10 Valentine's Day Must-Dos With Your Kids

Valentine’s Day for kids has nothing to do with roses and romance. For them, it’s a day all about candy, crafts, cards, and a fun outing. This Valentine's Day, make sure you spread the love with this round-up of the best things to do!

1. Have your kids hand-make a card for a special someone – grab some great ideas here.

2. Make heart-shaped pancakes to start the day off. Pour your batter in a squeeze bottle and form the shape of a heart in the pan. Sprinkle with pink or red sugars and serve with strawberries on the side. Don’t have time? Make heart toast with a giant heart cut-out. Or check out these fun Valentine's Day Breakfast ideas here.

3. Bring your "love bug" by the Canadian Automotive Museum for a tour of the gallery featuring automotive love stories. Expert tour guides will explore stories of love and loss related to automobiles on display. Discover the history behind the iconic Rolls-Royce's hood ornament, learn the intriguing tale behind a Canadian knight and a Italian countess, and hear the last romantic words of Isadora Duncan before her untimely death in a Bugatti. February 10, 2018More info

4. Make Rice Krispie heart treats with your kids. Kids love to bake and these are super easy to make. Follow the recipe on the box but shape as hearts. Wrap beautifully and give as gifts!

5. Treat that special child in your life with an “I HEART YOU Valentine Themed Spa Package” from Glama Gal Tween Spa. Made just for kids! Includes candy hearts facial mask, Valentine’s Day nail mini mani with nail designs, create your own shimmery sugar spa bubbles, take home sweet heart bath bomb and cupid’s secret potion to drink. Offered from February 1st to February 14th, 2018. More info

6. Make glorious Valentine’s cupcakes or sweet treats with sprinkles, moulds, cookie cutters, packaging, and decorative candy to make loved ones feel extra special. Get more ideas for Valentine's Day Foods here.

7. Attend the Gibson House Sweetheart Tea. Treat your special someone, friends or family to a Victorian-inspired tea, including finger sandwiches and sweets in Mrs. Gibson's parlour. Costumed interpreters serve afternoon tea in the setting of the elegant mid-19th century home. Guests may tour the museum at their leisure. February 10, 2018More info

8. Read a favourite Valentine’s Day book together. Try: Guess How Much I Love You, by Sam McBratney. All children want reassurance that their parents' love runs deep and wide. In this story, a young rabbit named Little Nutbrown Hare thinks he's found a way to measure the boundaries of love. Find more sweet books to read here.

9. Make a ‘fun’ Valentine’s Day dinner for your family complete with heart-shaped pizza, chocolate dipped strawberries, and a heart-shaped cake for dessert! For some inspiration, take a look here.

10. Don’t forget the candy! V-Day just isn’t complete without some traditional chocolates or red and pink candy! Prepare a small treat bag with a gorgeous bow for your kids to ‘wrap’up the day!

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