Valentines Ideas For Kids
We're sharing the Bigjigs Love today as it's Valentine's Day. If you're wondering what kids can do for Valentine's Day to surprise their little love, read on to discover how little ones can pick the perfect present.
Why is Valentine's Day celebrated?
Valentine's Day, also known as St Valentine's Day, is celebrated on 14th February every year and is a day to show affection to another person. The first Valentine's Day was in the year 496 and is an old tradition originating at a Roman festival.
The Roman festival was called Lupercalia and was celebrated in the middle of February. It's believed that during this celebration, boys drew names of girls from a box and would date (or even marry) during the festival.
Valentines Gifts for Kids
Make A Special Valentine's Card
Grab some paper and colouring pens - we recommend using scented markers for something that smells good, too! Things like tissue paper, glitter, sequins and stickers are a great way for kids to get creative and put their own stamp on their creation. Why not stick a small photo of your child on the front of the card?
Suitable for older kids, children can stencil, trace and create a stunning font with the Lovely Book of Lettering. This writing set is ideal for creating a beautiful Valentine's message or romantic poem. With tons of included stationery to choose from, unique, memorable designs are ready to be created.
Give Them A Soft Toy
Do you know that we have an extensive range of plush ragdolls? With so many girl and boy dolls in a range of skin tones and hair colours, finding the mini version of your child's valentine is easy-peasy. You can even pick the perfect outfit for a Valentine's doll date!
Sing A Love Song
As Shakespeare once famously said, "if music be the food of love, play on". So, get your little ones to grab their favourite musical instruments to serenade their crush.
With toy guitars, drums, maracas, trumpets and bongos to choose from, there's an instrument for all music maestros! When it comes to lyrics, children can make up their own lyrics to familiar tunes to make it easy.
Serve Up A Romantic Dinner
Dinner for two, the wooden kind... That's right, with no real oven to contend with aspiring chefs can cook up a romantic dinner with wooden play food in their play kitchen. Serve up a cake stand with tasty treats, a yummy salad, or share some sweet biscuits with your true love.
If kids are really hungry, with parental supervision they could have a go at making some yummy real-life sandwiches - cut out into heart shapes for a nice Valentine's touch.
Valentine's Day Colouring Sheets
Get your pencils and pens ready and have a go at filling in our special Valentine's Day colouring and activity sheets here.
Share The Love
What's your little one doing to share the love? Tag us @bigjigstoys!