Valentine’s Day Ideas for Kids
We love to make Valentine’s Day special for the entire family. However, it can be hard coming up with Valentine’s Day Gifts for Kids that won’t bust the budget. We have a list of fun things that don’t take a lot of time or a lot of money but will be really special. Hopefully these ideas will create lasting memories and start a yearly tradition.
7 Valentine’s Day Gifts for Kids
Once you have kids, Valentine’s Day is no longer just for showing love to your significant other. It’s just as important to show your little loves how much they mean to you! Here are some fun ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your kids.
Make a “Why I Love You” wreath.
Get out the construction paper, glue, and Popsicle sticks. Make a wreath shape out of the sticks, and cut out medium-sized red hearts. On each heart, write something you love about your child. Finish it off with a pretty bow, and voila! An inexpensive and meaningful gift. Another idea is to make a heart shaped wreath with the kids and create some fun memories together.
Miniature-ize what you give your significant other.
A friend of mine always got a half pound box of Fannie May chocolates from her dad for Valentine’s Day (her mom got the two-pound box). She shared that it made her feel so special and grown up that she got something similar to what her dad gave her mom.
Go on a date.
If you have more than one kid, time with each of them individually is a precious commodity. Schedule a date with each child and do something they really enjoy. Take a peek at some ideas for your little man and some for your little lady.
Make a special meal together.
If you plan to cook for your significant other, ask your kids to help. Plan the menu together, enlist their help at the grocery store, and prepare the meal together. My kids love to help in the kitchen, and it’s a great way to enjoy each other’s company. There is an entire Valentine’s Day menu idea for two that will only cost $14! Valentine’s Day Cake Balls would be perfect for dessert!
Create a photo book.
Kids love looking at pictures of themselves, and photo books from their earlier years are always a big hit. Make a book of some of your favorite pictures throughout the years and apply a cute “love” theme. We love Shutterfly for really cute books. You can often find free codes and just pay shipping!
At Hobby Lobby, JoAnn’s, and other craft stores, you can find t-shirts, tote bags, etc. that are customizable with iron-on appliqués. Make a shirt or bag with your child’s name or favorite character. Not only does the gift have specific importance for them, but the fact that you made it earns big points! Don’t forget to look for coupons. Most of these stores have weekly coupons to grab!
Hearts, hearts, everywhere!
Pick up a heart cookie cutter from Walmart and turn everything into hearts. Amazon has a ton of Valentine’s Day baking supplies and heart shaped items. Prepare heart pancakes for breakfast, heart sandwiches for lunch, and heart-shaped garlic bread to accompany pasta with “Valentine’s sauce” (marinara). Kids love a good theme, and if you run with it, you’ll make their day!
Doing of of these Valentine’s Day Ideas for Kids will make your little Valentines feel extra loved!
Just be creative and have fun! It’s all about the memories and special moments.
More ideas for Valentine’s Day:
- Valentine’s Day Craft – Heart Suncatcher
- Easy Kid’s Valentine Cards They Can Make at Home
- Valentine’s Day Homemade Slime
- 20 Pink and Red Valentines Day Desserts
- Heart Shaped Wreath