# Sweet Family Activity for Valentine’s Day – Create a Family “Recipe”

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and you’re already racking your brain for something special to do with the family. Cupid has come bearing gifts of love in the form of a joy-filled activity that will leave your family with unforgettable memories and sweet bonding time!

Take a break from all the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get creative this Valentine’s Day by making an out-of-the-box masterpiece! Keep reading to discover how you can make lasting memories with your family this February 14th.

## Valentine’s Day Activity for Families

This Valentine’s Day family activity might be my favorite so far this year. The idea was brainstormed by one of my classmates in Montessori training when covering the Peace curriculum. It can be done at any point during the year but I figured what better time than Valentine’s Day?

I like this activity for the family but it can easily be adapted to the classroom, roo. This activity is fun to do on any holiday and within a classroom setting.

## Valentine’s Day Idea for Family

The idea is to create a “recipe” for each family member. Once you have gathered the recipes from each family member, you can combine them into one ‘family’ recipe.

Sit down with your child, a pencil, and a few pieces of paper. Ask him what he likes most about his dad, brother, nana, himself, etc. Make a list of these words as he throws them at you.

Then try to ‘rank’ the qualities with your child. For example, if he said that his Nana is fun and nice, say, ‘so it she a lot of fun and an extra scoop of nice?’

You can introduce basic math quantities by using language like bigger than, more, less, etc. Match those quantities up with tablespoons, teaspoons, and measuring cups. Pull out these measuring tools to give him a visual.

## Valentine for a Grandparent

Here is what we came up with for his Nana:

1 cup of fun
1/2 cup nice
1 Tablespoon of smart
A dash of pretty crazy
An extra scoop of fun

He is only 3.5 so we were somewhat limited with vocabulary and I guided him a bit.

For older children, you can get more detailed and use greater quantity options. Thanks for visiting today! Please leave a comment! I love hearing from you!

Also, check out our other Valentine’s Day kids and family activities and if that isn’t enough, check out our Valentine’s Day Pinterest board.

Have fun!
Marnie

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