Posts Tagged "valentine’s day"

Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts That Kids Can Craft

Valentine’s Day is almost here! And your child just asked if you bought something for them to give grandma, grandpa or their favorite sitter. You didn’t. But that doesn’t mean it’s too late to help your little one make their very own last-minute Valentine’s Day gift for someone special. If you don’t have time to spend hours shopping at the mall and it’s too late to order something online (without paying astronomical overnight shipping fees), check out these easy-to-make DIY gifts. At-Home Spa Your kiddo can treat a loved one to a day (or several days) of beauty and pampering...

Family Valentine’s Day Activity Ideas By Age

Celebrating Valentine’s Day has changed since you’ve become a parent. Instead of romance and date night, you want to spend this holiday with your family. If you’re looking for a family-fun way to spend Valentine’s Day, check out these options by your child’s age. Families with children of different ages can combine activities or adapt them to fit the children’s different interests, activity levels and stages of development. Toddlers Your curious toddler is all about exploration. Turn their love of making discoveries into a family Valentine’s Day adventure. Cut out paper hearts and ‘hide’ them around your home, creating a...

Valentine’s Day Conversation Heart Art for Kids

Candy conversation hearts are a staple of the Valentine’s Day celebration. Along with giving them to your loved ones or filling a bowl with them for a holiday party, you can also create cute crafts with them. That is, your child can create away with candy hearts for Valentine’s Day. Check out these easy-to-make art kids’ holiday art activities that all use conversation hearts! Candy Heart, Heart Kids can create a sweet Valentine’s Day greeting card using candy hearts — with only three things. All you need for this project are candy hearts, clear-drying school glue and card stock paper....

Kids’ Paper Heart Art for Valentine’s Day

Spread the love on Valentine’s Day with a few family-fun kids’ art activities. Don’t worry if you’re not a crafting queen. You can still help your little one get artsy on the holiday. All you need is a handful of paper hearts! Fold construction paper (use holiday colors, such as red and pink), draw half hearts starting at the fold and cut the shapes out. Continue until your child has more than enough hearts to use. Your crafting kiddo can cut out hearts in a variety of sizes and colors. Now what should you do with the hearts? Take a...

Valentine’s Day Math and Science Activities for Kids

The kids have crafted Valentine’s Day cards and they’ve made plenty of holiday treats. Now what? Explore math and science concepts, using Valentine’s Day as an inspiration. Not only are you celebrating the holiday, but your children are getting the chance to learn, make discoveries and develop new skills. What types of activities can you try for the most loving of all holidays? Take a look at these easy ideas that are perfect for kids in pre-k and up. Heart Symmetry Your child can learn about basic math concepts, such as shape and symmetry, using hearts. Hold a piece of...

Kids’ Valentine’s Day Box Ideas

The Valentine’s Day box. It’s a staple of the elementary school classroom. When the holiday approaches and your child’s school party draws near, you get that letter (or rather, email) from the teacher. It announces the need for a creative, colorful and ultimately cool box to put all of the class’s cards in. Whether your child’s class has a Valentine’s Day box contest or your kiddo just wants to get super-creative, check out these artsy ideas. Try Textures Instead of sticking with one kind of paper, try a variety of different textures on the box. Wrap a shoe box in...

Easy Homemade Valentine’s Day Card Crafts for Kids

There’s no need to buy pricey pre-made Valentine’s Day cards. Your child’s own artwork is the best gift that you can give a loved one. If your kiddo is getting ready to craft a few cute cards, check out these easy ideas. Don’t worry, there’s no need to qualify as an expert crafter just to make these artsy “I love you” cards. Old School Lace Doily Remember those lace doily hearts you made as a child? Well, your little one can craft a similar sort of card too. This is a throwback that’s still very much in fashion. Have your...

Easy Valentine’s Day Treat Recipes

Valentine’s Day is filled with sweet treats. And this year you can have your child help you to whip up a few. Spend some together time with your little one, making Valentine’s Day goodies to share with the entire family. Serve your treats at a holiday party or send them to family members and friends. If you need a few simple Valentine’s Day recipes for your child to help you create, check out these holiday ideas. Valentine’s Sundae Crush your Valentine’s Day chocolates into a bowl of cherry red ice cream. Mix the candy into the ice cream and top...

Valentine’s Day Craft: Making Roses

Roses. They’re the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. Right? Your child can craft her own flowers, giving them to a friend or family member for this loving holiday. Instead of making 3-D flowers, this rose art activity uses felt to create flat (but textured) versions. Your child can create her own artwork to frame or make a cute card to send! Materials: Craft felt (in red, pink and green) Scissors Card stock paper (in white or light pink) Clear-drying school glue Instructions: Cut the red and pink craft felt into ovals. These will become the rose petals. Your child can size...

Valentine’s Day Heart DIY Felt Board

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a fun-filled kids’ craft! This easy art activity lets your little learner create her own DIY felt board. She can decorate it for Valentine’s Day, and then reuse it later on (making new pieces for other holidays). Materials: Craft felt (8x10-inch sheets work best) Scissors Markers Cardboard Masking tape Clear-drying school glue How-To Instructions: Cut a piece of cardboard into a rectangle that is slightly smaller than 8x10-inches. If you’re using larger craft felt, you can cut the board to a bigger size. Instead of buying new cardboard, reuse part of an old box. Dot glue...