5. A Little Something Special
After a month and a half, Christmas presents have probably started to fade into the woodwork. What about starting a new tradition with a Very Merry Valentine's Day? Parents: Hit the dollar bins for some inexpensive gifts for the little ones. Or, Consider puzzles, games, movies, books or clothes -- whatever's up their alley can be a great way to brighten their Valentine's Day.
Gift giving can also be a way to kick off an interesting day, especially if the gift is project-oriented. Maybe the present is a new model airplane kit, an easel and paints or a tea set.
The goal? Get your little Valentine's imagination spinning.