5 Easy Ideas for Valentine's Day Your Kids Will Love!
5 Easy Ideas for Valentine's Day
For many of us growing up, Valentine’s Day is one of our favorite holidays. We all loved exchanging Valentine’s Cards at school, eating chocolate and heart-shaped candy, and seeing red and pink decorations around the house or the school halls. In this blog post, we’re focused on making Valentine’s Day just as special for your little ones! Keep reading to find 5 Easy Ideas for Valentine’s Day.
Valentine’s Idea #1: Easy Valentine’s Day Printable Bag Tags
In the last few years, Valentine’s Day cards have become more elevated since we were in elementary school. On social media, we’ve seen parents post elaborate bag tags or gift ideas they’ve created for their kids to bring to school. While we admire the parents who can create beautiful and elaborate Valentines from scratch and duplicate it for 20 other kids in the classroom, we know that many other parents may not have the time or means to do the same.
So as a solution, we’ve created several free Valentine’s Day Printables for you to create cute and easy Valentine’s Day gifts at home! Our Valentine’s Day Printables are pre-designed bag tags that you simply print, hole punch, and attach to an inexpensive snack or candy.
To download our Valentine’s Day Bag Tag Printables, click here.
Valentine’s Idea #2: Cupid Chow
Cupid Chow is a sweet and delicious take on Chex Mix that’s easy to make at home. We know that most people are chocolate lovers, so this is a sweet snack you’ll have a blast making (and more fun eating) with your kiddos!
For this recipe, all you need is:
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 9 cups Chex cereal
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 cup of your favorite Valentine’s Day candy
Melt the peanut butter, butter, and chocolate chips together in a microwave safe bowl or in a saucepan over the stovetop. One melted, add the vanilla and then take the mixture and pour into the measured Chex cereal. Mix together and then sprinkle the powdered sugar on top. Lastly, toss in your favorite Valentine’s Day candy! We recommend pink and red M&M’s or something festive like candy hearts.
Valentine’s Idea #3: Personalize a Sticker Greeting Card
Sending snail mail has become more and more of a rarity these days. However, when we do receive something in the mail, it’s much more of a thrill and it can make us excited and giddy!
To a special someone, we encourage you to send a personalized Sticker & Co Greeting Card! Our sister company, Sticker & Co, sells adorable Greeting Card designs that you are able to upload your own photo to and customize a unique message.
We recommend taking a family photo, personalizing one of Sticker & Co’s many Valentine’s Day greeting cards, and sending it out to your closest family members and friends.
Plus what makes the Sticker & Co Greeting Cards so special is that they turn into stickers that your loved ones can treasure! You can choose to print your Sticker Greeting Card out on permanent or semipermanent vinyl. If the sticker is permanent, it’ll be the perfect sticker for laptop cases and water bottles. If semipermanent, this sticker will be great for fridges or on walls as decor.
Shop Sticker & Co Greeting Cards and the total Valentine’s Day collection here
Valentine’s Idea #4: Salt Dough Ornaments – Conversation Hearts
Ornaments aren’t just for the Holiday season! This Valentine’s Day, let’s create adorable salt dough ornaments you can use on a garland, as magnets on your fridge, or as decorations throughout your house.
For this easy craft idea, you’ll need:
- 2 cups of flour
- ½ cup of salt
- ¾ cup of warm water
- Heart shaped cookie cutter
- Pencil or something to create a hole
In a bowl, mix together the flour, salt and warm water until you have a doughy-ball. The mixture shouldn’t be sticky. If so, add more flour. Roll the dough into a ¼ inch sheet and use the cookie cutters to cut out the heart shape. Next, use your pencil or a sharp tool to create a hole on top of the heart if you are desiring to create an ornament.
We used letter stamps to write phrases into our ornaments. You could write your child’s name or fun phrases or you could entirely skip this step.
Next, let your ornaments dry out for a day and then bake in the oven 200 degrees for 1-2 hours until fully dry. Let your ornaments cool and then paint with your chosen colors.
Once the paint is dry, string the ornaments with the ribbon and then you’re done with your adorable conversation hearts!
Valentine’s Idea #5: Date Night Jar
Our last idea is a DIY for you and your partner! This year, prioritize having a monthly date night. As much as we all love our kiddos and spending time together, it’s important to also spend time with your partner and prioritize your individual relationship as well.
To create a date night jar, here’s what you’ll need:
- Mason Jar
- Popsicle Stickers
We challenge you to think of at least 12 fun date ideas so you’ll have options for every month. On each popsicle stick, write down a date night activity or a meal idea you both love going to.
Here are some ideas:
- Italian Night! Dinner at Olive Garden & Gelato for Dessert
- Retro Night: Bowling + Roller Skating
- Rock-Paper-Scissors to determine the activity, restaurant, and dessert
- Cuddle up at home with a home-cooked meal and a scary movie
Not only is this an easy craft to replicate, it’s a meaningful and intentional gift we’re sure your partner will love.
Happy Valentine’s Day from Name Bubbles
We hope you all enjoy these 5 easy Valentine’s Day ideas! May these ideas bring joy, fun, and excitement into your family’s life.
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