Kid-Approved Valentine Events around Cincinnati and Dayton

Valentine’s Day is a magical time for children to spread love and kindness to friends, family and others. From card exchanges to cookie decorating, we’ve rounded up the top kid-approved Valentine parties in Southwest Ohio:

Kids Valentine Holder Workshop | February 4th

Benkens Garden Center- Kids will get to choose between two different Valentines holder designs, to make something to hold all of their Valentine cards in the coming week! Choices are owl or puppy design.

Valentines Day in the Print Shop | February 4

Heritage Village Museum- We’re going to learn how to put type together in the Schram Print Shop and print it on the tabletop printing presses. We will make some traditional cards from the 1800s, and learn about Valentine traditions.

Make Your Own 3D Valentines | February 4

Clifton Cultural Arts Center- DIY your valentines this year: local artist Deb Brod will instruct families in different paper folding and collage techniques to create their own three-dimensional handmade Valentines. Combine a variety of textures and colors of paper (and hone fine motor skills!) to create sculptural scenes and cards to share with loved ones.

Valentine Craft | February 7

Green Hills Library- Make a Valentine card with watercolors using a crayon-resist technique, open to all ages.

DIY Youth Valentine Class | February 8

Nakama Studio- Prepare your child for their Valentine’s Day Party without any of the hassle for you and all the fun for them! This 2- hour class includes everything they need to make 25 glow stick themed Valentines for classmates, a Valentine collection bag, and a special snack.

Discovery on the Farm: Hearts and Horses | February 9

Chrisholm MetroPark- What affairs of the heart are happening at the farm? Conduct a cardiovascular STEM experiment to help us compare our hearts to animal hearts. Finish the day with a card-making craft!

Thursday Art Play Valentines Party | February 9

Contemporary Arts Center- This week at the CAC Creativity Center, come celebrate the day of love with a fancy V-Day party for all the families we adore! Join us for some heart themed art making and take home a yummy treat bag. Stick around for some kid-friendly yoga inspired by the work we’ve created.

KidX Bestie Bash | February 9

The Mall at Fairfield Commons- Show your bestie some love this Valentine’s Day with an event dedicated to your friendship! Besties can be your desk mate at school, a sibling, or even a parent. Join others at CozyMelts located on the lower level near JCPenney for a cute bestie craft.

Cupid’s Family Shuffle | February 10

Fairfield Community Arts Center- Bring your little loves out for a night of family fun that includes dinner and dancing. This dance is intended for families with children under the age of 12. Cheese pizza, salad, and cookies will be served and a cash bar will be available.

Love on the Levee | February 11

Newport on the Levee- Calling all Levee lovebirds; grab your family, kids, partner or bestie to join us for our sweet celebration of love! Enjoy Valentine themed sips and snacks, live music & more!

Parents Night Out | February 11

Parents rejoice! We Rock the Spectrum- Erlanger is offering Parents Night out from 5-8p for $30 a child! Drop off the kids for music, games and open play while you enjoy a night out on the town.

Be My Valentine Zumbini | February 13

Milk and Beans- Grab your besties and their babies for Valentine Zumbini at Milk and Beans!

My Furry Valentine | February 18-19

Sharonville Convention Center- Presented by Petco Foundation, BOBS by Skechers and Ten, is the Tri-State’s largest companion animal adoption event. The event’s mission is to find homes for as many homeless animals as possible, to help end the euthanasia of healthy, adoptable cats and dogs. Hundreds of adoptable dogs and cats are brought together in a festive and family-friendly event, making it fun and easy to find your perfect pet! Adopter swag bags, raffle prizes, vendor booths will be at MFV!

Neosole Hearts of Love | February 1-28

Neosole Glassworks- With the help of professional glassblowers, you will sculpt hot, molten glass into heart shaped paperweights. 5 years or older. $55 per person. Reservations required.

Looking for DIY V-Day crafts at home? 

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