Valentine’s Ideas for Kids: Kid-Approved Gifts & Activities

Valentine’s Ideas for Kids: Kid-Approved Gifts & Activities

Not sure how to create a memorable Valentine’s Day for you and the sweet kiddos in your life? Don’t worry – Lovepop has got you covered! With our Valentine’s ideas for kids, you’ll be on your way to making lifetime memories that you both will cherish. 

At Lovepop, we’re all about making every moment magical. That’s why we’re sharing the magic with you and your kids this Valentine’s Day! Without further ado, let’s run through our list of Valentine’s ideas for kids to celebrate the season of love.

Valentine’s Day Activities for Kids

These sweet ideas are guaranteed to bring a smile to your children’s faces this February! Whether your kids are into movies, crafts, or sweet treats, we’ve got Valentine’s celebration inspiration for everyone: 

Valentine's Day Movies for Kids

  1. The Princess and the Frog: This animated musical follows Tiana, a phenomenal cook and aspiring restaurateur, who is mistakenly turned into a frog by Prince Naveen. And Prince Naveen has also been turned into an amphibian by an evil force! Together the pair must work together to break their spells. A kid’s favorite, you’re guaranteed to have a magical time watching this together. 

  2. The Little Prince: Based on Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s timeless tale, this reimagined animation expands on the classic. Featuring themes of love, adventure, and friendship – it’s a beautiful love story for the whole family. 

  3. Frozen: An instant classic, this Oscar-winning animated musical tells the story of the unbreakable bond between sisters Anna and Elsa in the icy land of Arendelle, showing that familial love is just as important as romantic love.

  4. Shrek: The 2001 release tells the story of Shrek, an ogre who is on a quest to rescue Princess Fiona with the assistance of his wisecracking, yet endearing donkey who provides non-stop laughter for all the family! 

  5. The Little Mermaid: The story features a young mermaid named Ariel, who is captivated by the surface world. When she falls in love with a human prince, she makes a deal with a villainous sea witch to become human herself and must earn his love before the agreed time runs out. 

Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids

Is it really Valentine’s Day without some heart-shaped arts and crafts? Try these creative Valentine’s activities for kids and make something extra special this year: 

  1. DIY Heart Stamp Art: Get your kids involved in some artsy endeavors with an adorable heart stamp. Attach wooden clothespins to the back of some pre-made (or hand-cut) foam hearts to transform them into easy-to-grasp stampers.
  2. Paper Heart Garland: It’s not Valentine’s Day without a garland of cute paper hearts, right? Garlands are not only simple to make, but they also add a sweet touch to any home – and your kids will love making them with you! 
  3. Candy Heart: This Valentine’s Day activity for kids is guaranteed to bring joy! Start with large foam letters (an X and an O) and let your little one glue candy hearts on them for a super sweet candy mosaic. 
  4. Heart Corner Bookmarks: Origami is a fun and classic craft, and it’s a great skill for your kid to practice at an early age! Try making a simple heart corner bookmark with your kids this Valentine’s day. 

Kids Valentines Meal Ideas 

Make special memories on Valentine’s Day by spending some time cooking with your kids. They’ll feel so special and will enjoy a creative twist to their usual meals!   

  1. Try this Teddy Bear Taco Tart to make your kiddos smile this Valentine’s Day. You simply cut a sheet of puff pastry into a teddy bear, then top it with cheese and taco meat. Lastly, decorate it with all the tasty add-ons. 

  2. Calzone Hearts are so simple to make using store-bought pizza dough and a heart-shaped baking pan. Add in all your family's favorite pizza toppings for an irresistibly delicious meal! 

  3. Nothing says ‘’I love you’’ like pancakes! Create a scrumptious stack of Heart-Shaped Pancakes layered with Nutella that your kids will love. For an even more festive plate, add some bright heart-shaped strawberries or Valentine-themed sprinkles for garnish.

Valentine’s Day Treat Ideas for Kids

Valentine’s Day is about feeling extra special, so be sure to treat your kids on this occasion! Here are some yummy treat ideas that are guaranteed to be a hit: 

  1. Teddy Bear Graham Heart Holders: All you need to make these adorable treats are teddy bear graham cookies, candy conversation hearts, frosting, and a toothpick – it’s really that simple! Just use your icing glue to attach the candy heart to the teddy bear.

  2. Candy Heart Marshmallow Pops: These marshmallow pops are so easy to make that you can happily include your kiddos without worrying about cleaning up a huge mess afterward. And, who doesn’t love chocolate and marshmallows? 

  3. Cupid’s Arrow Fruit Treats: Looking for a healthier Valentine treat option? Combine your cut watermelon and strawberry to make a tasty treat shaped like a heart that’s been pierced with cupid’s bow!

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Kids

If you’re looking for the most memorable Valentine’s Day gifts for your kids this year, look no further! Here are some loved-filled presents that your kids are guaranteed to love. 

Valentine’s Day Flowers for Kids

Flowers are somewhat of an acquired taste…you don’t appreciate them until you get older! So, instead of opting for real flowers, gift them an adorable Paper Flower Bouquet option:

  1. You Make My Heart Saur: There's not much cuter than a Valentine's Day T. Rex, this unique 3D card could be a delightful way to surprise your kids! 

  2. Gamer Love: This card is perfect for the kid who loves to play video games! The card cover says, “Will you be my Player 2? Yes No”! Expect an enthusiastic "yes" from the gamer son or daughter in your life!

  3. Butterfly Bouquet: Make your kid’s heart flutter with this beautiful butterfly bouquet! Butterflies with bright orange and black wings flutter with striking blue morpho butterflies, accompanied by a variety of other butterfly species in shades of yellows, blues, and purples. They perch on deep green ferns that emerge from the top of the pale pink flower pot, with pastel lilacs peeking out between the leaves.

Valentine’s Day Cards for Kids

Surprise your kid with a sweet card to show them just how much you love them! If you’re running low on inspiration, here are some cute ideas: 

  1. Whale You Be My Valentine: This unique greeting card welcomes you with the phrase 'Whale you be my Valentine?' on the front cover in block white lettering, with tiny red and pink hearts bubbling up from the text. 

  2. Love Bear Pop-Up Card: This card is the perfect way to tell your kid you love them. The red cover features a super cute laser-cut teddy bear design with heart embellishments. Open the card and an adorable teddy bear pops up with a lovely message.

  3. Playpop Explorers™: Assorted Valentine's Bulk Set for Kids 8-Pack: If you’re looking for Valentines for multiple kids (or even a classroom-full), the Playpop bulk set is the perfect option. It features 8 individual Valentines containing 8 miniature paper pop-up sculptures, each as adorable and sweet as the other! 

Valentine’s Day Card Sayings for Kids

Now that we’ve run through Valentine’s ideas and activities for your kids this year, let’s put the cherry on top with some sweet messages, quotes, and jokes: 
  1. ‘’Roses are red. Violets are blue. You are my Valentine’s day sweetie, and I love you!’’

  2. ‘’You are sweeter than Valentine’s day candy.’’

  3. ‘’A big bear hug for you.’’

  4. ‘’I love you berry much.’’

  5. ‘’I love you more than a million scoops of ice cream!’’

  6. ‘’What’s better than chocolate? You of course! Love you lots!’’

Valentine’s Day Jokes for Kids

  1. What’s red on the outside and has you on the inside? My heart. 

  2. What did one Jedi say to the other on Valentine’s Day? Yoda one for me!

  3. What did one lightbulb say to the other on Valentine’s Day? I love you watts and watts. 

  4. How did the doorbell propose to his sweetheart? He gave her a ring.

  5.  What did the volcano say to his mother? I lava you!

Feeling inspired for your February festivities? There’s nothing more important than making life-long memories with your kiddos, and Valentine’s Day is the perfect occasion to spread the love! Explore our full Valentine’s Day cards collection for even more ways to celebrate.
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