Valentine’s Day is often thought of as a holiday for young couples and spouses. However, this holiday should be more of an all-encompassing day to celebrate love. While a candlelit dinner might be a great idea for a couple, it doesn’t quite make the best activity for the kids. Take the time out to make Valentine’s Day extra special for your little ones this year by partaking in some of the Chicago events that are kid-friendly on this love-filled holiday. While the previous year’s article on Best Family Valentine’s Day Activities had some great options, the upcoming 2014 Valentine’s Day offers even more activities to make Valentine’s Day another holiday your child will really look forward to.
Valentine Disco Bash at Indian Boundary
Indian Boundary Park
2500 W. Lunt Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645
Date: Feb. 15, 2014 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Held by the Chicago Park District, this event will be on February 15, 2014 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. There is no specific age range, so families are welcome to bring children big and small. There is a $2 fee for entrance and everyone is encouraged to wear their dancing shoes. This is a disco-themed dance party with disco lessons and refreshments for all visitors.
Hidden Talent 7: Happy Valentine’s Day
Harold Washington Library Center
Cindy Pritzker Auditorium
400 S. State St.
Chicago, IL 60605
Date: Feb. 14, 2014 at 12:15 p.m.
Held by the Chicago Public Library, this event is the seventh annual talent showcase that is centered around a love theme for the Valentine’s Day holiday. This is a free event that will be held February 14, 2014 at 12:15 p.m. The show will last around an hour and will highlight performers Sigrid Alexandersen, Fabienne Arlet, Matthew Garvin, Rene Rivero, Ger-Ray Welch and Gerald Rizzer. It will be held on the eighth floor of the Harold Washington Library and offers a great musical experience for the entire family.
The Kids’ Table
Kids Nite Out!
2337 W. North Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
Date: Feb. 14, 2014 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The Kids’ Table is offering a Cook & Craft for Valentine’s Day event on February 14, 2014 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event is catered towards kids four years of age and up and is a drop-off class for parents looking for a night out without the kids. Kids will enjoy their own Valentine’s Day dinner, food-themed crafts, games, yoga and a movie. The menu will consist of heart-shaped pizzas, strawberry shortcake and strawberry lemonade. There are 12 spots available for the class, price is $40 and you can register via phone or online.
Lakeshore Learning Store
2255 W. 95th St.
Chicago, IL 60643
Lakeshore Learning Store offers educational products for children and teachers. Each Saturday of the month, the store holds free crafts for kids. On February 15, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., there will be Valentine’s Day craft activities for children three years of age and up. There are no reservations required and the kids will love to make their craft and put it on display at home.
Daddy Daughter Valentine Dance at Loyola
1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.
Chicago, IL 60626
Date: Feb. 14, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
This event will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on February 14, 2014. There are no limitations on age range for visitors and the price of admission is $7. Dinner will be served in this all-encompassing Valentine’s Day dancing event. Use this event to create a closer bond between father and daughter and make it a Valentine’s Day full of dancing and celebration for a treasured memory of this love-filled holiday.
Sara Lugardo is a professional writer out of Chicago, Illinois. She has a Bachelor’s in Communication and is currently working on her Master’s. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.