I’m sure I don’t have to be the one to tell you that this year Valentine’s Day will look much different than it did in the past!
Some of our kids are still remote learning, others are in hybrid situations, while some are in school full time in-person. Kids in remote learning can only share virtually… and many kids who are physically in school are not allowed to share or pass anything. Teachers are not even handing out or collecting any papers.
That means that celebrating Valentine’s Day at school might not include the card exchange that many children and parents are used to.
My suggestion would be to not make a big deal about it. Do not draw attention to the fact that your child is “missing out” on something.
Focus on other things that are able to happen this year.
And don’t worry- I’ve got you covered!
Keep reading for ideas that you can do at home or in a safe, socially-distanced way to help your family enjoy Valentine’s Day!
Starting at home, there are lots of easy ways you can make Valentine’s Day special. For me, it only needs to involve chocolate and I’m happy!
However, I do like to do a few things around the house to help encourage connection and love between my family.
Using construction paper and scissors, you can create conversation hearts to put on your child’s door. You can write the words from actual conversation hearts (I Luv You, Be Mine, You’re Special) or you can write more personal messages to your child. If you have a young child, consider putting pictures of family on the hearts or drawing/cutting out cute pictures from magazines.