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5 Ways to Celebrate Friendship with Kids this Valentine’s Day

Updated: Nov 2, 2021

Has anyone else noticed how many celebrations we have had with kids over the last year?! Birthdays, Halloween, Christmas, Hanukkah, New Years, Valentine’s Day, and more. Kids desperately need the opportunity to celebrate milestones and connect with each other, and adults have gotten quite creative with how to celebrate given the pandemic’s safety requirements. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I’m excited to share some of my favorite ways I have found to have fun and build friendships in a distanced environment.

Baking - Each week, my nephew and I bake a new dessert from a cookbook he got for Christmas. We both love the time spent together measuring, mixing, and making a mess! Sometimes, we have to do this virtually, but it works as long as we both have the ingredients we need. I am certain he would love doing this with a group of friends, too. All it would take is a decision about what they are going to bake, a preplanned list of ingredients to have available, and the time. There is sure to be hiccups along the way that will lead to lots of laughter and memories.

Games - There are loads of online games I love to play with classes, friends, and family. Some of my favorites are listed in our blog post titled “8 Great Social Games to Play Virtually”. These include: CodeNames, OneWord, HangMan, Boggle,, Sheep, Charades, and Strawberry. Check it out if you are looking for games! If you have more ideas, please add them to our comments!