Valentine’s Activities for Kids: Family Events, Parent-Child Dances, Kits to Go, and More

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With February looming around the corner, love is in the air — and so are these kid-friendly Valentine’s Day events, crafts, kits, dances and more. If your family is anything like ours, Valentine’s Day has become a family celebration. Thankfully, family-friendly Valentine’s activities are all around the western suburbs! Registration deadlines for these dances, and other Valentine’s Day events, are fast approaching, so sign up today. Valentine’s Day is all about spending time with the ones you love, so soak up the love with these events!

Looking for Valentine’s ideas of the romantic kind? Check out our new list of date night ideas for couples, which has local options all around the Western suburbs.

2022 Valentine Events and Parent-Child Dates and Dances

Daddy-Daughter, Mother-Son, and Parent-Child Dances and Events

Daddy Daughter Date Night (Batavia)
February 4, 2022 | 6:30 pm – 8:30pm
February 5, 2022 | 6:30 pm – 8:30pm
Dads get to enjoy a magical night with their daughters with entertainment, dessert , dancing, games and more. This special date night is for kids aged 3-12. Registration required.

Daddy Daughter Date Night (Lombard)
February 4, 2022 | 6pm – 8:30pm
Desserts and dancing for the sweethearts in your life. Dads and daughters, uncles and nieces, and grandfathers and granddaughters will dance the night away, take photos, play bingo, create beautiful craft projects, and enjoy delicious desserts. Must register in advance.

Mother Son Bash 2022 (Huntley)
February 4, 2022 | 6.30pm – 8 .00pm
Crafts, snacks, prizes and a live DJ all while in matching flannels with your son. Wonderful evening for a perfect bonding session. Registration is required.

Date Night (Palatine)
February 10, 2022 | 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm
Dads, daughters, moms, and sons will enjoy a night of dancing and dining. Wear red for to match the Valentine theme. Event includes food, souvenir photo, and plenty of dancing fun.

Daddy-Daughter Date Night (Darien)
February 10, 2022 | 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Bring your daughter/daughters for the Darien Park District’s Annual Daddy-Daughter Date Night. Refreshments, flowers, and music will set the scene for a fun night.

Daddy Daughter Dance (Oak Lawn)
February 11, 2022 | 5:00pm – 7:00pm
A fun-filled night full of dancing, contests, games, photos, and much more is promised for your sweetheart of a daughter. All father figures are welcome for this event. Registration is required.

Daddy Daughter Dance (Streamwood)
February 11, 2022 | 6:30pm – 8:00pm
“Let’s Glow Party” with music, dancing, blacklight glowsticks, crafts, photo ops, refreshments, and more. Registration is required.

Daddy Daughter Dance (Roselle)
February 11, 2022 | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Enjoy an evening with your little mermaid under the sea. The evening will include dinner and dessert, crafts, dancing, a DJ, and plenty of photo opportunities.

Daddy Daughter Dance (La Grange) (registration is full)
February 11, 2022 | 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The La Grange Recreation Center will be transformed into a dreamy ballroom. Dads and daughters will enjoy pizza and other light refreshments. Dance the night away to music provided by a professional DJ.

Daddy Daughter Dance (Plainfield)
February 11, 2022 | 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
A professional photographer will be at this event to capture a beautiful moment this Valentine’s Day. Refreshments, music, and crafts, too. Registration is required.

(Daddy Daughter Dance (Glen Ellyn) (Registration is full)
February 11, 2022 | 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Make your own ice cream sundaes at this event while enjoying an evening of music and dancing. Moms are welcome to this event. While it is now full, there is a wait list you can be added to.

2022 Daddy Daughter Dance (Oak Brook)
February 12, 2022 | 6.00pm – 10.00pm
Dinner, DJ/dancing, corsages, boutonnieres, and photo opportunities. Sounds like a night for beautiful memories to be made! Registration is required for this event; a portion of the proceeds will go to local charities.

Sweetheart Ball (Bensenville)
February 12, 2022 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm
This year’s theme is “Candy.” Enjoy dinner, dancing, entertainment, and a magnificent sweets table. Must register in advance.

Daddy Daughter Winter Wonderland Ball (Downers Grove) (Registration is full)
February 12, 2022 | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dads and their special little girls are invited to enjoy sweet treats, music, and fun activities. During the event, strike a pose in the photo booth for a keepsake.

Dad/Daughter Dance (Woodridge)
February 18, 2022 | 6pm – 8 pm
Go dressy or casual for this fun dance night with a DJ, dinner, crafts and more. Registration required.

Mother Son Dance (Warrenville)
February 18, 2022 | 6pm – 8 .30pm
Dance the night away to tunes from a live DJ while enjoying a buffet dinner with your son.

2022 Family-Friendly Valentine Events

A Princess Tea Party (Aurora)
January 29, 2022 | 11.30 am -1.00 pm
Sing, dance, and craft with special princess guests at this royal Valentine’s Day tea that features lunch, tea and entertainment. Registration is required.

Valentine’s Day with Your American Girl Doll (Western Springs) (Registration is full)
February 3, 2022 | 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Add yourself to the waitlist for this wonderful event. Come to this special Valentine’s Day class and bring your American Girl doll to design a lovely two-piece outfit for the holiday, create jewelry to match and take a trip to the hair salon to create hair designs. Must register in advance.

Be my Valentine Party (Tinley Park)
February 3, 2022 | 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Presented by Stuffed with Love, kids will get a chance to stuff their own animal, do a heart craft, and hear a sweet story. Registration is required.

Kid’s Workshop Succulent Valentine (Park Ridge)
February 3, 2022 | 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Bring the kids, enjoy snacks, paint a pot and plant a succulent. Each kid and adult signed up will receive a succulent, a jiffy pot, and a certificate. Registration required.

American Girl® Doll Valentine’s Day (Naperville) (Registration is full)
February 4, 2022 | 6.30 pm -7.30 pm
While this event is full, register to get added to a waiting list. Bring an American Girl or similar sized doll and enjoy a session of decorating an outfit with accompanying jewelry for your doll.

Valen-Slime: A Slimeology Lab (Darien)
February 4, 2022 | 6:15pm – 7:15pm
For ages 7 and up. Create your own slimy valentine’s concoction to smell like gourmet chocolates, fresh cut roses, or chocolate covered strawberries. Must register in advance. This is a drop-off class.

Valen-slime: A Slimeology Lab (Downers Grove)
February 4, 2022 | 5:00pm – 6:00pm (FULL) and 6:15pm – 7:15 pm
Create your own Valen-slime to take home. Customize your slime to smell like gourmet chocolates, fresh cut roses, or chocolate covered strawberries. Ages 5-12. Must register in advance.

Family Valentine Card-making Party (Elmhurst)
February 5, 2022 | 10.30 am – 11.30 am
An Elmhurst Public Library card is needed for registration, this will be an in-person event for all ages and all craft materials will be provided.

American Girl Doll Valentine’s Day Party (Downers Grove Museum) (Registration full)
February 5, 2022 | 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Kids get to dress-up and bring their favorite American Girl Doll to the Museum for a special Valentine’s Day themed party. Registration is required. Add yourself to the waiting list.

Mommy and Me Kids Valentines Day Tea Party (Chicago)
February 6, 2022 | 3.30 pm
Registration is needed for an afternoon of high tea filled with scones, sandwiches, cookies, tea and more. Cost includes cupcake decorating and crafts.

Kids I heart Valentines Event (Geneva) (Registration full)
February 6, 2022 | 10:30 am – 12:15 pm and 1:00pm – 2:15pm
Sessions are limited to 15 kids. Registration is needed for a session of book reading, a heart sugar cookie decorating, a card making opportunity and photo booth opportunities.

Cards from the Heart (Darien)
February 7 – 14, 2022 | During library hours. Check website for details
Stop by the Indian Prairie Public Library in Darien from February 7 to 14th to create and decorate cards for someone special.

Valentine’s Day Sweet Treat Shoppe (Darien)
February 7, 2022 | 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Must register in advance. All little bakers will have their own “creation station” and will bring home treats they made. There will also be crafts included in registration.

Valen-Slime: A Stretchy Thinking Slime Lab (Glen Ellyn)
February 8, 2022 | 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Have the slime of your life making Valentine’s Day themed slime. Customize your slime in the concoction center to smell like gourmet chocolates, fresh cut roses, or chocolate covered strawberries. For ages 7 to under 14.

Valentine’s Day Card Making (Bensenville)
February 9, 2022 | 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Celebrate Valentine’s Day by creating cards for your friends, family, and classmates. Supplies will be provided for your card.

Bilingual Family Nights: DIY Valentine’s Day Slime (Bensenville)
February 10, 2022 | 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Do something different this year by spending some time making Valentine’s Day themed Slime.

Book Magic – Valentines Day (Woodridge)
February 10 , 2022 | All Day
Stories and a craft. Open to Grades K-3. Registration required.

Heart Craft Hour (Darien)
February 11, 2022 | 3:30pm – 4:00pm
Registration required and only open to library card holders of the Indian Prairie Public Library.

Valentine’s Day Movie (Elmhurst)
February 11, 2022 | 6:30 pm – 8:45 pm
Targeted for Grades 9-12, there is a ballot box at the Elmhurst Public Library to vote for a movie that will be aired on this date and time. Snacks will be provided.

Parents Night Out / Kids Valentine’s Day Themed Party (Deerfield)
February 12, 2022 | 4pm – 8 pm
A slice o f pizza and a dance party supervised while mom and dad enjoys some quiet time away sounds like a perfect way to enjoy Valentines. Registration is needed for this supervised but socially distanced event.

Mickey & Minnie Valentine’s Party (Elmwood Park)
February 12, 2022 | 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Registration required for this fun afternoon where kids will receive a Mickey/Minnie balloon ears, a cotton candy cone, and a craft session where they will make a Valentine’s Day card to give to Mickey or Minnie.

Animal Valentines (Downers Grove)
February 13, 2022 | 10:00 am – 11:00am
For Ages 5 – 12. Come make some goodies to show animals and plants how much you love them. Must register in advance. Kids get to also make a craft to bring home.

2022 Valentine’s Craft Kits to Go

Valentine’s Day Craft Take Home Kit (Naperville)
Kits available: January 17 – February 12, 2022
Discover nature at home with a themed Nature Discovery Kits by Knoch Knolls Nature Center. Registration is required. The nature discovery kit creates ways to celebrate the holiday and make gifts for friends and family.

Kid’s Fun Paint – Valentine Gnome (Oswego)
January 22, 2022 | 10:00am – 11:15 am
Enjoy painting your gnome to display for the Valentine holiday! Register today. Best for ages 7-14

Victorian Valentines Craft Pick up (DuPage County Historical Museum, Wheaton)
January 11 – February 13, 2022 | Pick up during operating hours
From Victorian and vintage ideas to modern creations, use provided instruction-idea sheet and your own creativity to celebrate your valentine. Craft kit pick up at the DuPage County Historical Museum. Registration required and cost applies for this craft kit.

Show your love (Inside Out Club, Naperville, Virtual)
February 5, 2022 | 10:00 am – 11:00am
Online via Zoom. Craft cute valentines for nurses and patients in the hospital. Registration is required, craft pickup will be in Naperville.

Victorian Valentines (DuPage County Historical Museum, Wheaton)
February 5, 2022 | 1:00pm – 3:30pm
February 12, 2022 | 1:00pm – 3:30pm
Free event with remote participation. Registration required. Create your own Victorian-style valentines in a fun, afternoon workshop using treasured keepsakes, incorporating feathers, beads, and bits of fabric.

Valentine’s Day Rec-Tivity Box (Oakbrook Terrace)
February 7-11, 2022 | 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Valentine’s Day Rec-Tivity Box will provide you and your kids with different Valentine’s Day themed crafts, STEM experiment, and a variety of activities and goodies to enjoy. The Rec-Tivity box is made for two children to enjoy.

Take and Make Valentines Day Craft (Woodridge)
February 7-14, 2022 | All Day
While supplies last, pick up a kit at the circulation desk to get a valentine’s day craft kit.

Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Home

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