Fun Activities for Families to Enjoy in February

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Teaching kids responsible pet ownership is just one fun family activity for February. Vicky Kasala / Getty Images

Kids are restless here in the heart of winter. Count down the minutes until the spring thaw arrives and try these fun things for families to do together in February.

Enjoy Winter Activities Together

Kids are playing indoors more these days. Keep them busy without video games. Try a complete list of winter activities for kids that will entertain your children until the spring thaw.

Play Indoors

Staying in the house doesn't mean the kids have to park it in front of the TV.

There are plenty of indoor activities for kids that involve active games, pretend play and creativity exercises.

Plan a Trip

Nothing will warm your family up quicker than planning for a special getaway together. Spring break is just a couple of months away, so now's the perfect time to spend some time brainstorming with your family about where they would like to go when the weather gets warmer. Make vacation planning a family activity, look at all of the fun attractions you can visit online and take advantage of early bird deals by booking now.

Valentine's Day Fun

Celebrate Valentine's Day with your children all month long. Create Valentine's crafts, such as the I Love You photo collage or the I Ruff You foam dog. Plan a Valentine’s Day party, make Valentine's Day party supplies with your printer and play Valentine's Day-themed party games.

Presidents' Day

Slip in a history lesson on this holiday.

Teach kids about Presidents' Day, the first federal holiday established in honor of an American citizen, with fun activities that teach your children all about this important day.

American History Month

Speaking of history, February is also American History Month. Find out what happened on this date in history to teach your kids something new today.

Black History Month

Learn about Harriet Tubman, Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks and other key people who made a difference during Black History Month. Even younger children can embark on this learning journey through age-appropriate printables and activities.

American Heart Month

Keep your family fit during American Heart Month. Teach kids how the heart works, learn about the heart's anatomy and gauge your family's target heart rates.

National Children's Dental Health Month

Take care of those teeth! Children's Dental Health Month is the perfect time to re-examine your child's dental habits. Whether you're preparing for your child's first visit to the dentist or you're teaching older kids to brush and floss properly, there are plenty of children's dental printables and activities to make your job easier.

National Snack Food Month

Use February's National Snack Food Month to teach your kids about healthy eating habits. Start by preparing healthy snacks kids will love or shake things up with some healthy smoothie recipes kids will love.

International Friendship Month

Celebrate International Friendship Month by helping kids show their appreciation for their friends. Kids can write thank you cards to their pals or you can help them make new friends.

National Cherry Month

Step into the kitchen and cook with your kids. Prepare some cherry recipes together for a bushel of fun. No cherries in the house? Get creative with a cherry blossom craft instead.

National Embroidery Month

Take up a new hobby with your kids. Learn embroidery together for some quality one-on-one time.

National Grapefruit Month

The fruit that is packed with vitamin C gets its own time in the spotlight during the month of February. Cut open a grapefruit and share it with your children as a snack or as part of your family's breakfast.

National Wild Bird Feeding Month

Here's a fun hobby to enjoy with your children. Get started birding during National Wild Bird Feeding Month. Follow a few simple bird watching tips for beginners to get the most out of your family's new hobby.

Responsible Pet Owners' Month

Teach kids how to be responsible pet owners, whether you're a pet parent to a dog, cat or a gerbil.

Choosing the right family pet is the first step. Whether you're showing your kids how to take care of dogs properly, teaching them how to bond with cats or helping them learn about exotic pets, being a responsible pet owner is a lifelong commitment.