Employee Engagement Activities & Swag For February

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Helen Rankin
Helen Rankin

Last updated: January 27, 2023

February calls for Black History Month, Valentine’s Day, and it’s the second month of the year. How will you keep employees engaged this month? Don’t sweat it, have all the employee engagement ideas for February here! If you missed our January edition check it out! We discuss how to set employee engagement up for scale!  

Important Dates & Awarenesses For February 

Here are all the dates for February that you need to know for 2023! You don’t have to celebrate every single event and awareness but it’s important to pick the ones that make sense for your company and culture. Also, keep in mind some goals you want to get out of these engagement activities for teams! 

February DEI Dates & Awarenesses

  • February 1 – National Freedom Day 
  • February 5 – Lantern Festival 
  • February 12 – Chinese New Year 
  • February 14 – Valentine’s Day 
  • February 15 – Nirvana Day 
  • February 20 – Presidents Day 
  • February 21 – Mardi Gras 
  • February 22 – Ash Wednesday 

Awareness for the Month of February

  • American Heart Month 
  • Black History Month 
  • Human Relations Month 

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Employee Engagement Activities & Swag For February 

Let’s dive into some team engagement activities and swag ideas for February! We are bringing you in-person, remote, and no-cost options for you to get started! Remember the point of doing these activities is to bring employees together to connect and to help reduce burnout. Also, it helps make employees feel appreciated

Black History Month Company Engagement Activities

In-Office Employee Engagement Ideas

  • Bring In A Panel To Discuss Black History Month 
  • Host A Movie Day to Show a Documentary On Black History Month 
  • Order Lunches locally from a Black Owned Business 
  • Have a Black Artist design your swag! 
  • Donate to a local charity to support Black initiatives 

🕵🏻‍♀️Pulse Check: This is an excellent time to analyze internally how you are doing with Diversity & Inclusion. Check your hiring process and current staff. 

Remote Workforce Employee Engagement Ideas 

  • Provide a Uber Eats Giftcard for teams to order from a Black Owned Business 
  • Host a virtual event with a speaker to discuss Black History Month 
  • Use a company like Confetti to host a Black History Event 

No Cost Option Employee Engagement Idea: 

  • Take A Virtual Tour Of Black Exhibits – Check Some Out Here 
  • Play Black History Trivia – Check Out Some Questions Here 

Valentine’s Day Employee Engagement Activities & Swag

Swag Pack Includes: Custom mailer bag, branded bi-band journal, custom chocolate bar, stress ball heart, die-cut stickers

In-Office Employee Engagement Ideas

  • Host a baking competition! Rank treats on creativity and taste! 
  • Host a speed networking event at your company! Give employees a list of questions they have to ask each other 
  • Have a arts & crafts activity! Decorate some heart-shaped sugar cookies! Or decorate the tote bag with our swag bag idea! 

Remote Workforce Employee Engagement Ideas 

  • Host a Virtual baking class! 
  • Use a platform like Bonusly to add points for employees to give points to each other 
  • Send some fun swag for employees to enjoy with their friends & family

No Cost Option Employee Engagement Idea: 

  • Play a free RomCom trivia game by BuzzFeed

Presidents Day 

In-Office Employee Engagement Ideas

  • Host Trivia for Presidents Day 
  • Give Our Presidents Awards for those who show Presidential Leadership Skills 

Remote Workforce Employee Engagement Ideas 

  • Send teams a biography from a President or a book on Leadership Skills
  • Send personalized notes to people that have shown Presidential skillsets 
  • Send some fun swag for your teams to enjoy with their friends & family

No Cost Option Employee Engagement Idea: 

  • Turn up your slack engagement! Post for teams to tag someone in the company that has shown best Presidential skills
  • Take this free virtual tour of Mount Rushmore! 


There you have it! Top company engagement ideas you can use for February! Check out the dates in February and come up with something fun and creative that reflects the company culture you want to have!

💡 Want To Learn More Activities & Swag Ideas by Month?

Check our January’s Engagement Ideas 

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