By Kelly Youngblood
Looking for ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year but don’t have time to peruse Pinterest?
We’ve scoured the Interwebs in pursuit of the best snack, game and craft ideas around. (And by “best” we mean “easy”.)
Here’s our list of favorites- let us know your go-to Valentine ideas!
(By the way, we have a separate post coming about kid’s valentine card ideas.)
Valentine’s Day Snacks
These fun and easy valentine treats were tested and approved in my very own kitchen so I can vouch for these personally. My favorite is the Valentine’s Day Crunch- it’s a perfect treat to bag up and give out to teachers to show them some love on V-day!
These Teddy Bear Graham Cookies holding conversation hearts might just be the cutest things I’ve ever seen. Not sure how the flavors would mix but aesthetically, these are a winner in my book.
What’s not to LOVE about this Valentine’s Day breakfast idea? The best part is none of this has to be homemade if you’re short on time (or energy)!
I’m loving these Valentine’s Day graham crackers– they’re like the perfect trifecta. They offer a snack, craft and game in one.
Valentine’s Day Craft Ideas
Sometimes you need a craft for a classroom party. Sometimes you just want to make something with your kids at home. Here are some ideas that fall under both categories. (Remember, we have a separate post coming about valentine cards for kids!)
These pipe cleaner coiled roses are so cute and seem feasible, even for young children.
Looking for a Valentine’s Day box idea for all of the cards your kids get at school? This post offers 12 ideas that could work. I’m especially fond of the minion one.
This Valentine’s Day Handprint craft looks like something Grandma or Grandpa would cherish forever.
Any craft that uses popsicle sticks, pom poms, and jewels would pique my daughter’s interests. This Love Bug craft stick looks simple and fun.
Valentine’s Day Games for the Classroom
Did you sign up to be in charge of games during your child’s classroom party? That’s usually the last spot to be filled at my children’s class parties.
It can be hard to find a game that is fun and won’t get too crazy when it involves so many kids. (My oldest has 27 kids in his class! God bless his teacher.)
My go-to game for groups that big is Bingo. The kid’s love it and it keeps them focused and at their desk. Here’s an adorable free, printable Valentine’s Day Bingo game. Don’t forget to get some conversation hearts- they make fun Bingo card markers.
Speaking of free printables, there’s a woman out there who has gifted us with a Valentine’s Day version of Apples to Apples called Hearts to Hearts. I am so grateful for people like that, aren’t you?!
Here’s a great classroom Valentine activity I’ve seen it in action and it’s a big hit at parties. You could put whatever you wanted in the cups- candy, trinkets, etc. If you wanted to have a “winner”, you could put $5 in one and see who gets lucky!
If your classroom isn’t too big, this game of Musical Hearts looks like a fun way to get kids up and moving. The only supplies needed are hearts, a marker, music and feet!
Tell us, what’s your favorite Valentine’s Day snack, craft or game?