What the world needs now, is more love. During this time at home, here are some ways to bring a little extra love to your kids. Have some of your own ideas? Post them on our Facebook page.
Decorate the House
Cut out a few hearts and tape them on the walls. This doesn’t have to be fancy, but you can also write a quick note on each one about why you love your child. Do you have some dry erase markers? Write a message of love on bathroom mirrors to bring a smile to everyone’s day.
One of the best gifts and ways to show love is spending time together. Spend an hour of quality time together making cookies or another special treat. Even little kids can help measure and pour ingredients. And don’t forget, they can help with clean-up, too.
Purchase a small gift that is meaningful to the love theme. Check out An I Love You Prayer. Write a sweet note with the date in the front of the book. Don’t want the hassle of yet another delivery? Go through some of your family mementos (photos, ticket stubs, cards) gift some of them to your child and share your story with them. Sharing special memories will just strengthen your bond.
Notes from Loved Ones
Send an email to close family members asking for them to write a note to your kids about how much they are loved. Make it easy; just let them email you. Print them off and give them to your child. Don’t forget to reciprocate. Let your children list how much they love these same relatives and you can easily type it up and reply. Or have the children write it out in a homemade card that you then share over Facetime or another video app.