When you think of Valentine’s Day, do you think of the roses and chocolates? Grabbing a dinner reservation at the new hot spot in town? Or that nice bottle of wine you received as holiday gift and that this as the perfect night to crack it open? If you are a working Mom like me, those Valentine’s days don’t exist anymore.
Now, it’s been completely taken over, like almost everything else, by the Kid stuff. It’s about getting items for our kids’ school classroom parties. It’s candy hearts and cardboard boxes of Valentine’s cut outs. Now we even have room moms throwing together the parties and sending home lists the moms have to contribute to.
Who has time for all this?!
Well, have no fear. I’m going to share with you some ideas that will help you be on top of your Valentine’s Day game this year, even if it no longer means doing something romantic with your partner (but, I will be addressing that topic next week).
Here are five great Valentine’s ideas for Kids.
BTW- looking for ideas on how to celebrate Valtentine’s with your significant other? Check this out
Classroom DIY Ideas
Are you the crafty and do-it-yourself type? Use a combination of printables and a treat to create gifts your child can pass out. There’s no shortage of free printable ideas on the internet, but some are better than others. Here’s a good collection of free Valentine’s printables I found.
Use them with baggies of candy, or some other treat or gift for the perfect classroom valentines.
Emoji Backpack Clips
Not really into the DIY thing, but need a good classroom handout? These are sure to be a hit.
My son loves any type of key chain he can put on his backpack. One 32-pack is enough for any size classroom. Send these into the room Mom and it will make both of you look good!
Star Wars Valentines
Just when you thought Star Wars couldn’t proliferate any further into our daily lives. Here’s a great option for your kid who is a Star Wars fan. It’s a Valentine’s-themed activity book filled with comics, games, and thirty-two perforated Valentine cards your child can hand out to their class. Valentine’s Day Star Wars style!
Check out Star Wars: A Very Vader Valentine’s Day on Amazon
Valentine’s Day Books for Kids
Have a stay at home youngster, but don’t want them to miss out on Valentine’s? Get them a book!
Llama Llama I love you
Check out Llama Llama I Love You on Amazon
Check out Happy Valentine’s Day, Curious George on Amazon
Make Valentine’s Day a Hit
Whatever you’re searching for- hopefully this gave you some ideas. You don’t have to spend a lot of money or time, but you can still do something that will make it a fun day for the little ones.
Then when you’re done- don’t forget to remind the husband to make that dinner reservation, because it’s never too late to keep a little romance in your Valentine’s day.