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2019 Valentine Fun for Kids

Published February 2nd, 2019
By Chad Young

2019 Valentine Fun for Kids

Calling all Cupids! We've got a county-by-county roundup of Valentine activities for kids right here. 'Tis the season for love!

The month of all-things amore is upon us. Here are our top picks for Valentine-themed festivities for you and your kids. Take note, most of these outings require advance registration. Don't delay. Spaces are limited.

 

DAVIDSON COUNTY

FAMILY PROGRAM: HAND-TOOLED LEATHER VALENTINES

Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville
Saturday, Feb. 16 from 1 - 1:45 p.m. or 2 - 2:45 p.m.
countrymusichalloffame.org
Ages 7 & older can explore the history of leatherwork, then design a hand-tooled leather heart keychain. Free with gate admission ($25.95 adults, free ages 18 & younger in Davidson and surrounding counties).

KIDS' TIME: VALENTINE'S DAY

Richland Park Library, Nashville
Thursday, Feb. 14 at 4:30 p.m.
nashvillepubliclibrary.org
Ages 6 - 12 can make a Valentine’s Day card for a special person. FREE.

JUNIOR CHEF CLASS: VALENTINE'S DAY COOKIE PARTY

Williams Sonoma at the Mall at Green Hills, Nashville
Saturday, Feb. 9 at 10 a.m.
williams-sonoma.com
Ages 8 - 13 can make cookie dough, then roll it out using cookie stamps to emboss them with "heart," "bee mine" and "love" designs. $30 per child includes the Valentines cookie stamp set. Register by calling 615-292-5066.

LOVE BIRDS: VALENTINE'S DAY ANIMAL ENRICHMENT

Nashville Zoo, Nashville
Saturday, Feb. 16 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
nashvillezoo.org
Have fun watching the lorikeets and other animals receive special Valentine-themed enrichment like cardboard candy kisses, paper hearts and more. All ages. Zoo admission on Saturday is $19 adults, $14 ages 2 - 12.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME: VALENTINE’S DAY

Richland Park Library, Nashville
Monday, Feb. 11 at 10:30 a.m.
nashvillepubliclibrary.org
Ages 3 - 6 can hear stories of love while making their own Valentine’s Day cards. FREE.

VALENTINE’S DANCE

South Inglewood Community Center, Nashville
Friday, Feb. 8
rosebankmomsclub@gmail.com
MOMS Club of East Nashville-Rosebank hosts and afternoon of dancing with your little ones, Valentine crafts, a photo booth and bake sale. Donations taken at the door.

VALENTINE'S DAY CRAFT

Pruitt Branch Library, Nashville
Monday, Feb. 11 at 4 p.m.
nashvillepubliclibrary.org
Kids in grades K - 6 can spread love with a fun, sweet craft. FREE.

VALENTINE’S DAY CUPCAKES & CRAFTS

AR Workshop, Nashville
Saturday, Feb. 9 from 10 - 11 a.m.
arworkshop.com/nashville
Make a free-standing mini block sign while enjoying Valentine’s Day-themed miniature cupcakes. $14 - $20. Register.

VALENTINE'S DAY STORYTIME & CRAFT

Watkins Park Library, Nashville
Thursday, Feb. 14 at 430 p.m.
nashvillepubliclibrary.org
Ages 5 - 8 can listen to a Valentine story then make a special card to give to a loved one. FREE.

WILD ABOUT VALENTINES

Rainforest Cafe, Nashville
Wednesday, Feb. 13 from 5 - 10 p.m.
rainforestcafe.com
A children's buffet along with games, crats, goodie bags, cupcakes and more. $9.99 for kids; adults order from the regular menu.

 

RUTHERFORD COUNTY

KIDS KRAFTERNOON!

La Vergne Public Library
Tuesday, Feb. 12 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
lavergnetn.gov
Kids make Valentine hearts for their sweethearts. FREE. All ages.

LOVE LANGUAGES

Outdoor Adventure Center, Smyrna
Saturday, Feb. 9
townofsmyrna.org
Learn your love language and how to best communicate with those who have a different one. Register.

MAKE YOUR OWN VALENTINE'S CHOCOLATE

Outdoor Adventure Center, Smyrna
Sunday, Feb. 10 from 1 - 3 p.m.
townofsmyrna.org
All ages can make a chocolate treat with customized fillings. Cost is $2 per person. All ages (with adult supervision).

STORYTIME WITH UNICORN CUPCAKES

Harris Riding Academy, Murfreesboro
Thursday, Feb. 14 from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
harrisridingacademy.com
Kids can hang out with “unicorns,” horses and goats during a story time with a unicorn-themed book followed by decorating Cupcake the shetland pony with flowers in her mane. Cost is $10. Ages 3 and older.

VALENTINE'S COOKIE DECORATING

Cali’s Coffee & Creamery, Smyrna
Friday, Feb. 5 from 5 - 7:30 p.m.
facebook.com
Decorate 12 heart-shaped cookies with icing and sprinkles. Enjoy four drip coffees and four kids scoops of ice cream (mix and match). Cost is $25 for a kit, $15 additional dozen cookies, $5 each additional person. All ages.

VALENTINE'S WATERCOLOR CARD-MAKING WORKSHOP

Quinn’s Mercantile, Murfreesboro
Saturday, Feb. 9 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
quinnsmercantile.com
Watercolor artist, Amanda Harrison, teaches you how to personalize a card and envelope for your loved ones. Cost is $45. All ages.

 

SUMNER COUNTY

MAKE & TAKE VALENTINE'S CRAFT

Hendersonville Public Library, Hendersonville
Saturday, Feb. 9 from 1 - 3 p.m.
youseemore.com/hendersonville
All ages can select a 30-minute session to stencil Valentine images onto wood that's already sanded and stained. $15 per project. Register.

MLP HEARTS & HOOVES DAY PARY

Gallatin Public Library, Gallatin
Saturday, Feb. 9 from 10:30 - 11 a.m.
youseemore.com/gallatinpl
All ages can celebrate My Liltle Pony's Hearts & Hooves Day with a party featuring crafts, games and treats. FREE.

VALENTINE'S DAY MAKE & TAKE

Board & Brush, Hendersonville
Sunday, Feb. 10 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
boardandbrush.com/hendersonville
All ages can select a 30-minute session to stencil Valentine images onto wood that's already sanded and stained. $15 per project. Register.

 

WILLIAMSON COUNTY

CARD MAKING WITH VERADA

Williamson County Enrichment Center, Franklin
Saturday, Feb. 9
wcparksandrec.com
Ages 9+ can learn the art of paper crafting while making Valentine’s Day cards. $25. Register.

CHILDREN'S VALENTINE TEA PARTY (sold out)

The Historic Cedarmont Home, Franklin
Feb. 9 - 10 from 3 - 5 p.m.
cedarmontfarm.com
Little ones and their loved ones celebrate Valentine’s Day with a tea party for kids. Don your best and enjoy high tea in the mansion with sweets and crafts.

ENCHANTED EVENING: DADDY-DAUGHTER DANCE

Fairview Recreation Complex, Fairview
Saturday, Feb. 9 from 6 - 8 p.m.
wcparksandrec.com
This special night for girls and their dads incluees live entertainment, dancing with a DJ, cookies and punch, and a commemorative photo. Ages 4 - 12. $18 per couple, $12 each additional girl. Register

I LOVE YOU VALENTINE! BEGINNER COOKIE CLASS (sold out)

Sugar Maison, Thompson's Station
Friday, Feb. 8 from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
eventbrite.com
This three-hour class teaches you how to decorate cookies with royal icing. Cost is $65 per person plus registration fee. Ages 10 and older.

VALENTINE BEGINNER COOKIE CLASS

Sugar Drop, Brentwood
Tuesday, Feb. 12 from 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
sugardrop.com
Learn how to decorate six cookies using royal icing and easy techniques. Cost is $80 per person. Space is limited. Register.

VALENTINE'S CRAFTS AND CUPCAKES

AR Workshop, Franklin
Saturday, Feb. 9 from 10 - 11:30 a.m.
arworkshop.com
Make any of the new free standing mini block signs using one of many designs for boys and girls. Complimentary cupcakes are available, too. Cost is $14 per person for one block, $25 per person for two blocks. All ages. Register.

 

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