Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and we’ve been having so much fun getting ready with the boys. Having little ones around makes any holiday more fun and we have seriously never had more fun around Valentine’s Day! We wanted to share with you some of our favorite Valentine’s Day ideas for kids.
Valentine’s Day Cards and Treats
If you have a pre-schooler, get them involved in picking out Valentines for their classroom! William was very excited to go to Target to get Valentines for his class. He decided on heart shaped Annie’s gummies (his favorite) and cute little cards.
Heart Shaped Pancakes
One of my favorite traditions on Valentine’s Day is making heart shaped pancakes in the morning. We started this tradition when William was one. We use heart shaped molds for the pancakes and how cute are these heart plates? If you have a little baker in your family, this heart apron is too cute.
Valentine’s Day Presents
My love language is gifts, so I love to have little gifts and surprises for the boys, but especially on holidays. My mom used to do the same for my brother and me and I am happy to carry on the tradition! On Valentine’s Day morning, I usually pick up a balloon for each boys’ chair and have a little present for them. I haven’t 100% decided on what to get them this year, but I’m thinking a new pair of their summer shoes, some pajamas and a little toy. Since the weather’s been nice the past few days, we’ve spent a lot of time outside playing with chalk so I may just do that!
Do Something Nice for Someone They Love
I always want the boys to think of others, so last year they (more like William, since Henry was 5 months old) picked someone they wanted to do something nice for. William picked Gigi and he wanted to bring her pink flowers because that’s her favorite color. This is when they dropped off Gigi’s flowers last year. I can’t wait to see what they come up with this year!
Valentine’s Day Outfit / Pajamas
My kids get so excited for Christmas pajamas, and I think Valentine’s Day pajamas are just as fun. They don’t have to have hearts all over them either! These tulip pajamas are adorable for girls and how cute are these striped ones for boys? For a Valentine’s Day outfit to wear to school – this train set for him and this sweet dress for her!
William is at the age that he understands special occasions, while Henry is just beginning to get it. To give them a chance to participate, we love to add some home decor that expands on the celebration. This year we picked up some tassel garlands and heart garlands, pink velvet throw pillows and oversized sherpa heart pillows. The boys love it all. William especially loves the heart pillows and thinks that they’re especially for him.
Bake/make a special treat to have after dinner
William and Henry love to help in the kitchen, so one of our Valentine’s Day ideas is to make or bake a treat together. The boys are too young for anything very complicated or time consuming, so making up a special batch of Rice Krispie treats is the perfect project. We are planning to use the pink Valentine’s Day marshmallows that are in the store now and adding Valentine’s Day sprinkles, cutting them in heart shapes when we’re done. We can break this up into a few different steps so they won’t get bored and it will be more fun!