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Valentine’s Day Ideas for Kids (Cards, Gifts, Treats & More!)

Valentine’s Day is in 2 weeks! Celebrating this holiday is going to look a little different this year due to the pandemic. Caroline is a little bummed that she wont have a class party or exchange cards and candy together with friends. So we’re getting creative…and a little extra. Thankfully, the holiday falls on a Sunday so we will all be home together to celebrate!

Our plan is to make a special breakfast for the kids, bake some treats together (like heart shaped rice krispie treats or funfetti chex mix) and gift them a few tiny gifts. For dinner, we will grab twice baked potatoes, brussels sprouts, salad and the best steaks in town from New York Butcher Shoppe and cook them restaurant style (my FAVORITE steak recipe ever, ever, ever). And for dessert, we will fire up our fondue pot and make chocolate fondue (their favorite)!

Valentine Breakfast

Here are some of our favorite breakfasts we’ve served up in the past that have all been super simple to throw together and huge hits with the kids. And if you’re looking for a 5 minute breakfast hack, just grab some frozen waffles, a heart shaped cookie cutter and head to this throwback post!

DIY Art Plate Pancakes

Make mini pancakes using a silver dollar pan (our favorite pancake pan) then serve them on paint tray pallettes loaded with colorful sprinkles and whipped cream!

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DIY Art Plate Pancakes from Caroline’s 6th Birthday

Pancake Stacks & Donut Kabobs

Another super easy breakfast that is sure to wow the kids…because silver dollar pancake stacks and DONUTS…on skewers! 

Valentine Cards

So this is where we needed to get the most creative this year — Valentine’s Day cards. Caroline really wanted to make sure she got to send some love and air hugs to some of her friends she misses most. And thanks to my Minted partnership, we discovered mailable classroom Valentine cards!!! There are so many punny and unique card design options to customize — and of course, we LOVE the free recipient address printing! Minted is also offering a huge variety of traditional classroom Valentine cards too. 

And Minted is offering my readers 15% Valentine’s Day gifts + free shipping with promo code VDAYCAROLINA. The code expires February 7! You can find lots of card options HERE and I’m rounding up some of my favorites below.

Favorite Mailable Classroom Valentines

Favorite Traditional Classroom Valentine Cards

Valentine Treats

A few festive treats to make together…

Valentine Gift Ideas

We love to get the kids a few little gifts each year for Valentine’s Day — usually shoes (boots, slippers, etc.), a new book and/or game, pajamas, etc. I’ve rounded up some really fun items for kids — all from Amazon! 

  1. Pie Face
  2. Giant Uno
  3. Hedbanz
  4. Qwixx
  5. Mouse Trap
  6. Spokester
  7. Little Reader Book Set
  8. Glow In The Dark Stars
  9. Kids Electric Toothbrush
  10. Knock Knock Joke Book
  11. Card Holder
  12. Cat’s Cradle String Game
  13. Dinosaur Taco Holder
  14. Race Track Tape
  15. Water Bottle
  16. Little Girl Underwear Set (lots of prints to pick from)
  17. Slippers
  18. Plush Hooded Fleece Robe (great for the pool too) 
  19. Rain Boots (other cute options 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5)
  20. Pajamas (other cute options 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6)
  21. Little Boy Boxer Set (lots of prints to pick from)
  22. Slippers
  23. Plush Hooded Fleece Robe (great for the pool too)
  24. Rain Boots (other cute options: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5)
  25. Pajamas (other cute options 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5)

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Sunday 31st of January 2021

What a fantastic post, thanks or taking the time to put all this together!! It's tradition to make heart shaped pancakes over here - used to be just for my husband and now kids too!! So fun! I love the idea of putting together little Valentines baskets for the kids now that they're getting older! Love all your ideas!