We all know what to do on Valentine’s Day for our spouses or significant others. But moms love to make the day special for our kids, too, just to let them know they’re loved. We’ve come up with ten Valentine’s Day ideas for kids that say, “Be my Valentine,” in a creative way!
10. Heart-shaped breakfast
Start the day right with heart-shaped pancakes, toast, or waffles. Make first, then use a heart shaped cookie cutter to cut them into a heart shape. (Or pack their lunch with a heart-shaped sandwich!)
9. Make it pink
Use red food coloring to make any light-colored food or drink pink. Whether it’s pink milk, oatmeal, or cream cheese on their bagels, making it pink makes it fun!
8. Strawberry smoothie
You don’t need red food coloring to make a pink drink if you have strawberries in the house. Who wouldn’t love a strawberry smoothie for breakfast or an after-school snack?
7. Note in lunch
Slip a valentine or love note in their lunch to keep the love flowing all day long.
6. Strawberry hearts
Cut the stems off fresh strawberries and slice them lengthwise to look like hearts. Or serve strawberries dipped in chocolate for a special treat.
5. Candy on the pillow
Put a chocolate heart or other valentine candy on your child’s pillow to find before going to bed.
4. Paper roses
Craft or tissue paper roses are a fun activity to do on Valentine’s Day. Create a whole bouquet to display or give away.
3. Surprise balloons
Order a bouquet of red and pink helium filled balloons and let them wake up to a fun surprise on Valentine’s Day.
2. Candy hearts trail
Leave a trail of candy hearts leading to a fun surprise at the end. Or hide candy hearts and let your kids look for them.
1. Candy hearts messages
Create a message they’ll see when they get home from school, or play a game and see who can come up with the silliest sentence using the words on the candy hearts.
Many of these Valentine’s Day ideas for kids will work for big kids, too (hint, hint)! Look for more Valentine’s Day ideas and ways to make the day special on our blog. Start shopping for your Valentine’s Day photo cards or classroom valentines, if you don’t already have them picked out!
As the marketing and website copywriter for Pear Tree, Cathy knows how intimidating writing a Christmas card or thank you note can be. She is married to an active husband and Mom to three teenage boys.
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