Twin Cities 2022 Family Valentine’s Day Ideas

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Spend some time with your favorite sweethearts taking advantage of the local Family Valentine Fun ideas in the Twin Cities starting the last weekend of January. Here are some ideas to get you started, including a super simple cookie recipe and inspiration for crafty gifts, family adventures, kid-friendly parties and Valentine-making events around the Twin Cities.

Valentine Crafting Events for Families in the Twin Cities

Nordic Handcraft Workshop: Intergenerational Mailable Origami Valentines

American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Date
January 29, 2022; 2pm-4pm.
Price: $25-$45. A $10 material fee is payable to the instructor.
Ages: Kids 8-15 with an adult
Registration: Register here.
Register quick, these fill up fast! Learn how to make mailable valentines with an origami instructor.

QUEEN OF HEARTS WITH SOFT CROWN & DOLL DRESS SET from Little Adventures Dress Up
Get a Queen of Hearts matching set for a little girl and her doll. Affiliate Link.

Nordic Handcraft Workshop: Intergenerational Felted Heart Garlands

American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Date: February 5, 2022; 1pm-3pm
Price: $35/child-adult pair. A $20 material fee is payable to the instructor.
Ages: Kids 5-10 with an adult.
Registration: Register here.
Kids and their adult helper can learn to shape and decorated felted hearts to string into a garland..

Valentine’s Day Craft Party!

Veterans Memorial Community Center, 8055 Barbara Ave, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077
Date: February 5, 2022; 9:30am-10:30am
Price: $19.
Ages: Tots 18 months – 6 years with adult
Registration: In person at the VMCC Guest Services desk; by phone: 651-450-2480 or online Code: PP-W216 by January 28.
Toddlers and preschoolers can make a clay heart with their grown-up helper or older sibling.

Valentine’s Day Party with Kidcreate

Battle Creek Recreation Center, 75 Winthrop Street North, St Paul, MN 55119
Date: February 9, 2022; 9:30am-10:30am.
Price: $14/child
Ages: Ages 1 1/2 to 6 with adult
Registration: Register for Event #37516; Limited Openings.
PreK parent child program includes a story and clay creation of a giant Hershey Kiss.

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Valentine Cookie & Card Making

North Dale Recreation Center, 1414 St Albans St N, Saint Paul, MN 55117
Date: February 9, 2022; 6:30pm-7:30pm.
Price: FREE
Ages: Ages 7-14
Registration: Register for event #37505; limited spots.
Kids can make Valentine cards and cookies at this drop-off class.

Valentine’s Candy Mosaic with Kidcreate Studio

Linwood Recreation Center, 860 St Clair Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105,
Date: February 10, 2022; 1:30pm-3:30pm.
Price: $24/child
Ages: Ages 4-10
Registration: Register for event #37615; limited openings.
Kids will create a heart-themed mosaic out of frosting & skittles while parents get a couple hours to run errands.

Make a Victorian Valentine Pop-up Card

Eastman Nature Center, 13351 Elm Creek Road, Dayton, MN 55369
Date: February 12, 2022; 12:30pm-2:30pm.
Price: $12/pp.
Ages: Kids 8-11 with a registered adult; Ages 12+ can be drop-off.
Registration: Register for Event #1LAN3200 by February 1st.
Learn about Victorian Valentines while making your own handmade creation. Materials are included in registration fee.

Valentine’s Day Party

El Rio Vista, 179 Robie St E., Saint Paul, MN 55107
Date: February 12, 2022; 9:30am-10:30am
Price: $14/child.
Ages: Ages 1 1/2 to 6 with adult
Registration: Register for event #37457. Limited openings.
PreK parent child program includes a story and clay creation of a giant Hershey Kiss. Siblings welcome.

Valentine’s Day Card Making

Palace Community Center, 781 Palace Ave. Saint Paul, MN 55102
Date: February 12, 2022; 12pm-1pm
Price: FREE.
Ages: Ages 6-12
Registration: Register for event #37655. Limited openings
Kids can make a Valentine’s Day card during this drop-off class.

Valentine’s Candy Mosaic

Langford Park Rec Center, 30 Langford Park, Saint Paul, MN 55108
Date: February 12, 2022; 12:30pm-2:30pm
Price: $30/child.
Ages: Ages 4-10
Registration: Register for event #37664; Limited openings.
Kids will create a heart-themed mosaic out of frosting & skittles.

Valentine Craft

McDonough Recreation Center, 1544 Timberlake Rd, Saint Paul, MN 55117
Date: February 14, 2022; 6:30pm-8pm
Price: FREE
Ages: Kids 6-13
Registration: Register for event #38067; Limited openings
Kids can make a Valentines craft during this class.


Kid-Friendly Valentines Adventures & Celebrations

Maplewood Bestie Bash

Maplewood Mall Lower Level, 3001 White Bear Ave N, St Paul, MN 55109
Date: February 5, 2022; 12pm-2pm
Price: FREE
Ages: Kids 12 and under
Registration: Not necessary
Kids can make crafts, play games and get treats. Activities include coloring hearts on the selfie background and face painting.

Valentine’s Ice Cream Party

Dayton’s Bluff Recreation Center, 800 Conway St. Saint Paul, MN 55106
Date: February 11, 2022; 4pm-5pm
Price: FREE
Ages: Kids 6-12 years
Registration: Register for event #38103; Limited openings.
A Valentine party with ice cream treats for kids.

Valentine’s Day Party

IGM Gymnastics, 12117 Riverwood Drive, Burnsville, MN 55337
Date: February 11, 2022; 6pm-9:30.
Price: $45; $40 for siblings.
Ages: Kids ages 4+
Registration: Call 952-898-3889 or Register online.
Have a parent’s night out while kids enjoy gymnastics and pizza.

Valentines Day Party. Friday, February 11th, 6:00-9:30pm. Ages 4 & up. Cost: $40 Member, $45 Non-Member. $5 Sibling Discount. Includes a Pizza Dinner.

Family Valentine Trail Adventure

Eastman Nature Center, 13351 Elm Creek Road, Dayton, MN 55369
Date: February 12, 2022; Register for staggered start times between 10am & 2pm
Price: $5/pp
Ages: All Ages; kids 3-11 must be accompanied by registered adult
Registration: Register for event #1ENC3201 by February 10th
Families can search for heart clues along a Valentines story trial and visit Valentines-themed stations along the way. Stop by the bonfire for a treat and take home a craft kit. Dress to be mainly outdoors.

Northtown Bestie Bash

Northtown Mall Burlington Court, 398 Northtown Drive, Blaine, MN 55434
Date: February 12, 2022; 2pm-4pm
Price: FREE
Ages: Kids 12 and under
Registration: Not necessary
Kids 12 and under can make crafts, including handmade Valentines, contribute to a group art project and get their face painted

Valentine’s Night Out

Battle Creek Recreation Center, 75 Winthrop Street North, St Paul, MN 55119
Date: February 14, 2022; 5pm-8pm.
Price: $5/child.
Ages: Kids ages 6-12
Registration: Register for event #37517; Limited openings.
Kids can hang out with Battle Creek staff for baking, crafts and open gym while parents get a night out.


DIY Family Valentine Fun, Crafts and Activities

Love Local: Make Pop-Up Valentines 

Presented by Minnesota Center for Book Arts
Learn three different card-making techniques with Teaching Artist Madeline Garcia.  This event was live last year, but families can still get a list of supplies and watch the instruction video at the link. Cards include: Flower Bouquet Card, Accordion Card, & Nesting V Card.  FREE. 

ArtScraps Creativity Kit

ArtStart ArtScraps, 1459 St. Clair Ave, St. Paul, MN 55105
Order your DIY Valentine kit from the Re-use shop (or any other themed creativity kits!) to beat boredom and send joy to family and friends. Pick up your kit in Saint Paul to avoid shipping fees. $40 per kit.

A Very Vibrant Valentine - Fun Card Making Kit for Families from ArtStart in Saint Paul, Minnesota
A Very Vibrant Valentines-Card Making Kit from ArtStart

Make Cookies Together

Try our recipe for easy sugar cookies, strike out on your own with your favorite go-to cookie recipe, or try these sweet and blessedly simple recipe for Red Velvet Cookies from local food blog Dining with Alice.

Crafty Project: Valentine Love Journal

Joy’s family had fun making love journals for grandparents a few years ago. These would make a heartfelt gift for any family member.

A Fun Family Valentine project - Valentines Love Journal
Finished cover of our Valentines Love Journal

Paper Plate Valentine Crafts

Local craft blog Non-Toy Gifts has published The Ultimate List of 45 Valentine Paper Plate Crafts. Not into paper plate crafts? Search keyword “Valentine” Steph has gathered an impressive collection of Valentine craft ideas.

Make Valentines Day An Opportunity to Spread Kindness

Doing Good Together offers a month-long Valentines 28-days of Kindness Challenge. Even if you come across this in mid-February it is never too late to start. These ideas are universal.

Try These ARTrageous Valentines Crafts

A few years ago, we have asked art expert, owner of  ARTrageous Adventures, and Twin Cities mom, Amanda Vallone, for some ideas to celebrate with your family. She shared these 5 Ways to Make Valentine’s Day a Family Affair.

DIY Rolled Paper Roses Valentine

Gianna shares directions for these colorful roses in her February section of Arts and Crafts for Kids Throughout the Year.

Leave us a message if you know of some Twin Cities family Valentine fun that we missed. We’ll share your ideas with the community.


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