In our Catholic home, we love to celebrate the saints! In spite of the dreary February weather, we’re gearing up to celebrate Saint Valentine here next week.
Gathering ideas and resources can be a little overwhelming for busy moms. I’ve gathered some of our favorite ways to celebrate — don’t feel compelled to do everything. Pick and choose the ideas that work for you.
CRAFTS TO CELEBRATE SAINT VALENTINE
Saint Valentine crafts are an easy way to make the feast day super fun for your littles.
These ideas are quick and simple, but still have plenty of fun factor for your children.
FOODS TO CELEBRATE SAINT VALENTINE
What better way to celebrate and learn about a saint than food?
In our home, saint celebrations and feast days are marked with a special dish, either from the saint’s country of origin or that share some connection to the saint’s life.
For Saint Valentine, we will be making our favorite treat — Saint Valentine’s Day hearts!
LEARNING ACTIVITIES FOR SAINT VALENTINE
Whether you’re a Catholic mom teaching her children at home, or sending them to a local school, you’ll want to explore these ideas for learning more about Saint Valentine.
Over at Catholic Culture, you’ll find Mass readings for today, along with ideas for celebrating Saint Valentine’s feast day with your family.
At Real Life at Home, there’s a Saint Valentine learning packet for the whole family.
BOOKS ABOUT SAINT VALENTINE
Around our home, we use Catholic picture books to help teach our children about the saints. Each month, I take a look at the saints that we want to study, then create my list. During morning time, we set aside time to learn more.
Tired of Frozen and Elmo Valentines? Take a peep at these adorable Catholic Valentines. They’re perfect for exchanging at co-op or a family get together. (just click the picture to be taken to the Valentine)
CATHOLIC PRINTABLES FOR SAINT VALENTINE
While you’re reading some of the books above, keep little hands busy with some of these Catholic printables.
Catholic Saints Flash Cards are a fun way to review facts about Saint Valentine, along with dozens of other Catholic saints.
Mom tip: Print some of these out and put them in your purse for Mass for your children.
I’d love to hear from you — what’s your favorite way to celebrate Saint Valentine in your home?