Winter Fun: Day 12

Valentine’s Day Fun

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! It’s the perfect day to spend time together as a family. Here a few fun, easy and FREE ways to celebrate the holiday with your own little cherubs.

For more Valentine’s Day events, find our roundup here.



FREE Event Alert!

How sweet it is at the FREE Victorine’s Valentine’s Day at Wilmington, DE’s Hagley Museum and Library, Feb. 14. In addition to making valentines using traditional Victorian methods and writing Valentine verses with a quill pen, families can taste gingerbread, decorate a candy bar wrapped and customize their hot chocolate with a variety of toppings.


Get Crafty

Mini Paper Plate Stegosaurus Valentine

What You’ll Need:

  • Small Paper Plate
  • Card Stock Paper
  • Googly Eye
  • Paint
  • Scissors
  • Glue


  1. Cut the paper plate in half.
  2. Paint different colors and designs onto the plate. Let dry.
  3. Cut out dinosaur spikes on card stock paper. (Crafty Morning’s tip: draw the spikes as outlines of houses.)
  4. Cut out a face and tail for the dinosaur.
  5. Glue the cut-out pieces under the rim of the plate (which should be glued onto a full sheet of card stock paper).
  6. Write “You are DINO-MITE!” and any additional Valentine greeting at the top of the paper.

For more information, visit


Get Hands-On

Conversation Heart Science Experiments

There’s never a shortage of candy hearts this time of year. Take some from the stash and see what happens to them when you add different items to the mix. Drop a Conversation Heart in water, vinegar, honey, salt water or test out what happens at different temperatures (utilizing a microwave, freezer, etc.) and discover what, if anything, happens!

Have fun guessing what will happen and keep the experiments going, using whatever items your kids want to test or whatever you’ve got in the cupboards.

For more information, visit


Categories: Winter Fun