WOMEN & FAMILIES
Everyone knows that February brings the joy of love for Valentine’s Day, but this month is more than just chocolate, roses, and romance. Even though it is the shortest month of the year, there are still plenty of reasons to celebrate in February! The weather other than the several days of artic blast have enabled outdoor activities, so get moving you have 28 days to explore fun activities to get your through the winter doldrums. I plan to have our local elementary school students make valentine cards I will deliver to our personal care home along with treat bags me and my granddaughter made. There is no greater feeling than of giving your love to others freely with no expectation of something in return. I have listed 6 of my favorite activities you and your children can enjoy. If you would like to celebrate all 28 days, let your children be the web detectives to find out how to celebrate the rest of the month.
Here are a few suggestions to get your started on your 28 days of family fun!
Feb. 1: Baked Alaska Day: Baked Alaska was first prepared to commemorate the purchase of Alaska in 1867.1 This old-fashioned favorite combine’s ice cream, sponge cake, and toasted or flambéed meringue to make a delicious dessert. This would be a fun activity with all the kids and a sweet reward at the end. Yummylicious is my description!
Feb. 2: National Tater Tot Day: Sometimes they are paired with eggs, wrapped in crispy bacon, or smothered in melted nacho toppings. Whether they are homemade or store-bought, tater tots always make one hot and crispy bite. Make your favorite tater tot dish to celebrate National Tater Tot Day.
Feb 6: National Pay a Compliment Day: Everyone deserves a little extra kindness and love. Boost a friend or loved one’s confidence by giving a genuine compliment. Have the children write a love letter to a grandparent, parent or best friend packed with compliments. It will turn out to be a cherished gift!
Feb. 9: National Pizza Day: Maybe your family already has a regular pizza night, but today is the day to grab a slice in honor of this tradition. Why not learn how to make your own pizza. It is easier than you think, and the kids can make their favorite. It is well worth the effort and a fun family activity. If you don’t want to make your own dough, a bagel will do nicely.
Feb. 14: Valentine’s Day: Today's the day that celebrates love. Although the holiday has a history of matchmaking, in modern times the day has evolved into sharing anything that expresses love, including cards, red hearts, flowers, and chocolates. Why not show your loved ones how much you care for them today and every day!
Feb. 20th: National Pet Day: Every day seems to be Love Your Pet Day, but today is the official day to give your pet some extra affection. Try your hand at making healthy homemade treats. Go for an extra-long walk or spoil them with some new toys.
In closing, I hope you will engage your family in some fun activities! Stay warm, Stay Safe, and enjoy each day!
West Newton Lions
WOMEN AND FAMILIES IN LIONS
Mary E. Popovich
West Newton Lions Club
14-E Chair - Women and Families in Lionism