Valentine’s Day activities for kids during the pandemic

Spend Valentine's Day with your kids this year.

Valentine’s Day may mean romantic dinners and roses for American adults, but for kids, it’s all about the classroom parties where they play heart-themed games, eat lots of sugar and exchange valentines with their classmates.

The problem? Those parties typically don’t feature much social distancing. And we’re in the middle of a pandemic.

“Valentine’s Day definitely has to be different due to COVID,” said Nicole Daniels of Pewaukee K3-8 school Christian Education Leadership Academy. “But we felt it was very important for students and families to still be able to celebrate such a positive holiday focused on love, kindness and friendship.” 

At CELA, students will still be allowed to hand out valentines — in a more orderly fashion than usual to allow for social distance. They’ll still have treats — store-bought and pre-wrapped rather than homemade. They’ll enjoy fun activities — playing games, decorating valentines and watching movies at their desks.

Angelia S. Rico

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