Easy ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day with kids.
Happy Valentine’s Day! My kids are incredibly excited about this holiday, and it’s been fun celebrating with them by making some cute Valentine’s Day kids crafts – from making valentines to talking about things we like about friends and family members. Emma brought this cute heart guy home from school!
Emma also made a heart pillow for my sister K, who turned 17 yesterday! I helped sew the pillow (I used my pinking sheers to trim the seam for nice smooth curves this time), she stuffed it, I stitched it shut, then she drew the face on with Sharpie pens. I love that she drew a face with the tongue sticking out – just like her other heart guy at the top of this post. K is the one who taught her to draw faces like that! I’m pretty sure it’s the first time K has received a heart-shaped gift, even with a birthday so close to Valentine’s Day, and I was so pleased to find something Emma would enjoy making that could double as a fun teenager gift! K has been a great friend to my kids, and they all adore her. We mailed it off last week, and K loves it! =)
We’re making today Daddy Appreciation Day – with notes to Mike around the house! What are you doing to celebrate?
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MaryAnne lives is a craft loving educator, musician, photographer, and writer who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband Mike and their four children.
17 thoughts on “Valentine's Day With Kids”
I LOVE that heart pillow. It is ADORABLE!! I want one.
Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!
R has that same heart hoodie! I love the pillow.
Emma loves that hoodie!
The little stuffed heart is so sweet, and a wonderful homemade gift. I think it is great that the two of you worked together on the project!
I love that you helped her make a pillow! I have fond memories of my mom helping me to make a pillow case as a child.
It was a lazy Valentine’s for us this year, though I did make heart waffles for breakfast. :)
I know – Anna was so excited too. It’s a sweet holiday for little ones :) Emma’s crafts are wonderful. Happy birthday to your baby sister!
It’s amazing how you show your appreciation to Dad :)
My daughter and I don’t really celebrate Valentine’s day. Next year, we will :)
Happy ♡ Day! ♡ the accordion arms and legs! Must be fun to have such a young Auntie!
The kids LOVE having and aunt who’s a kid herself!
I remember making a similar heart guy when I was a kid… and almost every kid I’ve known since then has made one! They never stop being cute! I think the pillow is adorable too. Your sister will treasure it!
Love the pillow! We’re giving each other little gifts today, too. :)
Both hearts are precious! I hope you are having a wonderful Valentine’s Day.
Cute! I’m going to make Dave’s favorite oatmeal raisin cookies. Abby is going to make some thumbprint hearts.
Happy Valentine’s Day to you and yours!
I can’t wait to come home!
Precious picture! I love it!
I agree that heart guy is pretty cute
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