Hey there, marvelous moms! As Valentine's Day approaches, it's time to sprinkle a little extra love and joy into our lives. Instead of drowning in a sea of sugary treats, let's embark on a journey of wholesome snacks and heartwarming activities that will have your little cupids smiling from ear to ear. So, grab your apron and let's dive into a Valentine's Day filled with laughter, love, and healthy bites!
Valentine's Snacks for Your Little Sweethearts:
Berry Love Kabobs
Let's kick things off with a burst of color! Thread heart-shaped watermelon chunks, strawberries and blueberries onto skewers to create these adorable Berry Love Kabobs. Not only are they Instagram-worthy, but they're also packed with vitamins and antioxidants. Your little ones will be munching away on these fruity delights in no time!
Cupid's Veggie Dippers
Did you know? Cutting veggies into a fun shape makes them 90% more enjoyable to eat! At least I've found this to be true with my kiddos! Cut cucumbers into heart shapes and pair them with cherry tomatoes, celery or carrot sticks for a snack that's as cute as Cupid himself. Add a side of hummus for a dip-worthy delight that's crunchy, munchy, and oh-so-healthy.
Love-Struck Yogurt Parfaits
Turn snack time into a parfait party with Love-Struck Yogurt Parfaits! Layer Greek yogurt with granola, fresh berries, and a drizzle of honey for a treat that's not only yummy, but also packed with protein and probiotics. Bonus points for letting the little ones create their own parfait masterpiece – it's a DIY snack adventure that'll have them forgetting all about the sugary candy and gummies in no time!
Heartfelt Apple Sandwiches
An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but why not make it extra special for Valentine's Day? Slice apples horizontally to create heart-shaped rings, and sandwich them together with a layer of almond or peanut butter. Sprinkle a few raisins or mini semi-sweet chocolate chips (it is Valentine's Day after all) on top for that extra touch of sweetness. These Heartfelt Apple Sandwiches are sure to be a crowd favorite!
Love Bug Trail Mix
Create a snack that's as cute as a love bug – literally! Whip up a trail mix by combining heart-shaped pretzels, nuts, and a mix of dried fruits. Add a touch of sweetness with dark chocolate chips or yogurt-covered raisins. Package them up in little bags for an on-the-go treat that's perfect for busy moms and snack-happy kiddos.
There you have it – a lineup of healthy and heartwarming snacks that will have your little ones feeling the love. Say goodbye to the sugar crash and hello to snack time fun that's as nutritious as it is delicious. Here's to a Valentine's Day filled with happy munching and big smiles!
Fun and Fabulous Activities for a Love-Filled Day:
Valentine's Day Treasure Hunt
Turn your home or backyard into a treasure trove of love with a Valentine's Day scavenger hunt. Hide little notes, clues, treats, or small toys around the house, and watch as your little explorers embark on an epic adventure.
Our Valentine's Day collection is full of high-quality, wooden toys for various ages that are perfect for hiding or using as the "grand prize". We have everything from teethers, to trucks, to personalized name puzzles!
Color-Your-Own Heart Charms
Our adorable CYO heart charms are the perfect activity to do with little ones who love to paint or color! Each set includes three wooden charms; 'Love You', 'XOXO' and 'Bestie' that can be decorated, written on and then mailed or given to a loved one or friend.
After you've done the snack making and the treasure hunt and the painting and the coloring, you might be looking for something more...shall we say "relaxing". So, cozy up with the kiddos for a love-themed storytime. Choose books that celebrate friendship, kindness, and, of course, love. It's a snuggly way to unwind and share some quality time together.
Let's make this day about creating lasting memories, laughter, and love that fills our hearts and bellies with joy. Happy Valentine's Day!