Instead of doing a "10 Easy and Inexpensive Ways to Show Your Kids You Love Them" post for February, I thought I would invite you to join me for 14 days of ways to show your kids you love them. A little something to do each day leading up to Valentine's Day. Now this isn't meant to mysteriously stop the day after Valentine's Day, it's just a little something fun and a way to get started doing little things each day. Nor is it meant to take the place of saying "I love you" a million times a day.
I made the kids a set of coupon cards today. I found several sites with free printables (see the end of the post for resources) and printed them on Valentine card stock paper. I did 5 cards for each child and made sure they were personalized for things they would enjoy and appreciate.
There were a few printables with blank cards and you could write your own coupon. I wrote one blank one for each child. They were things the kids have been asking to do with us. Juiciness is the one wanting a trip to the planetarium...of course he thought that meant we would go immediately after dinner. He was okay with waiting until the weekend ;) Other than that little snafu they were really excited about their surprise.
Some of the ones we picked were
- Play your favorite game
- You pick the cereal or snack we buy this week
- Mom will help you pick up or organize your stuff one day this month
- A trip to the museum of your choice
- Choose a restaurant for a one on one date with mom this month
- Stay up 20 minutes past bedtime
- One no chores day
Some resources for kid coupons