Love is in the air. Valentine's Day is the perfect opportunity to share your love for your family with kid-friendly activities, crafts, and games. So skip the babysitter and, instead, spend the night at home with your kids and spouse getting goofy and enjoying some downtime together.


  • Who does crafts better than Martha Stewart? You and your kids! When you follow her simple steps to make these hearts to hang in your window using wax paper and crayons, you'll have a ton of fun.
  • Make handmade Valentine's cards for your friends and family. Kids love getting creative with construction paper and crayons, and you can kick it up a notch with a bit of glue and glitter.
  • Handprint Hearts are the perfect gift for Grandma or another special person in your child's life. You can put your handprint heart on a handmade card or a heavy piece of paper complete with a frame so Grandma can display your child's artwork all year long.


  • The Steal My Heart game from Spoonful is sweet fun. All you need are candy hearts and some chopsticks. When the timer stops, whoever has the most candy hearts wins.
  • Cupid Says is a fun twist on Simon Says. Use Valentine's related commands such as, "Cupid says: give me a hug" to get everyone in a happy, loving mood.


  • You can turn just about any food into hearts. Sandwiches, strawberries, pancakes, cookies, French toast, and whatever else your child loves. Heart-shaped cookie cutters come in handy.
  • Stop by your child's school to have lunch with them, or take them on a Mommy-and-me or Daddy-and-me Valentine's Day date. The memory will likely last a lifetime.

From food to crafts to games, Valentine's Day can be all about the kids this year. You'll have more fun than you could have imagined.