Looking to do something a little different from the traditional Valentine’s that kids generally exchange at school? Last year, my daughter’s first year in a Two’s Program, I ended up scrambling at the last minute and buying what I could find at CVS. This year, I searched Pinterest, and some of our local stores, so that you don’t have to. Here’s what I found:

 

Target Dollar Section – Last week I found a few quick and easy options in the Target Dollar section. We’re going with the one pictured below, which had a bunch of different options for the erasers. The unicorn and the lion are a big hit in my house!

 

Dollar Tree/Dollar Store – I always seem to forget about our local Dollar Tree stores. They always have a ton of options that can be turned into really cute Valentines. For example, I’m always finding little sets of bubbles or mini Play Dough containers. Both are great options!

 

 

Pinterest – The thing I love about Pinterest is the variety of ideas you can find. And many of the ideas don’t take much effort (or in my case artistic skill). Many vendors are selling printable downloads for creative & unique cards. Here are a few of my favorites, I’ll be filing away for the years to come.

 

“You’re Awesomesauce” Applesauce Pouches – This is currently the most requested snack at my home and on most playdates we attend. Click here for one adorable idea that includes the printable download. This is a great school snack because the ingredients are generally allergy friendly.

 

“I Like How You Think Outside the Sandbox” Kinetic Sand – An adorable idea from PlayPartyPlan.com that is sure to be a crowd pleaser. It’s easy to put together on your own, even with help from your child. And I love how the “sandboxes” are small enough to take along on the go. Click here for this idea and more.

 

DIY Crayon Valentine – If you search Pinterest, you’ll find hundred of ideas for this one. Basically, you would download a printable and then attach crayons to it. Another great small gift kids can take on the go. Here’s a link to one option (and bonus it’s a FREE printable).

 

“I Am Bubbling With Joy that We Are Friends” Bubbles – How adorable is this? Click here for the FREE printable.

 

“You’re a Gem of a Friend” Ring Pops – If your child’s school doesn’t have any restrictions on bringing in candy/food, here’s another idea.

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