Making Your Foster Child Feel Loved This Valentines Day…
Showing your foster children that they are loved is important every day, but even more so on a day as special as Valentines Day. Holidays like these offer ideal opportunities to create special memories your foster child can cherish for life. Here are a few of our ideas on how to celebrate this special day with your foster children.
Get creative and bake some love-themed treats! Use a heart cookie cutter for heart-shaped cookies for example. This way you are teaching your child a skill while also bonding with them and spending quality time with them.
Why not sit down with them and make Valentines card with them? Maybe for their friends at school, or if they have contact with their birth family, for them?
Suggest your foster child invites an elderly neighbour or friend who might not have a Valentine to celebrate with over for dinner? Or make his or her day by delivering a bouquet of flowers and a homemade card to them?
Family movie night.
There are many cute Valentine’s Day movies that child and adults alike enjoy! Why not settle down with your foster child for a movie night – and let them pick the movie to make them feel extra special!
Make them their favourite meal.
To make your foster child feel loved, why not make them their favourite dinner, or perhaps treat them to a meal at their favourite restaurant? It’s important to try not to make your foster child feel alone or lonely or a holiday so built around feeling loved and appreciated.