1. Make Valentines Day Cookies.
Make your own Heart sugar cut-out cookies or buy the pre-made sugar cookie dough and cut the cookies into fun valentines day shapes. Then let the kids use frosting and sprinkles to decorate the cookies! Check out Grandma's Recipe for Cut-Out Sugar Cookies.
2. Make Valentines day goody bags!
Instead of the traditional store bought valentines that your kids pass out at school, create your own Valentines Day goody bags! This year in my 4 year olds goody bags we included temporary tattoos, Fruit by the Foot, bubbles and a couple pieces of candy.
3. Create Valentines Day themed Memory or Go Fish card games.
Pink or White index cards work great for this. You will need different shades of red, pink, and purple paper (2 sheets of each). Now tape two pieces of the same color paper together. Ask your kids to draw valentines day shapes on the paper. Then cut out the shapes and you will have 2 identical shapes in the same color! Then glue these shapes, one shape per card) together and let dry. Give Each shape a name, like "Big Pink Heart" or "Red Cupid". Now you have a fun Valentines Day version of Memory or Go Fish!
4. Make a Valentines Day picture frame for someone you love!
Buy a blank picture frame that you can find in the craft section of most stores. Set the kids up with paint, cut out shapes, glitter, puffy paint, ribbons, and pipe cleaners. Let them decide how they want to decorate their frame and who they want to give it to. You will most likely need to do this craft in a couple steps. To make things easier, pre-paint the frames before you give them to the kids to decorate. Use a hot glue gun or regular glue to help stick on the different shapes, ribbon, etc. Just make sure to stick with the non-toxic items!
5. Make your own Valentines Day Cards
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