tramp
● The Little Rascals
● The Parent Trap
● Beauty and the Beast
● High School Musical
● My Girl
● Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown
● Madly Madagascar
● The Little Mermaid
● The Princess Diaries
Go on a Valentine’s Day scavenger hunt.
Kids love exploring, so what better way to help them burn off some energy and celebrate the holiday than with a fun scavenger hunt? You can do this indoors or outdoors, depending on the weather. Have them look for Valentine’s Day-themed items like:
● Something red or pink
● Something with the word “love” on it
● Something that makes them think of love
● A gift you’d give someone you care about
● Something heart-shaped
● A flower
● A sweet treat
● A teddy bear
● Something you hug
● Something with an arrow on it
Delight in a cozy afternoon.
Nothing says love like cuddling up together on the couch. Before you get all cozy though, get outside and do a winter activity. If there’s snow outside, you can go sledding or make snow angels. You can even go snowboarding or skiing. Once you’re absolutely frozen, come inside and warm up with some hot cocoa and a cozy blanket. Talk about the perfect afternoon!
Send out Valentine’s Day cards.
Even if your kids aren’t in school, they can still send their loved ones Valentine’s Day cards. They can make their own, or buy ready-made Valentine’s at the store. It’ll be a fun activity for them, and a sweet surprise for the card recipients.
Give them supplies to make you a gift.
Kids love giving their mom gifts, but they may not know how to ask or make one on their own. There’s nothing wrong with encouraging them to make you something. In fact, it’s teaching them to be thoughtful and take the initiative to make something nice for someone they love. When you don’t have a significant other, receiving gifts on holidays may not happen very often, so this is one way to change that. Even if they just make you a card, it’s something both of you will remember for years to come.
Being a single mom means you have the greatest and strongest love there is, right there in front of you. The love between a single mom and her kids is truly unique. Why not celebrate it with one of these activities this Valentine’s Day?
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