Easy Kids Activities to Spread Kindness on Valentine's Day

7 Easy Kids Activities to Spread Kindness on Valentine’s Day

January 26, 2022

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Valentine’s Day is all about spreading love, making it the perfect holiday to teach kids about kindness and the importance of caring about others. This year, think beyond the chocolate hearts to find unique ways to show friends, neighbors, and even strangers an act of kindness. Here are some simple kids’ activities to help you get started.

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Craft a Valentine’s Day Card

You can always buy Valentine cards, but it gives the message you’re sending even more meaning when you make one yourself. Plus, it makes for a fun craft project and an excellent opportunity to have a conversation with your kids about kindness and gratitude.

Do you live in the LA area? If so, you can donate your homemade Valentine’s Day cards to our Valentine’s Kindness Project. Otherwise consider sending them to a local nursing home or hospital near you to spread kindness.

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Get Caught Being Kind

You don’t need to be awarded for kindness, but it does feel good when your kind acts are noticed. Design little cards that say “Caught Being Kind” and keep them on hand to pass out to anyone you see doing something nice for someone else. It’s guaranteed to make their Day while they make someone else’s.

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Read Between the Pages

Fostering a love of reading is vital for kids as books are a gateway to so many things. They can also be the perfect spot to share some love. Craft some heart bookmarks and pass them out to friends or donate them to your local library to give out to avid young readers. Check out the directions on making heart bookmarks here.

Volunteer

Did you know volunteering can actually make you happier? Science shows giving back has an amazing impact not only on the people you help but on your own mental well-being. Find a local organization with special meaning for your family and spend Valentine’s Day making a difference.

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Bake Treats for Others

Nothing says I love you quite like a sweet treat, but the meaning is even more significant when you take the time to make the treat yourself. Bake up a batch of this easy Valentine’s Day dessert and deliver it to a local fire station or hospital for the hard-working essential workers.

Rock It

Kindness rocks are a fantastic way to spread joy all year round. For Valentine’s Day, decorate rocks with hearts and messages of love. Then go on a walk through your neighborhood and deposit the rocks for others to find and enjoy.

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Give a Hug

In the world of Covid, giving hugs or even high-fives can feel scary, but there’s still a way to show your friends how much you care, even if you’re avoiding contact. Make a smiling heart hug like these and pass them out to your pals when they need a hug.

What are some acts of kindness you have planned for Valentine’s Day? Share your ideas with us on our Local Anchor Facebook group.

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