28 Family Activities for February We Think You’ll Love

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February may be a short month, but there’s no shortage of family fun to be had. That’s why we’ve scoped out 28 family activities for 28 days that include everything from Black History Month to Valentine’s Day and all the days in between. Read on to stay busy all month long.

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1. Kick off the new month with a craft project that celebrates the Year of the Tiger.

2. We’ve got 40 new books to add to your bookshelf for Black History Month.

3. Maybe it’s time to start a new tradition. If you ask us, the Lunar New Year is a great time to do just that.

4. Whip up a Valentine’s menu the whole fam will love.

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5. Make and play with this felt board craft that's as fun for toddlers as it is for big kids.

6. Who needs takeout when you and the kids can make easy dishes at home instead. Who else loves flavorful, healthy cooking?

7. Do the kids need a brain break? Get them moving with easy-to-set-up games.

8. Any day is a good day to grow crystals with the kids.

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9. Skip the store and have the kids make something from the heart or craft a special card for Valentine’s Day.

10. Impromptu fitness sesh? Spontaneous dance party? Here’s how to make it happen when the kids need a quick redirect.

11. Find the just-right KN95 mask for your crew to help keep everyone healthy.

12. Send a hug to a friend.

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13. Looking for actionable ways to celebrate Black History Month? We’ve got some pointers to help.

14. Stick with a simple dinner plan, so you’ve got more time to spend with the kids at the end of the day.

15. While falling in love may not be scientific, these Valentine’s Day science experiments are.

16. Try a smelly science experiment during an unplanned afternoon. Who knows? Maybe it’ll inspire your kiddos to take an early (and super easy) bath.

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17. Play dress-up with things you have around the house.

18. Did you know wall art, bird feeders and binoculars are just a few crafts you can make with toilet paper rolls?

19. Make paper by hand and start a family journal.

20. Find a fantastic new book to read with your toddler just before bedtime.

21. Ditch washing dishes with these one-pan dinners. Hint: the chicken shawarma is a crowd pleaser.

22. After a day of snow play, try a decadent treat—it’s the bomb.

23. We think you’ll dig these spots for dino lovers.

24. The next time you’re at the playground with the kids, take a workout break for yourself.

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25. If snow is in your forecast, it doesn’t get better than snowflake science experiments.

26. Chill out with easy games kids can play with grandparents, parents or even your neighbors.

27. Breathe easy when you give the gift of green.

28. Be intentional with your spending by supporting a local Black-owned business.

—Allison Sutcliffe & Gabby Cullen

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