Alternative Valentine’s Day Celebration
Instead of the annual exchange of commercial valentines, encourage your child’s preschool or elementary school to try these activities instead:

• A schoolwide pancake breakfast (featuring heart-shaped pancakes, of course). This has the added bonus of being a potential fund-raiser.

• “Adopting” local nursing home residents and sending cards or treats.

• Writing poems on the themes of affection and appreciation.

• In-class parties with music, games and snacks brought from home.

Return to Valentine’s Day Heartbreak.

See also:
Should Schools Celebrate Valentine’s Day?
Read guidelines from the National Association for the Education of Young Children.