Frozen Valentine Hunt

Frozen Valentine Hunt: Fun, inexpensive family Valentine activity.  Hiding frozen ice hearts outside for kids to find.

UPDATE:  This is one of my very favourite posts, from a few years ago, and I wanted to re-share it with you incase you missed it.  My girls LOVED this easy, and free activity, so if you have little ones I hope you’ll give it a try this year.

Today our family did this great activity, and our kids LOVED it. We had a frozen Valentine hunt, with small, red, heart shaped ice cubes, in the snow. It was great fun, and free, and I know your kids would love it too! I think you still have time to make some ice before Valentine’s day.

Frozen Valentine Hunt: Fun, inexpensive family Valentine activity.  Hiding frozen ice hearts outside for kids to find.

I used my dollar store heart shaped muffin tin to make my ice cube valentines. I added a few drops of red food colouring to the water to make them red. You could also use a heart shaped ice cube tray, or even just a regular ice cube tray with red water, if that’s all you had.

This afternoon, we did the hunt in our backyard. My husband and I hid them while the girls played on the deck. The hearts looked so beautiful in the white snow, hidden all around the garden.

Frozen Valentine Hunt: Fun, inexpensive family Valentine activity.  Hiding frozen ice hearts outside for kids to find.

A Valentine to the birds?

Frozen Valentine Hunt: Fun, inexpensive family Valentine activity.  Hiding frozen ice hearts outside for kids to find.

Frozen Valentine Hunt: Fun, inexpensive family Valentine activity.  Hiding frozen ice hearts outside for kids to find.

Frozen Valentine Hunt: Fun, inexpensive family Valentine activity.  Hiding frozen ice hearts outside for kids to find.

Frozen Valentine Hunt: Fun, inexpensive family Valentine activity.  Hiding frozen ice hearts outside for kids to find.

After we had them all hidden, the girls went searching, with a pail each for collecting.

Frozen Valentine Hunt: Fun, inexpensive family Valentine activity.  Hiding frozen ice hearts outside for kids to find.

Frozen Valentine Hunt: Fun, inexpensive family Valentine activity.  Hiding frozen ice hearts outside for kids to find.

Where should we look next? How about the play structure?

Frozen Valentine Hunt: Fun, inexpensive family Valentine activity.  Hiding frozen ice hearts outside for kids to find.

Tricky.

Frozen Valentine Hunt: Fun, inexpensive family Valentine activity.  Hiding frozen ice hearts outside for kids to find.

They found them all.

Frozen Valentine Hunt: Fun, inexpensive family Valentine activity.  Hiding frozen ice hearts outside for kids to find.

And then took turns hiding and finding all over, again and again. It was a lot of fun. Who knew a few ice cubes could turn life into a party! Happy Valentine’s Day!

With a sweet frozen Valentine hunt, life really is a party!

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Comments

  1. Came from WhipperBerry…
    I LOVE this idea – looks like you had heaps of fun too!
    Great idea

  2. Such a cute idea!

  3. What a clever idea…and the hearts look so pretty tucked in among the winter landscape!

    I might have to share this on my blog tomorrow if that is ok?!

    Susan

  4. Hi Susan,
    I’d love it if you’d share my idea on your blog.
    thanks so much,
    Dannyelle

  5. this is the cutest idea ever! i love it, and your girls look like they did too. how fun!

  6. Such a cute idea!

  7. AWESOME

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