Although generally considered a day for couples, it’s important to remember the little ones on Valentines Day. After all, many kids exchange Valentines at school and in social groups. And on a day that celebrates love, it’s always nice to show your child just how much you care.
Share a creative Valentines craft with your child via Made By Hands’ Make Your Own Valentine Cards set. Designed for children older than 3 years, this special, travel-size Valentines kit allows parents and kids to create 10 large Valentines, custom-designed for family and friends. Of special note is the fact that a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this product will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
More creative Valentines Day fun can be made with Alex Toys Heart and Crafts, a comprehensive craft set that allows children over age 3 to craft special heart-shaped items that would make ideal Valentines gifts for friends and family, or for themselves. This set comes with 25 projects that involve card making, scrapbooking, sewing, embroidery and beading. It includes materials and easy-to-follow instructions that enable a child to make a stuffed bear, treasure box, brooch, a heart garland and more; all with ‘heart-rendering’ designs. And Alex Toys Heart and Crafts comes in a printed heart-shaped keepsake box; a colorful reminder of all the fun.
A fun Valentines gift for the young-and young at heart-is the 24 Itty Bitty Miniature VALENTINE/HEART Rubber Ducks/DUCKIES/NEW/2 DOZEN/Sweetheart/LOVE set available on Amazon.Com through the Oriental Trading Co. These adorable little ducklings make for ideal children’s Valentine gifts, as well as Valentines Day party favors and cupcake toppers. White, pink, red and adorned with heart-shaped designs, each duck measures 1-1/2″L x 1-1/4″W; perhaps more importantly, they don’t squeak or quack, making them much beloved by parents and teachers seeking a quiet Valentines toy.
For the child who has a keen interest in literature, Amazon.Com offers children’s books with a Valentines Day theme. The Valentine Star (The Kids of the Polk Street School), a paperback written by acclaimed children’s author Patricia Reilly Giff and illustrated by Blanche Sims, details the Valentines Day adventures of a classroom full of students.
And just as the students depicted in this book make special cards for Valentines Day, it’s very likely that your child will need a set of Valentines cards to take to school, for classroom Valentines Day exchanges. Amazon.Com offers a full range of Valentines cards featuring popular kid-friendly characters, including Pokemon, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Hello Kitty, and Disney’s G-Force. Adolescent and teen boys will love the X-treme Sports Boys Valentines Cards, while older girls will gush over Valentines cards that boast images of their favorite vamps from the Twilight series.
Valentines Day is a day that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Make your child a part of your Valentines celebration by buying some Valentines gifts for kids.