Do you want to make a Valentine for your kids that’s as unique as they are?!?
Great! Let’s make a Valentine for your kids that gives them something fun to do and celebrates your love for them!
Why to Make a Homemade Valentine for Your Kids
“Mama, why do you love me?”
If your child hasn’t asked you yet, brace yourself. The question can be jolting, especially when you realize, “because you’re my child” isn’t enough of an answer. Deflection is often met with, “but why do you love me?” Sigh……..
The good news is that there is no shortage of reasons to love our children. We simply need to take the time to put words to our feelings.
By giving words to our thoughts we tell them the multitude of ways they bring value to our lives. We help them understand that as a child of God they are valuable, independent of accomplishments and accolades.
If you are struggling to tell your child the many ways you love them, let me help. I’ve compiled a list of 101 positive descriptors that you can use to honor your child this Valentine’s Day. I’ve even got a super fun way to deliver those love notes! Ready?
You’ll need this to make your Valentine.
- White crayon or oil pastel
- Watercolor paper
- Words to express your love for your kids (printable)
Let’s Make Valentine’s For Our Kids!
Fold the watercolor paper gently in half.
Draw half a heart. If you need a template, here you go!
Next, cut and open for a perfectly symmetrical heart.
Using white crayons or white oil pastels write down the words from the list that best describe your child.
Unique and Fun Personal Valentine
Surprise Your Child for Valentine’s Day
- Give your child the heart with your secret message.
- Provide watercolor paint.
As they paint they will uncover all the words you chose to describe them! Kids that are too young to read will still delight in uncovering the secret words and having them read and explained to them! Older ones may choose to save the heart as a keepsake.
There is so much I love about this activity.
- This isn’t expensive.
- This isn’t a gimmicky, sugary, or commercialized Valentine’s Day.
- This gift shows your child that you respect them enough to take time and energy out of your day to think about them.
- You found them worthy of making a homemade card; something we often encourage for kids, but rarely do ourselves.
- With this card you show your kids love!
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