Every month there is plenty to celebrate – official holiday or not, they provide great inspiration for creative activities you can do with your family. February is Creative Romance Month, Random Acts of Kindness Week and American Heart Month.
The great thing about “month” celebrations is they can be celebrated whenever you like. Spread special activities over the entire month; it gives you the chance to celebrate and make every day special.
Creative Romance Month
Having a creative, love filled relationship is a great example for kids and adds to family stability. Why not use the excuse of Creative Romance Month to show your partner how much you value him/her?
Make your spouse’s favorite meal or snack, leave love notes in unexpected places, have a “date night,” or try a new activity together – there are plenty of ways you can create some creative romance.
Random Acts of Kindness Week – February 14-20
Random Acts of Kindness Week is sponsored by The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation. I already touched upon the Foundation earlier, in this post.
The purpose of Random Acts of Kindness week is to educate people and to promote the giving and receiving of Kindness. Explore the word “Kindness” and what it actually means and learn about kindness as a family. Perhaps you could encourage your child’s teacher to incorporate some kindness week activities in the classroom. Point them to the foundation’s website for full lesson plans!
American Heart Month
Even if you do not live in the US, heart health is important and this gives you a chance to learn about and celebrate this amazing and vital organ!
Heart Smart – Spend some time as a family learning about your heart. Do you know how to measure your Heart Rate by counting your pulse? Would your family members recognize the signs and symptoms of a heart attack? What role does the heart play in the circulatory system? If you don’t know the answers, make it a family project to learn more!
Write a letter to your heart – After you have learned about the functions of the heart you will realize what a truly amazing organ it is. Young children can help reaffirm what they have learned about by writing their hearts a letter or card, thanking it for all the wonderful things it does.
Keeping Your Heart Healthy and Strong – Exercise is a great way to get out as a family and keep your heart strong. Try a new sport or activity together and get your blood pumping!
Here are some creative ways to celebrate February. What will your family do this month?