This week I’m sharing a few things to do to make your Valentines Day a little more memorable with your little ones! These are all things that we’re doing in our house this year.
1.) These heart stickers clearly made a big impression on Gray when he was two, because when I told him that Valentine’s Day was coming up, without hesitation, he asked me if I was going to do those heart stickers again. It took a little head scratching for me to remember what I had done, which was line these up from his bedroom door down the stairs leading to the kitchen table where I had a gift and special breakfast waiting for him in the morning. They come right off the floor and make a sweet (and quite memorable, apparently, experience for the littles).
2.) These heart antennae are the perfect affordable little gift for my little guys who love their festive accessories during holidays! It’s little things like this that make holidays more magical, in my opinion. Also- let’s be real- the photo opps!
3.) Red heart shaped pancakes for breakfast are a cute and simple tradition! Just add food coloring to your mix. Using this mold, you can create the heart shape. It can also be reused for eggs if you’re inspired to treat your partner with a little breakfast in bed (with XO bacon, of course)!
4.) Make Valentines Day artwork with red fingerpaint! I love this easy idea and know the boys will love using their feet to create hearts. I plan on laying down garbage bags and obviously assisting a lot with the foot-painting part, and then allowing them to get creative decorating their artwork by gluing pompoms and glitter to them. This is also adorable as pictured below, to do with your little ones for a partner gift and I love that you could do it with little babies as well!
5.) Finally, because I try to use every holiday in which getting is a theme to incoporate some giving, I ordered these cute gift tags and plan on attaching them to chocolate lollipops and having the boys help me think of some kind phrases such as “Have a Great Day!” to write on them before we pack them up and take them on our journeys that day. I’ll encourage the boys to brighten up the days of people that we encounter by gifting them with a small treat. I love watching the boys receive the organic reward that comes from giving and I know that it will fill their hearts up to see the impact that their kindness has on others.