We’ve got eight ways to share your affection this Valentine’s Day.
Whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s Day, or prefer to ignore it altogether, February 14 is an opportunity to show your family, friends, and loved ones how much you care.
At the Children’s Museum of South Dakota, we love bringing playfulness into the holidays, so we’ve gathered eight ways to share your affection this Valentine’s Day. (Psst, you don’t have to be a child to play along!)
Grab construction paper, markers, and scissors, and get to work! Hearts are always a fun option, or if you’re not feeling crafty, grab some post-it notes and a Sharpie and write a few thoughtful notes.
Place the decorations where your loved ones would least expect them!
Tape them to doors, the bathroom mirror, kitchen cupboards, inside the car, or even inside the refrigerator.
People love sweet treats on Valentine’s Day. Chocolate is very popular, but what else could you try? Heart-shaped cookies could be an obvious choice. But what about heart-shaped pizza? Pancakes? Quesadillas? Mashed potatoes?
Write a Poem
Not a poet? Consider writing an “acrostic poem.”
An acrostic poem is a poem where the first letter of each line spells out a word or phrase. Use this prompt to think of ways to describe your friend or family member.
Do you get the idea? Maybe you can help us finish this one!
Make your evening meal special by turning your dinner table into a restaurant. Break out the tablecloths and fine china, and dine by candlelight! Have the kids write out the menu and take turns being hosts, servers, and cooks.
Maybe delivering Valentines at the museum was so much fun that you want to bring the fun home. We’ve got you! Here’s a download of our Valentine’s Day cards just for you! What a fun way to deliver some play to your friends and neighbors.
Give a Gift
Our gift shop, Play Central Toys & Books, has a wide variety of plush, books, puzzles, games, and more. It’s the best place in Brookings to find a unique gift for the child in your life! We’ve been deocrating, too. (You might notice that some of our plush have heart-related neckwear.)
We Think You’re T-Riffic
However you decide to spend your day, we want you to know how much we appreciate you!
Thank you for your friend-sheep and we hope you have an eggs-cellent Valentine’s Day.