3. Valentine Volunteerism
If Valentine's Day falls on a Saturday, like it happens to this year, it can be a wonderful chance to share with your children the spirit of volunteering. Maybe there's a Habitat for Humanity build going on in town or a nearby stream that needs litter picked up on the banks. A local wildlife refuge might need some assistance, Meals on Wheels could use a driver -- and a pint-sized co-pilot -- for the day, or a neighborhood food pantry might welcome a few helping hands to handle incoming donations. Not only are you spending time with your child, you're showing them how they can express love and caring for the world around them.