Looking for a fun way to spend quality time with your loved ones on Valentine’s Day? Check out this great family activity!

Family Valentine Drawing Activity by Tricia Winklosky, MS-ATR, Clinical Health & Wellness Director

Collect materials—keep it simple: ½ sheet of paper or card stock with crayons, oil pastels, or colored pencils.

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Step 1: Using any of the materials, the parent(s) start and create the outline of Valentine, can be heart shape, circle, or whatever shape the parent choses. Couples create outline together.

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Step 2: The couple or family members then add color, shapes, and designs. Encourage drawing lines, shapes, and designs -nothing realistic. Have fun and enjoy creating together!

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TIP: Create your family Valentine without talking about it – can you do it?

Step 3: When everyone feels they are finished, discuss if the family would like to add words or title. If yes, decide together and include on/in your Valentine.

Step 4: Each family member initials the Valentine. Post it in a place where family can see and be reminded. Be sure to take a picture so you can share with deployed member and family/children while apart.

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NOTE: There is no right or wrong in creating together! Outside or inside lines, using whatever colors, shapes, or designs – it’s ALL right! Enjoy being & creating together!