Valentine’s Day Activities, Crafts, Jokes, Facts for Kids

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Accordion Heart Craft

Classroom Decoration

Cupcake in a jar

Cupid Facts

Cupid Milk

 Valentine’s Day Jokes  

Valentine’s Day Heart Bath Fizzies 

Hand/Footprint Keepsake

Gift Ideas for Kids

Heart in my Hand Card

Love Hand/Footprint Keepsake

How to say Happy Valentine’s Day in a foreign language 

How to say I love you in a foreign language  

Strawberries and Cream Valentine’s Day Treat

Valentine’s Day Games and Activities

Valentine’s Day Facts

Valentine’s Day Handprint Craft

Valentine’s Day Candy House

Valentine’s Day Cupcake Tier Gift for Teacher

Valentine’s Day Gift from Kids

Valentine’s Day Greeting Card Box

Cupid Milk Cute Valentine’s Day foods for Kids

Cupid Milk Valentine’s Day Themed Drink

Every since my daughter was born every holiday is extra special to me because I get to spend them with someone I love so much.  This Valentine’s Day I wanted to make my now 3-year-old a Valentine’s Day themed breakfast.  Since she loves milk and whipped cream I wanted to combine them to make her a special drink.  This is how I came up with the idea for Cupid milk.  It’s just a combination of two of her favorite things.  Cupid milk is a fast and easy to make Valentine’s Day themed drink.  Since it’s easy to make it could be a good thing to make for a classroom Valentine’s Day celebration.  Follow the steps below to make your very own Cupid milk.

Ingredients: Milk (regular or you can use strawberry), red food coloring, whipped cream, sprinkles optional garnish such as marshmallow, strawberry or cookie, cute straw

 

Step 1: Pour your milk into a clear cup.  My daughter does not like strawberry milk, but you can skip the food coloring if you use strawberry milk.

Step 2:  Put a couple of drops of red food coloring into your milk.  Again, if you used strawberry milk you can skip this step.

Step 3: Decorate your Cupid milk with red sprinkles or with Valentine’s Day themed sprinkles.  I was able to find red, pink and white heart sprinkles at Michael’s Craft stores.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 4:  Optional:  I added a pink marshmallow to the edge of her cup.  You can also add a strawberry or a Valentine’s Day cookie.

Cute Classroom Valentine’s Day Wall Decoration

Cute Classroom Valentine’s Day Wall Decoration

 

I saw a similar version of this cute Valentine’s Day classroom wall decoration on Pinterest and I knew I wanted to make one. The idea is to make the paper on the wall look like a ruler and then the kisses are used instead of numbers to see how tall you are.  I thought it would be a great addition to our classroom.  I was right, the kids loved measuring themselves against the Hershey kisses and counting how many kisses tall they were.  It doesn’t take up too much room.  The one I made was two pieces of construction paper wide. The picture doesn’t do it justice, it really is adorable.  It would make a great decoration for a day care, preschool or young elementary school students.

Materials: construction paper (Valentine’s Day colors red, purple, pink), I also used scrapbook paper to make the letters  but you can also use construction paper, tape, scissors, glue, aluminum foil, letter tracers

Step 1: Tape construction paper to the wall to make the “ruler”.  I made two columns wide and made it 6 ft tall.  I had long construction paper.  I used 10 sheets.  I used purple paper, but you can use any color.

Step 2: Use letter tracers to make the phrase How Many Kisses Tall Are You?  If you’re good at making bubble letters you can make them free hand.  I am not, so I used tracers.  To make it more colorful, I used Valentine’s Day scrapbook sheets.  After the letters are all cut out, tape them to the top of your “ruler.”

Step 3: Now it’s time to make the kisses.  You can print out a tracker on-line by googling Hershey Kiss clip art or you can make one free hand.  After you cut them out, glue aluminum foil to one side.  You will need to make 6-8 kisses depending on the size.  Mine were the size of a 9×12 piece of construction paper and I made 6.

Step 4:  Next, you are going to tape the kisses to your “ruler”.  Try to leave an equal amount of space between each kiss.

Step 5:  To make the finishing touches, cut of hearts in different sizes and tape them to your “ruler.”

Classroom Activity Idea

Add a sheet of paper next to your “ruler” and have the kids write down how many kisses tall they were next to their name.  When everyone has been counted.  Make a chart on how tall the kids were.

I hope you enjoy this Valentine’s Day classroom decoration as much as my kids did!

How to make a Cupcake in a Jar, Cute and Easy Party Favors, Teacher Gift

This cupcake in a jar makes a great gift for a teach, coach, babysitter and more.  It also makes a perfect party favor.  The one I made today is a Valentine’s Day theme, but it could easy be changed for any holiday by changing the color of the ribbon, icing and even the cupcake.  Follow the step-by-step directions below to find out how to make a cupcake in a jar.

Materials: 1/2 pint glass jelly jars, 1 box of cake mix (or you can make your own), 1 c1can frosting (I used spray frosting but again you can make your own), sprinkles, ribbon, decorative napkin, plastic fork, tacky or hot glue, sharpie, decorative scrapbook paper optional: fruit preserves any flavor

 

 

Pre-heat 350

 

 

Step 1:  Make the cake mix according to the box

Step 2: Clean and dry your jar.  You do not need to grease or spray the inside of the jar.

Step 3:  Place two spoonfuls of the batter into the jar, using a cereal sized spoon.  Make sure you do not get any batter on the top part of the glass so it looks clean when it’s finished baking.  If you get some batter around the top part of the glass jar, just clean with a paper towel.

Step 4: Add one spoonful of the fruit preserves, I used strawberry.

Step 5: Add two more spoonfuls of the batter into the jar.  The jar should be less than half full. The jars that I used had numbers along the outside of the jar.  The batter was filled up to line number 2.

Step 6:  Place jars on cupcake trays, this is so they don’t fall over while baking.  Bake for 15-20 minutes depending on your oven.  It’s important not to over bake so they don’t look brown in the jar.

Step 7:  While cupcakes are baking and cooling it’s time to decorate your jar.  Using the top of your lid trace a circle on scrapbook or decorative paper.  Cut it out.

Step 8: If you used the jelly jars they will have a lid that separates.  If your jar’s lid separates continue with this step, if it doesn’t you can skip this step.  Separate the inside lid from the outer lid.  Place your circle on the inside lid, then place in back into your outside lid.

Step 9: Glue your ribbon around the rim of the jar.

Step 10: Now that your cupcake is cool, you can decorate with frosting and sprinkles.

 

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Step 11: Place your fork on your decorative napkin as shown in the picture.  Make sure the fork is sticking out just a little.  Wrap the napkin around the fork.

 

 

 

 

Step 12: Hold your swaddled fork next to the jar, tie a ribbon around it to secure

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Step 13: Write a cute message on top of your jar with a sharpie.

 

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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Kids

Valentine’s Day is a fun holiday, it’s a great day to make your child extra special. Instead of grabbing them a box of chocolate while your on-line a the store, try one of these ideas below.

 

  1.  A mason jar full of Hershey’s chocolate kisses.  You can write on the top of the jar with a sharpie something like Jar of Mommy’s Kisses, Open when you need a kiss from mommy.
  2. I love you because…Jar-Get a mason jar and write on the top I love you because.  Cut out small hearts from construction paper.  Write on the heart a reason you love your child.  Fill the jar with your hearts.
  3. Bubble Bath with bath crayons and a towel, robe and slippers.  Little kids love taking bubble baths and when you add some bath crayon’s they get super excited.  You can go the extra step and get colored bath tablets.  Get a cute gift bag and your all set.
  4. Make a coupon book to give to your child.  This is great for ages 5-9.  Some of your coupons can say mom/dad cleans my room, mom/dad makes my favorite dinner, stay up 1 hour past my bedtime, no chore day, trip to the movies. trip to get ice cream, play a game with mom/dad, read a book with mom/dad etc…
  5. New outfit.  Give them something special to wear to school.
  6. Valentine’s Day book, read the book together.
  7. Make a special Valentine’s Day breakfast.  Make pancakes and add a little red food coloring.  Make heart-shaped pancakes by placing a metal heart-shaped cookie cutter on the skillet.  Pour the batter into the cookie cutter.
  8. Give your special little girl a bouquet of flowers.  Ask the florist to add a little glitter to the bouquet.
  9. Give your special little girl a heart-shaped necklace.
  10. Valentine’s Day socks
  11. Make a special dinner for your child.  Get Valentine’s Day themed plates and napkins from the party store, you can also get fake rose petals for the table.  Get dressed up and have dinner together.
  12. Have tea party with your little girl.
  13. Schedule to have a family photo taken.  Target and JcPenny always have good photo details, also check groupon.