This winter has been bitterly cold and brutal. With the exception of the milder days, taking the children out to do our homestead and animal chores just isn’t happening.
I have been planning and creating fun activities to keep things light and interesting for the kiddos and to avoid cabin fever.
Our children LOVE craft time. So I let them get as creative as they want.
Around here, we celebrate just about every holiday and season with crafts, activities, and decor. So, I put together these plans for our homeschool Valentine’s Day celebration.
Celebrating Valentine’s Day on the Farm
This year Valentine’s Day is also Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. To keep our focus on that holy season, we will be keeping our Valentine’s Day celebrations to the day before.
Our homeschool is a good mix of learning activities through experiences and I incorporate a bit of structured lessons as well.
We will start our Valentine’s Day prep by decorating the house the weekend before with these fun free printables and various home decor.
Next, I love to get the kids involved in cooking lessons, and my friend Victoria has this awesome list of easy Valentine’s Day treats. They’re super adorable!
Then we will incorporate various crafts and fun activities into the remainder of our afternoon.
Valentine’s Day Activities for the Homeschool
One of my younger children’s favorite craft activities is lacing shapes. I put together this little heart printable that they will use for this activity.Lacing Heart Template
Simply, use a hole punch around the edges of the heart and allow them to “sew”. We use basic yarn or twine depending on what we have on hand. To make it easier on them to thread, I wrap a little bit of tape around the end. It will look sort of like a little shoelace.
During story time, the children will color one of these images of St. Valentine.
Here are a couple of more awesome Valentine’s Day crafts that are sure to win over your children.
And for more super cute printables, check out this link.
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