Sweetheart Smores + 10 More Valentine Treats

11 adorable and fun Valentine treats. love this list!

Are you ready to start thinking about Valentine's Day?  Don't worry this post will be full of Valentine treats perfect for getting you in the sweetheart spirit. How to Make Sweet Heart Smores What you need: graham crackers, peanut butter, sliced strawberries and heart marshmallows. (affiliate link) These are so, so easy and so, so yummy. First spread a little peanut butter goodness on a graham cracker (a Home made graham cracker if you have some).  Then slice up some fresh strawberries, add a cute little heart marshmallow and pop those s'mores in the toaster until they are as brown and melty as you like. Now go ahead and enjoy all Continue Reading

Preschool Valentine Ideas: Valentine Games, Art and Cooking

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Is your house full of pink, white and red yet? Mine is ...  homemade Valentine cards, heart cut outs and pink paint are being left all over. (Big M was digging through my art boxes looking for Valentine supplies a week ago... I guess he has something special in mind). Preschool Valentine ideas have been filling my Pinterest feed and I just couldn't wait to share some of them with you! Preschool Valentine Ideas: 4 Valentine Games We had so much fun making our Valentine Memory Game (way back when I still had a preschooler) and it still gets used every Valentine's. How cool is that? Need to burn some energy? Heart Hop: Valentine Continue Reading

Tissue Paper Valentine Cards {Two Ways}

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As Valentine's Day approaches we love to try out different types of Valentine's Cards. Today we experimented with tissue paper. The results were 2 adorable tissue paper Valentine cards. (I have to admit they are much cuter in person. The pictures just don't do them justice.) This post contains affiliate links.   Tissue Paper Valentine Cards -- 3D Hearts You'll need: Construction paper, scissors, contact paper, tissue paper After cutting a piece of construction paper in half, fold one piece to make a card. Cut a heart (or two... or three) into the front of the card. We used the fold and cut half a heart trick to make ours. Cut a piece of Continue Reading

“You color my heart” DIY Valentine Cards for Kids

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This DIY Valentine Cards post originally appeared on January 12, 2012. Oh, oh, oh, do I have an AWESOME idea to share with you!  Last year I bit off a little more than I could chew with a snow globe Valentine idea.  While they were very cute, they were pretty time consuming and Big M was NOT interested in the process.   This year my plan was to make cute, easy, kid made valentine cards.  SUCCESS! We made "You color my heart" valentine cards and I bet you are going to be making them too! Don't those make you want to grab a crayon and color?!?! DIY Valentine Cards for Kids I asked M and M to draw a heart with a pencil and then make Continue Reading

Valentine Card Ideas We Love {super cool and candy free!}

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We're going to keep the theme for Valentine's day this year "candy free". The little Valentine gifts we'll be giving the kids will be candy free and so will the cards they'll be handing out. Don't worry though, there are plenty of adorable Valentine card ideas out there. I've rounded up 10 that are sure to make you ohh and ahh. Candy Free Valentine Card Ideas We Love Design Mom has a great idea for turning a book of MadLibs into a bunch of MadLib Valentines. Super cute and super easy. What would Valentine's be without a neighborhood scavenger hunt? These ones are specially made for the friends closest to home. Is the mustache Continue Reading

Homemade Valentine Cards for Kids – I spy Valentine Cards

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This homemade Valentine card for kids originally appeared on January 13, 2012. Valentine's Day is going to be so much fun this year!  The Valentine cards we made to hand out at M and M's schools turned out so cute, but I just couldn't stop with those.  We have a group of neighborhood kids that have become regulars in our backyard.  I really want to give them extra special Valentine cards. These adorable I Spy Valentine cards are not just cards... they are a Valentines game! Homemade Valentine Card for Kids To make this search-and-find Valentine I started by taking a walk on our street.  I took about 20 pictures, trying to capture as Continue Reading

Valentine Gift Ideas for Kids – all under $10

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It's almost Valentine's Day! I like to get the kids a little something but I don't usually want to add to the sugar rush. Between the school parties and pink heart cookies... there are enough sweets to last until the end of February. No I prefer to give fun and (maybe even practical) Valentine's gifts. Did you see the Stocking Stuffer Ideas for kids I posted last month? Anything from that list could easily be used as Valentine gift ideas for kids too, but I wanted to give you a few new ideas. Add your favorite Valentine gifts for kids into the comment section. (That helps me with shopping too!) This post contains affiliate links. By ordering Continue Reading