Valentine’s Day Ideas for Kids

Desperately seeking new ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your little sweetheart? Check out our top picks.

By Amy Zerello
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Desperately seeking new ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your little sweetheart? Check out our top picks for the best holiday activities for kids.

Craft: View a gallery of 27 craft ideas from Martha Stewart. From sweet and simple (like these heart-shaped tea bags) to stunning (like these glistening homemade soaps), this is the page crafty parents must bookmark for Valentine’s Day.

Bake: Adorable cookies! Two blogs to ogle: Bake at 350 and The Decorated Cookie.

Pamper: For under $15 you can give your daughter Klutz’s Nail Art, which comes with mini-polishes and lots of ideas for fun, DIY manicures that are perfect for Valentine’s Day. No time left to wait on a gift? Check out this nice list of ideas for enjoying a mother-daughter beauty day.

Share: Cards of course! Whether you make your own cards or opt for a box set for handing out at school, heed this teachers tip: have your child just sign his or her own name. This cuts down on the time it takes for special deliveries around the room. For a perfect card idea for little guys, check out the monster cards at makeandtakes.com. And if your son isn’t into handing out cards, check with his teacher, he may be able to pass out pencils instead.

Party: Host a Valentine get-together. On the agenda: cards, cookies and fun! This video from AmazingMoms shows you how to do it for under $50.

Watch: If you allow yourself enough time, Netflix has a handful of Valentine’s Day flicks for kids. You can add Clifford’s Be My Big Red Valentine, Miss Spider’s Happy Heartwood Day, or Elmo Loves You! to your queue or watch Be My Valentine, Love Barney instantly.

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