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Fun Things to do with Your Kids on Valentine’s Day

With Valentines Day approaching, many are wondering what fun things they can do with the kids.

Crafts:

“POCKET FULL OF LOVE”

What you need:
An old pair of jeans
Fillables – candy, fake flowers, etc.
Writables – permanent marker, fabric paint, or other
Directions: Take an old pair of jeans and cut the back pockets out (keeping both sides of the pockets in tact). Fill the pockets with candy, fake flowers or anything else you imaginations thinks of. Decorate the outside of the pockets – Make a heart and write the words “Pocket Full Of Love” inside the heart with either markers, fabric paint or anything else. Decorate the rest as you like. Makes a Great Valentines gift!

“SPOONFUL OF KISSES”

What you need:
Plastic spoon
Two Hersheys Kisses
Ribbon
Cardstock or construction paper
Directions: (You may precut everything for the little kids) Trace a heart on the construction paper (fold construction paper in half first) or cardstock. Punch a whole for the ribbon to tie on the spoon when it’s done. On your card, write “Here’s a Spoonful of Love & Kisses” on it. On the spoon put a couple of kisses in the bowl of the spoon and wrap ribbon or tulle around it and tie in a bow, to secure it. Tie it to the card in the whole you punched out.

Games:

“MUSICAL HEARTS”

This game is similar to musical chairs. You must make a big red heart that a person can hold in both hands, first. Everyone muct stand in a circle. Someone then plays music (a popular friendship song, etc.) When the music starts – you pass the paper heart clock wise. When the music stops – the person standing on the left of the person holding the heart is “out” and must exit the game. The game continues – until the last person remains holding the heart. Give the winner a handful or box of candy!

Recipes:

“VALENTINE SODAS”

What you need:
Ginger-ale
Strawberry ice cream
Whipped cream
1 teaspoon
Strawberry preserves (optional)
Directions: Fill a tall glass with strawberry ice cream, about 3/4 full. Pour ginger-ale over the ice cream. Top with whipped cream and strawberry preserves. Serve with a spoon. Yum, yum! Kids love it!
Share your favourites in the comments below!

CJ Krebs © 2001
About the Author: CJ Krebs, mother of four, writes short Parenting stories for Sheeze at: http://www.sheeze.com and is the moderator in Sheeze’s The Parenting World message board at: http://sheeze.community.ever

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