Family Activities To Do In February

February 3, 2020 8 Comments
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February is the month of love, and we are focusing a lot on Valentine’s Day crafts and activities. As well we are enjoying the outdoors whatever the weather and looking forward to the spring with plans in the garden. So if you are looking for some ideas and inspiration for Family Activities to do in February read on!

Personally I love February. Partly because it’s my birthday month, but also because as it’s such a short month Spring doesn’t feel too far away! The weather can be a little unpredictable, but there are plenty of family activities that you can do inside and out.

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Arts and Crafts

Naturally our crafts and indoor activities this month will have a strong bias towards Valentine’s Day!

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Pom Pom Love Bugs

These super cute Pom Pom love bugs are simple to make with children of all ages. I also have a template for the hearts to make it super simple.

Fluffy Valentines Slime in a Heart Shape

Fluffy Valentines Slime

What child doesn’t like slime? This is a simple recipe including a video tutorial on how to make this really stretchy fluffy valentines slime.

DIY Twine Heart Tutorial

DIY Twine Hearts

This craft is suitable for older children and adults a like, with a full tutorial on how to make these rustic twine hearts.

Gardening

It’s still a bit too cold to plant anything yet outside (although Spring is on it’s way!), but there are some great garden related activities you can do with the kids this month.

How to Make Fat Balls for Birds

Making Bird Feeders

It’s important to look after our wildlife in the colder months, and Making Fat Balls for birds is a simple, fun activity to do with the kids in the warmth of your kitchen.

Cress Egg Heads

Making Cress Egg Heads

Growing Cress heads is a lovely little activity to do with the kids which allows them to develop their fine motor skills and learn and watch how our food grows from seeds. A great introduction to gardening whilst waiting for the warmer weather.

Outdoor Activities

Just because the weather is a bit colder and sometimes wet and windy it doesn’t mean you can’t get outside and find some fun activities for all the family. There is also a half term holiday in February, so don’t forget to check out our Days Out section for our reviews of some great family days out.

“Bad Weather Always Looks Worse Through a Window”

Tom Lehrer

Go On a Footprint Hunt

If it’s dry, this is the perfect time of year to go on a footprint hunt! The ground is nice and firm which is perfect for making plaster casts of animal tracks

Winter Outdoor Activities

Go On a Winter Outdoor Adventure

If you need more inspiration to get outside, then check out 33 Super Fun Winter Outdoor Activities for Kids. Plenty of ideas for outdoor family adventures.

In The Kitchen

With Valentine’s Day round the corner, naturally our kitchen creations have had a theme. These sweet treats are great fun to rustle up with the kids and make great edible Valentines gifts too! Oh and don’t forget about Shrove Tuesday towards the end of the month!

Raspberry and Coconut Marshmallow Hearts

Raspberry and Coconut Marshmallow Hearts

These remind me of my childhood eating those mallow biscuits with jam and coconut on. They are great fun to make, if not a little messy!

White Chocolate Fudge

Slow Cooker Cherry and White Chocolate Fudge

Who said making fudge was difficult? This recipe is super simple, and the fudge is AMAZING! Makes a great gift too for a loved one.

7 Alternate Pancake Day Recipes

Pancake Day

Check out my post on alternative recipes for Shrove Tuesday, there really is a pancake for everyone!

Hopefully this has given you some inspiration for family activities to do in February, but if you need some more ideas then check out our Valentines Crafts and Activities board on Pinterest.

Whatever you decide to do, have a great month!

Kerry x

8 Comments

  • Karen, the next best thing to mummy February 15, 2019 at 12:47 pm

    I am going to attempt to make some slime with the grandchildren by following this post#kifsandkreativity@_karendennis

    • Kerry February 28, 2019 at 7:48 pm

      Great! Let me know if you do!

  • Carla@ouramanahsourfutures February 24, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    I love how youve made different categories. We recently made bird feeders and hung them around town. May have to have a go at fudge too #kidsandkreativity

    • Kerry February 28, 2019 at 7:51 pm

      The fudge is soooo good! Once you’ve made it in a slow cooker, you will keep doing it!

  • Naomi February 25, 2019 at 2:13 am

    Feb is such a weird month as nothing really happens. So good to have some inspo! #kidsandkreativity

    • Kerry February 28, 2019 at 7:51 pm

      You’re welcome! I’m hoping to do a similar post for each month, so watch this space!

  • Emma February 28, 2019 at 5:28 pm

    Slime is definitely on the agenda for us! Thanks for sharing some fab ideas #KidsandKreativity

    • Kerry February 28, 2019 at 7:52 pm

      I need to see pics if you do!

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