Posts Tagged "valentine’s day"

Valentine’s Day Rose Crafts

Forget about a plain bouquet. Step up your Valentine's Day rose game with an artsy activity. These holiday crafts provide the perfect opportunity to keep your kiddo on a chilly winter day and celebrate the most loving of holidays. used the finished products as holiday party decorations or give them as gifts to friends and family members. Heart Wreath Draw a large heart onto a piece of scrap cardboard. Add a smaller heart inside. Cut the outer heart out. Poke a hole through the center of the board and cut the inner heart out to make a wreath shape. Squeeze...

Valentine’s Day Hot Chocolate Recipes

Warm your heart (and your sweetie's too!) with a freshly brewed cup of Valentine's Day hot chocolate. With the winter weather still in full force, February is the perfect time for a toasty sweet treat. Instead of chocolate hearts or a box of candy, gift your kiddo, spouse, significant other or other sweetheart this marshmallow-spiked drink! Instead of the same hot chocolate everyone is used to, up your Valentine's Day game with these holiday-themed ideas. Strawberry Hot Chocolate Use the colors of the holiday to create a berry-filled hot chocolate drink. Instead of the brown chocolate color, use strawberry syrup...

Easy Valentine’s Day Party Decor

Do you need to decorate your home for an impromptu holiday party? Celebrate Valentine's Day with easy-to-make party décor. And bonus, your kids will get a kick out of these cute heart-themed crafts. Heart Garland Use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to trace shapes on top red, pink, purple and white card stock paper. If you don't have a cookie cutter, draw a heart onto a piece of scrap carboard, cut it out and use it as a template. Cut the hearts out and punch one hole on each side. String the heart garland together with ribbon or yarn. If you're...

Valentine’s Day Strawberry Shortcakes

Do you need a quick, easy to make Valentine's Day treat for child's school holiday party or your own at-home bash? If you don't have the time, or the baking skills, to whip up your own from-scratch goodies, check out this super-simple heart-themed strawberry shortcake. Not only is this an easy recipe (that you can complete in less time than you think), but it's also fun for the kids to help cook. What You'll Need: Ready-made small-sized shortcake cups (these are available from most major grocery retailers) Whipped topping Strawberries Optional: Ready-made chocolate dipped strawberries How-To Strawberry Shortcake Steps Chop...

Valentine’s Day Faux Flower Heart Card Craft for Kids

Before you buy boxes of Valentine's Day cards, make your own! Don't worry if you aren't exactly a Martha Stewart-level crafter. These kid-friendly craft cards are easy for anyone and everyone to make. From your preschooler to your high schooler, your kids will kids a kick out of making these holiday greetings. Craft Supplies You'll Need Card stock paper (8x11-inch sheets) Scissors Red, pink and white tissue paper Clear-drying school glue A paintbrush Red and pink glitter Markers or crayons How-To Steps Fold the card stock paper in half. Draw a heart on the front of the card. Cut or...

Valentine’s Day Glitter Activities for Kids

Celebrate with sparkles! If your kiddos love glitter (which they most likely do), then these Valentine's Day kids' art activities are perfect. Whether your little loves want to make heartfelt cards, decorate the house for the holiday or are just looking for a themed way to craft, check out these easy ideas. Glitter Heart Start with a plain piece of 8x10-inch card stock paper. Fold it in half. Your child can draw half a heart, starting at the center. Cut the shape out and open it completely. Paint the entire front of the heart with clear-drying school glue. Now it's...

Easy Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Treat Ideas

It's almost Valentine's Day and you're in charge of bringing the treats for your child's school party. But you don't exactly have the time to spend an entire day in the kitchen baking. And buying ready-made goodies isn't an option either. What can you do? Try an in-between alternative, adding your own homemade touch to a store-bought Valentine's Day sweet! Heart Cookies The local bakery is sold out of heart-shaped cookies. Instead of baking your own, buy your child's favorite flavor of cookie. Don't worry about the fact that the cookies are round. Make sure to choose semi-soft to soft baked...

5 Family-Friendly Valentine’s Day Activities

Now that you have kids, Valentine's Day takes on a whole new meaning. While you might have a romantic evening with your S.O. planned (after the sitter comes over), you may also want to have a fun-filled family holiday celebration too. Spend time with your loved ones on this loving holiday and check out these Valentine's Day family activity ideas. Get Crafty Create kid-friendly Valentine's themed crafts together. Paint a family mural, draw portraits of each other, make paint print handprints or decorate heart cut-outs. Cook Together Make a family Valentine's Day lunch or snack, working together in the kitchen....

Valentine’s Day Candy Heart Experiment

Combine science and holiday-themed fun with this Valentine's Day kids' candy heart experiment. Chances are you have plenty of candy conversation hearts around the house right now. It's the time of year to hand them out, making them overly abundant. Instead of eating all the hearts, use a few for a sweet science exploration. This experiment gives your young child the chance to make predictions, observe and test different theories. Materials You'll Need Candy conversation hearts Clear plastic cups Different liquids- water, vegetable oil, juice, soda, tea A notepad A pencil How-To Steps Pour each liquid into its own cup....

Chocolate-Covered Valentine’s Day Strawberries

Nothing says "Happy Valentine's Day!" like chocolate. Instead of the traditional box of chocolates you can create your own holiday sweet treats. Chocolate-covered strawberries are easy to make, fun to decorate and delicious to eat. And bonus, your kiddos can help you to whip up these tasty Valentine's treats. What You'll Need Strawberries Chocolate (try a variety of types, such as milk, dark and white) Sprinkles, colorful crustal sugar or another favorite candy decor Wax paper How-To Steps Wash and dry the strawberries thoroughly. Any remaining moisture may make it tricky for the chocolate to stick to the surface. Leave...