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When my kids were younger, we always started the day with a little physical activity. It worked wonders to get the wiggles and extra energy out so they could concentrate on school instead of merely vibrating around the room.
In the warmer months, the kids would ride bikes, scooters, skateboards, or roller blades around the neighborhood every morning for a bit while I cleared away breakfast and got school ready to go. Sometimes, we would go for an early morning hike on local trails all together. As the weather turned too cold to go outside, we got creative.
Keeping kids active indoors without them trashing the house can be tricky. Over the years, we have tried things like kids exercise videos, good old calisthenics, dancing, Twister, and Simon Says. I was always on the look out for fun games and activities that were holiday themed, as well. This kept things new and fun.
Valentine’s Day Activity
One of my kids’ first and favorite games was a soft cube that they rolled on the floor. Each side of the cube was a different color, and each color had action cards that went with them. Whoever rolled the cube had to do the action on the chosen card.
The actions on the cards were fun things like skip around the room, walk like a bear, dance like a ballerina, and do a somersault. My kids liked this game way past the younger ages it was geared toward. It is pretty funny watching your 13 year old son dance like a ballerina.
This fun Valentine’s Day activity cube is based on the same concept. Roll the cube. Do the action. The actions are all Valentine’s themed, so it is perfect for your Valentine’s Day parties, theme days, or just to add holiday fun to your day.
This Valentine’s Day activity cube pattern is a FREE download for The Homeschool Scientist’s email subscribers! Enter your email in the form below, and you will receive a download link in your inbox. Then, just download the pattern. Print (use cardstock for best results). Cut it out. Fold. Tape. And, you are ready to play!!