V-Day is not exclusive for adults… the kids want to get in on this festive holiday centered around LOVE too.
Valentines Day is today and if you are like me you wait till the last minute and try to piece something together for you to do with your little one. Take a quick look at this simple cheat sheet of minimum cost to free things you can do with your child(ren) to celebrate a day of Love:
Netflix and Chill
Yes, I went there, Netflix has a ton of movies you and your child can watch in the spirit of Love.
Children Under 10 will enjoy: Hotel Transylvania, Mickey Mouse’s “The Three Musketeers” The AristoCats, Kipper Puppy Love and Tarzan and Jane.
Children over 12 will enjoy: High school Musical, The Princess Bride, Grease, Clueless, and the Lizzie McGuire Movie.
All you need is some colored popcorn and a couch to snuggle on.
Kitchen Sweet Treats
I live on Pinterest, there are always recipes listed for any occasion and holiday. Look up some ideas. Here are a few of my favorites: Valentines Pancakes , Valentines Popcorn , Heart Pizza and Heart Quesadillas.
Now if times doesn’t allow for a search, check your local grocery store, most are selling box cakes and cupcake mixes for under $2.00. You and your little one will have so much fun mixing batter, watching it bake but the best part … decorating and eating them.
Now if you have a preteen or older Kings Cooking Studio located in Short Hills, NJ (check your local directory for similar places in your town and state) offers some gourmet cooking. Under the instruction of a chef, you’ll whip up delicious eats such as homemade mashed potatoes and double chocolate pudding. The cost is 70.00 but it’s an experience for a lifetime.
Kids feel loved when we make the time to make something for them. Its always easier to buy but it does become redundant. So instead of buying….Why not make Valentines?
This simple 15 minute activity only requires a few materials(red construction paper, scissors, and magic markers) and your undivided attention. Again, I will redirect you to Pinterest because the ideas are just endless. Here are a few of my favorites: Heart Craft , Heart wreaths , Heart Tigers , Raccoon Craft. Create your valentine with a heartfelt message detailing something you appreciate and love.
Happy Valentines Day!