Easy & Inexpensive Valentine’s Day Ideas for Kids in 2020


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At the risk of having my woman card stripped, I'm being completely honest when I say that I never have been a fan of Valentine's Day.  Yes, it's nice to get flowers + chocolate, etc., but I really believe that every day should be used to show those around us that we love them.  Right?

That being said, V-Day grew in meaning for me in 2017.  My daughter's first Valentine's Day.

Growing up, my mom would always have a little something for us, and there would be cards and goodies to pass out at our school party.  We even had a coinciding week dedicated to a “secret friend” exchange.  It was exciting and all, but, was it really necessary?

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So, in the spirit of the season, I've been thinking of ways to make Sweet Girl's second and Pip's first Valentine's Day a good one.  While Pip will be a bit small (4 months) to really enjoy anything, I still feel the desire to make an effort for him.

Since it isn't really a true holiday, and since my husband is in school (final term, yay!), I'm brainstorming for inexpensive or free ways to celebrate the day of love.  Who knows, maybe you'll create a lasting tradition.

Tweak Your Routine

One of the easiest, simplest, and most inexpensive ways to make any day a little different and exciting is to change up the way you normally do things.  This is especially fun for kids, since they'll notice the differences immediately.

Add hearts/flowers to different items throughout Valentine's Day

  • Grab some heart-shaped balloons for when the kids get up in the morning
  • Leave a nice home-made card at their breakfast spots
  • Draw a heart + flowers on the bathroom mirrors with lipstick or window writers
  • Choose red/pink clothes for the day
  • Make heart-shaped pancakes + strawberries
  • Have strawberry-flavoured milk for breakfast

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Decorate with homemade crafts

  • Heart strings
  • Stained glass hearts
  • Painted pictures

Do some Valentine's Day cooking + baking

  • Valentine's day can be challenging. Shortly after Christmas, who wants to spend more money! Find some inexpensive ways to entertain your kids this year. Cute and easy ideas to make it a memorable Valentine's Day with the kids. #vday #valentinesday #kids #frugal #inexpensive #fun #momblogMake heart-shaped cupcakes by plopping a marble between the baking tin + liner
  • Use a heart-shaped cookie cutter for sugar or chocolate cookies
  • Find fun ideas for the heart-shaped cutter: bread, meat, cheese, fruit
  • Heart-shaped suckers
  • Invest in a heart-shaped silicon mold (I have one similar to this one) and get creative
    • Chocolates (melt down those bunnies in your freezer)
    • Jello
    • Gummy candies

Make up silly Valentine's Day games

  • If you have a bowling set, modify it to fit the theme, if not, grab some empty beverage bottles and tape paper flowers to them.  Use those as bowling pins, selecting a stuffed animal as the “ball”
  • Make a scavenger hunt
  • Find some heart stickers and hide them around.  When someone finds one he/she must do/say something nice for another person in the home
  • Invent an interview sheet all about love.  Ask your kids to fill them out (or dictate to you) and keep them for years to come

Create homemade gifts to give to others

Grandparents and other loved ones will be ecstatic to receive some of the kids' artwork or handiwork.  Anything made with love is always a great gift.

  • Cookies
  • Necklaces/bracelets
  • Cards
  • Pictures
  • Crafts

Make or purchase some small gifts for the kids

Head to the dollar store or keep your eye out on clearance racks for some cute little gifts to have at the kids' “spot” at the table or on their bed in the morning.

  • Pencils, erasers, note pads
  • Homemade memory game
  • Games
  • Jewelry
  • Stuffy toys

Just remember, Valentine's Day doesn't have to break the bank.

Valentine's day can be challenging. Shortly after Christmas, who wants to spend more money! Find some inexpensive ways to entertain your kids this year. Cute and easy ideas to make it a memorable Valentine's Day with the kids. #vday #valentinesday #kids #frugal #inexpensive #fun #momblog

The important thing is to spend the day showing love, affection + care to those we love.  As mamas, we do this everyday, even if it doesn't always get noticed.  Make Valentine's Day that special day for your kids to be aware of the love you show for them, and for them to learn the importance of showing love to others.

This content was created by original creator of this website, Katelynn Hegedus.

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Valentine's day can be challenging. Shortly after Christmas, who wants to spend more money! Find some inexpensive ways to entertain your kids this year. Cute and easy ideas to make it a memorable Valentine's Day with the kids. #vday #valentinesday #kids #frugal #inexpensive #fun #momblog

Got any other ideas or traditions for Valentine's Day in your home?  I'd love to hear.  Leave a comment or send me an email.