The holiday time with a toddler
The holiday time is such a great moment to do some well planned, intentional activities with your toddler. However, when you work full-time and that holiday lands during the week, you need to get creative with what you do. You are limited with time, but you still want to make sure you spend good quality time with your child.
In this blog post, I will outline 10 different Valentine’s Day activities that you can do with your toddler (keeping time in mind).
Affiliate Disclaimer: Some of these resources may contain affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something, I may earn a commission. There is no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support.
If you are reading this post, it’s likely you enjoy celebrating holidays and sharing it with your family. I’ve always loved themes and immersing my son into what is going on within that month. Keep in mind that these activities can be done either in the morning before work or evening time. If you wanted, you could easily just save the activities for the weekend before or after Valentine’s Day. Up to you!
What you need for your Valentine’s Day activities
For many of these activities, you will need craft materials (paper, crayons, coloring book, markers, balloons). There are a few food based activities where you will need to have access to a local grocery store so you can pick them up. Amazon and walmart are my good friends, so everything could be found there too.
Where I could, I left links to what you could get to make life easier. Below you will find the list of activities.
10 Valentine’s Day Activities for Toddlers
- Valentine’s themed coloring book time.
- Bake out the box and make Valentine friendly cookies or muffins.
- Read him/her a Valentine’s Day themed book.
- Make Valentine’s Day cards [you mainly writing].
- Decorate the house together: cut up paper hearts and your toddler place them in different areas/ walls (for example).
- Get Valentine balloons, blow them up and play together.
- Go for a walk to pick out flowers.
- Make a Valentine’s shaped breakfast and eat together.
- Create a sensory bin and play together with Valentines themed toys.
- Play Valentine’s music, song, dance and just be together.
Don’t forget to check out some other popular blog posts:
- 12 ways to save time as a working mom
- How to find greater balance as a working mom
- 40 self-care ideas for busy moms
- The best morning routine for busy moms
These are all different Valentine’s Day activities that you can easily implement into your morning or evening routine.
Your child is simply going to love just being with you so don’t feel guilty if you can’t spend more time with them. Make the most of the time you do have together. At the end of the day, it’s always more about quality of time than quantity.
You are doing amazing, mama. Keep going!
Let me know in the comments if you will give any of these a try or what you plan on doing?