Farrell asked last time about Valentine’s Day gifts for children. Here are some of the things I’ve done in previous years:
1. Small heart-shaped box of chocolates, the kind that has about 4 pieces in it.
2. Box of conversation hearts.
3. Plastic heart full of Skittles or M&Ms.
4. Baggie into which I’ve put a couple pieces each of all the Valentine-wrapped/colored candies I bought for myself (Kit Kats, M&Ms, Hershey Miniatures).
I used to make heart-shaped pancakes for breakfast on Valentine’s Day morning, but that, uh, didn’t go so well.
More ideas for kids:
Happy Valentine’s Day, Mouse! book by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond (photo from Amazon.com)
Shrinky-Dinks Valentine tree craft kit (photo from Amazon.com)
Heart Crayons by lil boo & co. on Etsy (photo from Etsy)
Orange and Red Polka Dot Heart Shirt by piccadilly circus designs on Etsy (photo from Etsy)
Robots in Love shirt by Happy Family on Etsy (photo from Etsy)
Valentine’s Day Cookie Set (photo from Target.com)
Valentine Box of Play-Doh (photo from Target.com)
Webkinz Love Frog (photo from Amazon.com). Have your kids had a Webkinz yet? The stuffed animal comes with a year’s access to the website, which lets the child adopt the pet and print out a certificate, and then play with a virtual version of the pet online, buying it clothes and treats and furniture.